CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program Q&A with Dr. Fumiko Chino

July 11, 2022
Dr. Fumiko Chino headshot

CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program addresses the distinct needs of people with cancer who share their home with a cat or dog. Dr. Fumiko Chino, a treating radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is part of our PAW Program panel of experts who are here to answer questions people undergoing cancer treatment may have regarding the challenges of keeping their pets at home.

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Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp Brings Families Together To Remember Loved Ones

July 7, 2022
Healing Hearts camper looking through thank you note.

Earlier this month marked a special weekend for families who have recently lost a loved one to cancer, as they joined together at Memorytown USA, in Mount Pocono, PA, for CancerCare’s annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp.

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CancerCare and Sephora Partner To Provide Brave Beauty Kits By Mail

June 15, 2022
Sephora Brave Beauty Kit

In May, CancerCare’s Women’s Cancers Program and Sephora partnered to provide individuals impacted by cancer in the tri-state area with cosmetic bags filled with items from Sephora, including skin care and makeup products.

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CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program Q&A with Dr. Lidia Schapira

June 13, 2022
Dr. Lidia Schapira

CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program addresses the distinct needs of people with cancer who share their home with a cat or dog. Dr. Lidia Schapira, a professor of medicine (medical oncologist) at Stanford University School of Medicine, is part of our PAW Program panel of experts who are here to answer any questions people undergoing cancer treatment may have regarding the challenges of keeping their cat or dog at home.

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Twenty Years of Reiki at CancerCare

March 28, 2022
Reiki master Linda Gnat-Mullin

This March marks CancerCare’s 20-year Reiki milestone. Since 2002, Reiki Master Linda Gnat-Mullin has offered her free monthly Reiki workshops to our CancerCare community.

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In Their Words: What It Means to Be a CancerCare Social Worker

March 25, 2022
Headshots of CancerCare's social workers

As we continue to celebrate National Social Work month this March, we spoke with a few of our oncology social workers who provide the direct support of CancerCare’s services to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.

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Celebrating Our CancerCare Social Workers This March

March 2, 2022

In honor of National Social Work month, we celebrate CancerCare’s oncology social workers who provide the core support of our organization’s direct programs and services to individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis.

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CancerCare for Kids’ Winter Warmth Program 2021

February 1, 2022

This winter has been a little warmer for those affected by cancer due to the Winter Warmth Program, one of the initiatives provided by CancerCare for Kids. Now in its 6th season, the program sent care packages containing winter accessories, including a donation of socks by BOMBAS, to nearly 200 children and teenagers from 76 families in the tri-state area.

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Blood Cancers & Watchful Waiting

September 3, 2021
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When a person is diagnosed with cancer, deciding on a treatment plan is a top priority. For many, especially those with solid tumors, common next steps may be surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. For certain types of cancer, including blood cancers, doctors may decide that watchful waiting is the best course of action.

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Cancer and Your Mental Health: Dealing with Cancer Emotionally

June 7, 2021
GRYT Health logo

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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