Guest Blog Post: Hope

April 23, 2015
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Guest Blogger Ekata D., a CancerCare client who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), writes about the importance of finding hope and laughter, both for herself and her loved ones: “There’s a fine balance between accepting reality and preparing for its possibilities while still maintaining hope. As my disease progressed, my circumstances changed and so did my hopes. They shifted to something that felt attainable but still of value given my new situation. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it was a struggle, but eventually I found my way there.”



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Walk, Run or Ride to Support Team CancerCare!

April 21, 2015
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Get active with Team CancerCare, and use your next walk, run or ride to help us provide free services for anyone affected by cancer. Support or join us on May 3 for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour and the Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope!



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Help Support CancerCare’s Free, Healing Hearts Camp!

April 17, 2015
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CancerCare’s free Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp allows families who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer to come together for a weekend retreat. Check out our Indiegogo page to help us make this unique experience available to additional families!



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Improving Body Image During and After Cancer Treatment

April 16, 2015
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For some, cancer and its treatment can cause significant physical changes to the body. These changes can affect a person’s body image and reduce their sense of self-esteem and wellbeing. To help people cope with these changes, CancerCare is partnering with Me-therapy, a free online resource for improving body image and managing physical changes associated with cancer.



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Columbia School of Social Work, CancerCare and University of Washington School of Social Work Introduce the Handbook of Oncology Social Work

April 14, 2015
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Columbia School of Social Work, CancerCare and University of Washington School of Social Work applaud the publication of the Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer,” published by Oxford University Press.



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CancerCare Superstar Myron Shares His Story of Help and Hope

April 10, 2015
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A natural actor and people person, 15-year-old Myron Theilmeier quickly took center stage at CancerCare events and gatherings, performing karaoke at the annual holiday party and connecting with others at the Healing Hearts Camp and Walk/Run for Hope. Now, Myron will take the stage once again to share his story at the 2015 CancerCare Gala.



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Funds Now Available to Help People Afford Cancer Treatment Medications

April 6, 2015
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The financial costs associated with cancer are often overwhelming. Even having health insurance doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to afford treatment. Do you or someone you love need help paying co-payments for chemotherapy and cancer medications? The CancerCare® Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people afford their co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment medications.



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The Emperor of All Maladies: Part 3

April 2, 2015
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The final episode of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” discussed recent advances in cancer treatment and covered a number of concerns facing people affected by cancer today. The episode talked about two important aspects of a person’s cancer experience: finding strong emotional support networks and navigating the financial challenges surrounding a cancer diagnosis.



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The Emperor of All Maladies: Part 2

April 1, 2015
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Part 2 of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” follows the intensifying search for a cure in the 1970s and ‘80s. The episode also explores the beginning of patient activism, and shows patients with cancer and their families becoming more involved in decisions about their treatment.



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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

March 31, 2015
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A new, three-part documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” takes an interesting approach to the history of cancer. Instead of focusing only on scientific research or personal stories, the documentary shows how the two are deeply intertwined.



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