800-813-HOPE (4673)
April 2013
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Financial Help for Women Coping with Breast Cancer

CancerCare has financial assistance available for women coping with breast cancer.  The costs of cancer treatment not only include medical expenses, but also practical costs. Our financial assistance can help with:

  • transportation to/from treatment
  • child care
  • hormonal and oral chemotherapy
  • pain and anti-nausea medication
  • lymphedema supplies
  • durable medical equipment costs

Grants are limited and based on availability and eligibility.

To apply, please call us at 800-813-4673, or learn more.

CancerCare also offers counseling, support groups, educational workshops and publications. View all our breast cancer support services or resources for other diagnoses.

Managing Your Cancer

Coping with Cancer as a Young Adult

April 1–7 is National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. CancerCare offers professional support services addressing the unique concerns of young adultsLearn more about the challenges young adults face when coping with cancer from CancerCare’s Coordinator of Young Adult Services, Angelique Caba, LCSW. Watch the video.

Ekata, a young adult coping with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, came to CancerCare for help communicating with her family about her diagnosis. Through working with her social worker, Ekata learned to focus on herself rather than feel overly concerned with what people around her are feeling. “It’s hard to figure out your emotions sometimes, but my social worker makes me realize that it’s okay to feel the way I feel.” Read Ekata's story.

View all CancerCare’s young adult support services.

Awareness Calendar

Ask CancerCare

Our experts address your questions on a specific cancer topic each month. During April, submit your question to our expert about communicating with your health care team.

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For Caregivers

Online Tool to Help Caregivers

MyCancerCircle.net is an online tool created by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in collaboration with CancerCare, to help caregivers create their own community of support. The tool allows caregivers to coordinate volunteer activities such as cooking meals or transporting a loved one to appointments. My Cancer CircleTM also provides a private space where members can offer words of support and encouragement.

To learn more about My Cancer Circle or to create a community to support a loved one facing cancer, visit www.MyCancerCircle.net.

What’s New

CancerCare E-News Gets a Fresh Look

We’re redesigning our monthly E-News this spring! Our E-News brings you the latest information about our support services, Connect Education Workshops, events and community programs.

Upcoming Events


All runners and walkers welcome! For the first time, CancerCare will host its signature WALK/RUN FOR HOPE in Greenwich CT, May 5, with proceeds benefiting CancerCare’s professional support services for people affected by cancer. This new, USATF-certified 5k event is part of the Betteridge Greenwich Cup, and awards will be given to the top individual and team fundraisers, along with the top runners!

Learn more about the event or register today!

Upcoming Events Calendar
4/14   Lung Cancer Walk for Hope, Woodbury, NY
4/24   Sweet Charity: Chocolate for a Cause, New York, NY
5/4     EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women 2013, New York, NY
5/5     TD Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY
5/15   Festival of Hope Gala, Florham Park, NJ
5/19   Bay to Breakers, San Francisco, CA
6/12   Annual Spring Gala, New York, NY
6/20  CancerCare Classic Golf Tournament, Locust Valley, NY

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

4/10Progress in the Treatment of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
4/12Progress in the Treatment of Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
4/17Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
4/24Sharing Responsibility for Your Care for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
4/26Understanding the Molecular Portrait of Prostate Cancer
5/7My Cancer Circle™: A Support Network for Caregivers
5/10Treatment of Metastatic Skin Cancer: Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Cancers
5/15Progress in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
5/17Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer

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

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

Support CancerCare

Connect with CancerCare!

Show your support for CancerCare and keep up to date with all our support services, cancer-related information, events and community programs by:

And as always, you can help support our services by making a donation today.

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