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Cancer and Your Mental Health: Dealing with Cancer Emotionally

June 7, 2021
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CancerCare social worker Charlotte Ference, LMSW, recently joined GRYT Health to talk about dealing with cancer on an emotional level. During her presentation, Charlotte shared stressors likely faced during certain stages of a cancer journey and coping mechanisms that can help to work through those stressors. This article outlines these stages, covering the stressors and coping strategies discussed during the program.

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Caring for a Loved One With Brain Cancer

May 7, 2021
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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Though all cancers have their own set of concerns, this blog post by social worker Paige Soleimani, MSW, LMSW, explains the particular challenges faced by those coping with brain tumors and their caregivers. Paige Soleimani is an oncology social worker who works closely with anyone affected by brain cancer at CancerCare .

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CancerCare’s 2021 Virtual National Gala Raises Over $800,000

April 26, 2021
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CancerCare was thrilled to host the 2021 National Gala virtually on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The event was the first fully virtual gala hosted by the organization, following last year’s successful online auction.

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CancerCare’s Pen Pal Program: Connecting Across Generations

April 7, 2021
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April is National Volunteer Month, and one of our most exciting new programs wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers: CancerCare’s Pen Pal Program! The Pen Pal Program is offered in partnership with Caring About Seniors and connects older adults with volunteer letter-writers to reduce feelings of isolation through the pandemic and beyond.

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Get the Facts on Lung Cancer Treatment Options

March 26, 2021
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Learn about the importance of providing newly diagnosed lung cancer patients and their loved ones with simple, clear patient-sensitive language about their diagnosis and treatment options.

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CancerCare Honors Staff for Social Work Month

March 10, 2021

Our social workers are what set CancerCare apart from other support organizations, and each year during National Social Work Month, we highlight the people behind our clinical.

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Cultural Humility: A Way to Reduce Health Disparities in the BIPOC Community

February 18, 2021
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Every ethnic and racial group in the country is affected by cancer. While some may say cancer does not discriminate, certain demographic groups bear a disproportionate burden as it relates to incidence, prevalence, mortality, survivorship, outcomes, and other cancer-related measures. These disparities are often due to social, environmental, and economic disadvantages. For those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), there are clear health disparities.

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CancerCare for Kids Winter 2020

February 4, 2021

CancerCare for Kids' offers year-round, free support services for children impacted by cancer: those living with cancer, have a loved one with cancer or have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer. In 2020, CancerCare for Kids offered a variety of holiday programs including the Winter Warmth Program, the Winter Wonderland Gift Program and the Holiday Gift Card Program.

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2020 Year in Review

December 7, 2020

As the year comes to a close, we reflect on all that 2020 has brought us. CancerCare stayed true to its mission to provide help and hope to anyone affected by cancer, finding new ways and new opportunities to serve our community despite the pandemic. We are proud to share these highlights from the past twelve months:

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Celebrating the Holidays During a Pandemic

December 3, 2020

For people affected by cancer, the holiday season can be a complicated time of year. Oncology social worker Leeann Medina-Martinez, LMSW, offers her insight on staying connected and creating new traditions during a year unlike any other.

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