Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a breast cancer subtype, which is found in 10-20% of all breast cancer diagnoses each year. The name originates from tumors found in the breast that are estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative. In other words, TNBC tumors do not exhibit any of these three receptors. Although these tumors do not respond to receptor-specific treatments, they are typically responsive to chemotherapy.
March is Social Work Month! This is Part I of our “Celebrating Social Workers” Blog Series. CancerCare’s Clinical Supervisor, Sarah Kelly, LCSW, shares her thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for older adults affected by cancer.
For the past three years, Mildre Gonzalez, of Norwalk, Conn., has played a vital role in educating the Latino community in Connecticut about cancer. As CancerCare’s Latino Outreach Worker, Mildre travels throughout the state to host workshops, provide wigs and prostheses to people undergoing cancer treatment, and spread the word about CancerCare’s free services.
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.
Stacy Lewis discusses the unique challenges of a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, offers tips for finding support and describes how CancerCare’s services can help.
When Stephanie’s best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, CancerCare’s counseling services provided both women with support. Now, Stephanie is giving back at CancerCare’s Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope.
The CancerCare for Kids Back-to-School program provided backpacks filled with school supplies to over 100 children and teens coping with a cancer diagnosis in the family.
CancerCare’s annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp is a free retreat for families with children or teens who are coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer.
Over 100 CancerCare clients, including patients, caregivers and many loved ones, attended CancerCare’s Third Annual Survivorship Celebration.
After losing their beloved mentor and friend Molly Chernofsky to lung cancer, the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Sholom joined the Lung Cancer Walk for Hope to help others like her.