CancerCare wishes to extend our warmest thanks to the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Association of New York! The national academic honor society recently donated funds and gifts to CancerCare clients at its 2017 Holiday Party & Toy Drive.
For nearly a decade, the most distinguished minds in cancer care have advocated for shared decision-making — patients partnering with their clinicians to make informed decisions that are consistent with their needs, values, and preferences. Although widely perceived as the gold standard for decision-making, in cancer care it seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
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.
Jane Levy, LCSW-R, our director of patient assistance program, is retiring after 39 years of service at CancerCare. During her time here she was in many different roles and has seen CancerCare go through many periods of growth. Before leaving, Jane walked us through her years at CancerCare and the different evolutions she was able to see. We are so thankful for all of Jane’s work and we will miss her terribly!
We’re happy to share that CancerCare’s Director of Social Work Administration, Angelique Caba, LCSW-R was recently awarded the Mid-Career Leader Award by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), New York City Chapter. Congratulations, Angelique! In today’s blog post, she discusses her experience in social work and what led her to CancerCare.
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.
With all of the back-and-forth this year surrounding the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), many people have questions about signing up for health insurance for 2018. In today’s blog post, we answer a few of your FAQs.
We’re thrilled to announce our #SurvivorSelfies contest winner, as determined by you. Congratulations, Renee Miller!
CancerCare oncology social worker, Maria Chi, discusses her research on how financial toxicity affects cancer patients’ mental health and quality of life, and what social workers can do to help them cope.
CancerCare recently partnered with Sephora to bring a Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer class to our clients.