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.
Being a caregiver can be a full time job, and caregivers often put their own needs or feelings aside while providing physical and emotional care for their loved one. In times of stress, it can be helpful to remember that taking care of yourself is an important part of being a caregiver. In recognition of National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, Alyson Erardy, an oncology social worker and moderator of our young adult caregiver online support group, explores the Caregiver’s Bill of Rights and how it can help caregivers while supporting a loved one in need.
CancerCare’s Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp is an annual highlight for our clients, their families and our staff. As the spring progressed, it became clear that gathering at Memorytown USA in Mount Pocono, PA, would not be possible due to the risk of COVID-19. Undeterred, we kept in touch with our campers over the summer and held a virtual activity earlier this month to help them connect with other families and honor their loved ones.
On Tuesday, February 4, the Sephora store located in Columbus Circle hosted CancerCare clients for a hands-on Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer Class for Confidence in honor of World Cancer Day.
As part of LGBT Pride Month, CancerCare’s Director of Clinical Programs, William Goeren, OSW-C, LCSW-R, SEP shares his thoughts on the unique challenges LGBT caregivers face and the importance of oncology social workers for LGBT individuals affect by cancer.
To recognize National Women’s Health Week (May 12 – 18, 2019), CancerCare’s Women’s Cancers Program hosted a Women’s Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 15 at our national office in New York City.
Since 1944, the size and scope of CancerCare has grown tremendously but it has never wavered from its mission of helping people impacted by cancer.
CancerCare celebrates 75 Years of Help and Hope! This is part II of our “If it matters to you, it matters to us” blog series that aims to exemplify CancerCare’s commitment to serve people with cancer and to celebrate a legacy of comprehensive care for people living with cancer.
CancerCare celebrates 75 Years of Help and Hope! This is part I of our “If it matters to you, it matters to us” blog series that aims to exemplify CancerCare’s commitment to serve people with cancer and to celebrate a legacy of comprehensive care for people living with cancer.