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CancerCare Partners With Barbells for Boobs to Launch Breast Cancer Support Line

October 11, 2018
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CancerCare has partnered with Barbells for Boobs, a nonprofit with a mission to help mobilize and empower propel to take action in breast cancer, to pioneer a breast health support line in New York City. The support line will direct individuals to services and screenings regardless of age, gender, income and insurance status. Those seeking assistance can call the NYC Support Line at 855-BFB-2DAY.

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CancerCare’s Back-to-School Program Continues to Support Families Affected by Cancer

September 29, 2018
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For the third year in a row, CancerCare helped families through our Back-to-School Program. One mother shares: “Jaeden was so happy when he received his new backpack. It’s fashionable and resistant to the weight he will be carrying this school year. Thank you so much-this program has helped med a lot by cutting down on the back-to-school bill!”

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CancerCare Introduces Meditation App

June 12, 2018
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Our app features guided meditation sessions and inspirational talks to address the needs of people with cancer.

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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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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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Marjorie’s Experience With CancerCare

April 26, 2018
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Last year, Marjorie’s whole world fell apart when her mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Shortly after that, her sister-in-law was also unexpectedly diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. After losing both relatives, Marjorie sought out grief counseling, which is where she first heard of CancerCare. She called the Hopeline, and was connected with Kathy Nugent, LCSW, an oncology social worker in CancerCare’s New Jersey office. Through her individual counseling, Marjorie was able to process the grief she was feeling, as well as talk through the mental and physical toll of caregiving.

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Celebrating Social Workers: CancerCare’s Interns Reflect on Their Experience

March 26, 2018
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Each academic year, CancerCare welcomes students for a second-year field placement, who have an interest in the field of oncology social work. The internship program offers students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of cancer on a person’s life. As part of National Social Work Month, we asked our current interns what skills they have gained while interning at CancerCare and what their favorite part of interning here was.

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CancerCare Social Worker, Mayra Sandoval, Discusses Her Work With the Latino Community

March 22, 2018
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“The most rewarding aspect of my job is knowing that my clients are heard. It fills me with joy knowing I am making a difference in their lives by listening and empowering them every step of the way.”

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CancerCare Social Worker, Lauren Chatalian, Discusses Her Work with People Living With Cancer

March 20, 2018
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March is Social Work Month! This is Part V of our “Celebrating Social Workers” Blog Series. CancerCare’s Social Worker, Lauren Chatalian, LMSW, shares her thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for people living with cancer.

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CancerCare Social Workers Discuss Their Work with Children and Teens

March 19, 2018
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“Our role is to provide a safe space for children and teens to talk about their feelings and teach them coping strategies that might help during this difficult time”

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