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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November is National Family Caregivers Month! CancerCare’s Caregiver Program Coordinator, Carly O'Brien, OSW-C, LCSW, shares her thoughts on the important role of caregivers.