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Semana Nacional de Concientización Sobre el Cáncer de Minorías

April 8, 2019
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La invitada del blog de hoy es una trabajadora social de CancerCare, Leeann Medina-Martinez, MSW, LMSW. Como trabajadora social bilingüe, Leeann comparte los recursos que ofrece CancerCare en español.

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Holiday Lights for CancerCare

December 23, 2018
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Our story started 35 years ago when my family and I decided that we want to “go big” with holiday lights since we had the room and property to make this happen. First, we started with a few thousand lights, some plastic figurines and other holiday items. As time went on, the display grew and grew.

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For Individuals Diagnosed With a Rare Cancer

November 14, 2018
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CancerCare Social Worker, Mary Hanley discusses the unique challenges of a rare cancer diagnosis, offers tips for finding support and describes how CancerCare’s services can help.

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Choosing the Right Medicare Program When You Have Cancer

November 7, 2018
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The good news is that you’re eligible for Medicare. Choosing a Medicare plan, however, can be very challenging. Because costs are so high, it’s especially important for people with cancer to understand how plans cover care and treatment.

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All You Need To Know About Health Insurance for 2019

November 6, 2018
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Open Enrollment starts November 1, and many people are confused about the rules and options. That’s understandable. The noise created by the failed attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act makes it hard to know what’s accurate and who to trust.

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Placing patient values at the center of cancer treatment – a doctor’s insight

July 1, 2018
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Dr. Michael Wong is professor of medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also sits on the advisory board of CancerCare’s Patient Values Initiative, a program of work designed to make sure that patients’ values and priorities are incorporated into treatment decision-making. Here he shares his thoughts on how we can ensure patient preferences are built into treatment programs and what care teams can be doing right now to make a difference.

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Changing our approach to treatment decision-making – an interview with Amy Berman

July 1, 2018
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Amy Berman is a senior program officer with The John A. Hartford Foundation, a private philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults, as well as an author, blogger and patient advocate living with Stage IV breast cancer. She is a member of CancerCare’s Patient Values Initiatives advisory board, helping to make sure that patients’ values and priorities are incorporated intro treatment decision-making. Here Amy reveals why she chose palliative care over curative treatments and discusses the challenges to integrating patient preferences into cancer treatment planning.

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Coping with a Mental Health Disorder and Cancer

May 29, 2018
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Today’s guest blog post comes from CancerCare Social Worker Maryrose Mongelli. Maryrose shares her experience providing emotional support for individuals coping with mental health disorders and cancer.

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Caring For a Child With Cancer

May 23, 2018
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Today’s guest blog post comes from CancerCare Social Worker, Lauren Chatalian, LMSW. As a member of CancerCare for Kids Team, Lauren shares her experience helping families care for a child with cancer.

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Maintaining Good Mental Health When Coping With a Cancer Diagnosis

May 4, 2018
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Today’s guest blog post comes from CancerCare Social Worker Maryrose Mongelli. Maryrose shares her experience providing emotional support for individuals coping with cancer.

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