February 4th is World Cancer Day. 18 years ago, World Cancer Day was created to raise political awareness of cancer and to work towards decreasing prevalence of cancer by the year 2020. This year’s theme is “We Can. I Can.” and inspires individuals and groups to make small changes in their lives to make a larger collective impact. Here are a few ways to get involved this year:
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month! CancerCare’s Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator, Stacy Chilton MSW, ACHP-SW, LMSW, discusses common concerns that arise when coping with a cervical cancer diagnosis, the importance of communicating with your health care team, and how to find support during treatment.
Although it has been over four months since Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria made landfall in the United States, many are still reeling from the after effects and are in the process of rebuilding. In these communities, some people still do not have access to basic necessities, such as electricity and clean water. In response, CancerCare, in partnership with the Community Oncology Alliance, raised almost $665,000 in direct financial assistance for people with cancer who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes.
Rachel originally entered the lottery for the 2017 New York City Marathon for fun and she was surprised when she was selected. After being picked, she began the daunting process of training for 26.2 mile run.
CancerCare is grateful for our partnership with Hines Property Management. The New York City office of the global real estate company recently donated funds and teddy bears to CancerCare during the holiday season.
The Tutu Project™ for the Carey Foundation continues to support CancerCare’s financial assistance program for people impacted by breast cancer.
CancerCare staff remembers Dr. Jimmie Holland, who founded the field of psycho-oncology.
For the fifth consecutive year, Caribou Coffee partnered with CancerCare, donating 10% of all October coffee bean sales and Amy’s merchandise proceeds to CancerCare.
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.