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August 2012
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Focus On

CNN Profiles CancerCare Oncology Social Worker

CancerCare oncology social worker Rick Dickens, LCSW-R, shared his story of coping with cancer in a new segment airing on CNN’s “Human Factor.” The program, which profiles extraordinary individuals who have overcome challenging odds, is narrated by CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Watch the video and learn more about Rick’s story »

View the video

What’s New

New Co-Pay Website

Check out our newly redesigned website for the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation, cancercarecopay.org.

Currently, the Foundation provides up to $10,000 per year in co-payment assistance to eligible individuals with the following diagnoses: colon or colorectal, gastric, glioblastoma, and pancreatic cancer. Please call 866-55-COPAY (866-552-6729) or email us at information@cancercarecopay.org.

View the Foundation’s brochure, which can be ordered free of charge through our online order form.

Managing Your Cancer

Magnolia Meals at Home

Magnolia Meals at Home™ is a free meal delivery program that provides a nutritious foundation for patients living with breast cancer and their families. Currently, the program is for patients who live within a predefined area of approximately 20–25 miles of 2 locations: Woodcliff Lake, NJ, and Andover, MA, and is a partnership between Magnolia: the Eisai Women’s Oncology Program, CancerCare, Cancer Support Community, and Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA). Learn more about this program »


For Professionals

New Publications

Caring for Your Loved One with Lung Cancer

We recently added many new fact sheets and Connect® booklets to our publications library:

Two of our most popular Connect booklets, Caregiving for Your Loved One with Cancer and Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer, have been completely redesigned and are back in stock.

We have also published our first-ever fact sheet on myelofibrosis: Medical Updates on Myelofibrosis. CancerCare will offer more myelofibrosis resources in September, including a two-part Connect Education Workshop series and a special webpage on coping with myelofibrosis.

Order free copies of CancerCare’s publications through our online order form.

Ask CancerCare

Our experts address your questions on a specific cancer topic each month. During August, submit your question to our expert about myelofibrosis.

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In Your Words

“The support that CancerCare has given me has made all the difference in the world. And they put me in a place to learn how to deal with the issues in a lasting way, providing me with tools to effectively manage and cope with all of the range of symptoms.”

—Jonah, melanoma cancer survivor
Watch Jonah’s video in our Stories of Help and Hope »

Upcoming Events

Walk or run with us! CancerCare’s Walk/Run for Hope events bring friends, families, and community members together to raise funds for a great cause—supporting the free professional services CancerCare provides to people facing cancer.

Walk/Run for Hope 2012 will take place this fall at various locations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Register today!

Calendar of Events

9/9Walk/Run for Hope, Fairfield, CT
9/23Walk/Run for Hope, Paramus, NJ
10/14Walk/Run for Hope, Long Branch, NJ
11/4Lung Cancer Walk for Hope, Woodbury, NY

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit www.cancercare.org/events.

CancerCare Connect®

Education Workshops

Our free Connect Education Workshops give you the latest cancer information straight from leading experts. You can listen in live by telephone or online and will have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.

Workshop Calendar

9/11Advances in Treating Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting
9/19Overview of Myelofibrosis, Current Treatment Options and Quality-of-Life Concerns
9/28Advances in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
10/11Progress in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer
10/12Dealing with the Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments

Register for these workshops online, or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

Missed a Connect Workshop? Listen to past workshops as podcasts through the CancerCare website.

Support CancerCare

Visit Caribou Coffee's website

National coffee and tea retailer Caribou Coffee will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of their Amy’s Blend coffee products in support of our free services from September 29 to November 7.

Visit www.cariboucoffee.com to find a location near you.

Visit Baking for Good

Baking for Good is an online bakery dedicated to selling high quality, delicious baked goods and cookie gifts that are perfect for any occasion. When you visit Baking for Good, 15% of the net proceeds from your purchase will be donated to CancerCare.

And as always, you can help us continue our free services to anyone facing cancer by making a donation today.

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