In Memory of Chris La Putt

February 5, 2016

Today’s guest blog post comes from oncology social worker, Sarah Paul, LMSW.

“I got to know Chris in the summer of 2014, almost a year after he was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer,” she shares. “[We] discussed the challenge of not letting his diagnosis become a part of his identity, his search for love and the difficulties of being a single young adult with cancer. ”

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New Financial Assistance Program for Cancer Patients in Mid-Hudson Valley

February 2, 2016

Cancer is an expensive condition, and patients face financial concerns that impact many aspects of their lives. Today, we are proud to announce a new financial assistance program for adults and children with cancer who live in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley region. Learn more about who is eligible, and how to apply.

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New Copay Assistance Funds Available for Multiple Myeloma Patients

January 26, 2016

CancerCare is happy to announce new co-payment assistance funds for people diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, through the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation. The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is dedicated to helping people with cancer meet what otherwise are significant co-payment obligations for cancer treatment.

Learn more about these grants, and how to apply.

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CancerCare Social Worker, Glenn Meuche, Speaks About Melanoma Survivorship

January 20, 2016

In today’s blog post, CancerCare Social Worker and Internship Program Coordinator, Glenn Meuche, discusses his personal and professional experience with melanoma survivorship. A melanoma survivor himself, Glenn also offers counseling to cancer survivors coping with the lasting physical and emotional effects of their experience.

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Financial Assistance Now Available for Metastatic Lung Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Patients

January 15, 2016

CancerCare now has national grants, generously funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb, available for people diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer or multiple myeloma. The funds will cover travel expenses associated with treatment for those who are eligible.

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The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York Holiday Toy Drive Collects Donated Gifts for Children and Teens Affected by Cancer

January 5, 2016

CancerCare was honored to be the recipient of The Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Association of New York’s 2015 Holiday Party & Toy Drive. The PBK members and their guests were very generous in donating funds and gifts for children and teens affected by cancer.

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CancerCare’s Year in Review

December 29, 2015

As 2016 draws near, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on all we’ve accomplished in the past year. Here’s a look back at just a few of the highlights from 2015.

Of course, the truest highlights have been the exchanges between our social workers and clients, the bonds formed between members of our support groups and the words of thanks we receive from those who feel they have been helped. All of us at CancerCare look forward to continuing to provide help and hope to anyone affected by cancer, and working to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.

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Tips for Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

December 22, 2015

The holidays can be a difficult time for people who are coping with cancer. CancerCare Oncology Social Worker, Andrew Chesler, LMSW, offers advice on how to approach the holidays during a cancer diagnosis, in ways that stay true to your emotions and build closer ties with those around you.

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Announcing Our #CritterCaregivers Winners!

December 17, 2015

To celebrate National Family Caregivers Month, we invited the CancerCare community to share photos of a pet who helped them cope with cancer. We’re delighted to announce our contest winners, as determined by you! Congratulations to our top three Critter Caregivers: Kobe, Hero and Bandit! Read on to hear their stories.

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CancerCare Director of Education and Training, Carolyn Messner, Named Fellow of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)

December 15, 2015

Please join us in congratulating Carolyn Messner, DSW, Director of Education and Training at CancerCare, on being named Fellow of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)! Dr. Messner is the director of CancerCare’s Connect Education Workshops, which are one-hour telephone and online workshops featuring the world’s leading cancer experts who present on a wide-range of cancer-related topics.

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