This February, CancerCare recognizes National Cancer Prevention Month, in addition to World Cancer Day on February 4. The theme this year for World Cancer Day is “Close the Care Gap.” While it is important to reflect on the advances in cancer prevention and care – including screenings, early detection services, treatment advances as well as the emotional support available in coping with cancer for individuals and their loved ones – we also recognize the work that must be done to close the gaps in health care disparities.
In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, CancerCare oncology social workers, Lauren Chatalian, LCSW, Director of Advocacy, and Sam Fortune, LMSW, Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator, share advice for individuals and their loved ones on coping with cervical cancer.
Film Festival Favorite, AFTER EVERYTHING with Jeremy Allen White, Maika Monroe, Joe Keery & Sasha Lane Raises Awareness of Young Adults with Cancer
Being diagnosed with cancer can be extremely unexpected, especially for young adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The unique challenges and struggles of young adults with cancer were recently captured in the upcoming film AFTER EVERYTHING.
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.
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.
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.
It’s that time of year again! The weather is nice and the sun is blazing, but it’s important to remember that too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin and act as a major cause of skin cancer. The good news is that you can make small changes to your daily life to prevent skin damage and detect signs of skin cancer early.
Grant from The Horizon Foundation For New Jersey will Bring Cancer Services to Underserved Populations
CancerCare has received a $35,000 grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The grant will fund CancerCare’s project, Early Detection and Education Program for Underserved Individuals in Newark.
January is observed as Cervical Health Awareness Month, and it was started as a way to recognize the need for awareness of HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer.
CancerCare’s professional oncology social workers can help you learn about ways to cope with or prevent cervical cancer, and can locate resources (including screening programs) in your community.