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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”