CancerCare E-News

April 2020


Resources for Cancer Patients Affected by COVID-19  
   
The spread of COVID-19 has led to much uncertainty and concern around the globe. We are acutely aware of the effects of this pandemic on the cancer community. During these difficult times, CancerCare is still here to offer free resources to those affected by cancer, such as online support groups, individual phone counseling, fact sheets, financial assistance and emotional support. 
 
 
 
 
April Is...
 
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month  -  if you have recently been diagnosed, read our fact sheet " After a Testicular Cancer Diagnosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor "
 
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month - read our fact sheet "Coping With Mouth Sores During Treatment"
 
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month  - if you have recently been diagnosed, read our fact sheet "After an Esophageal Cancer Diagnosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor" 
 
National Cancer Control Month  -  learn more about our cancer screening and prevention resources 
 
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) World Awareness Day (April 21) - listen to our workshop "Updates in the Treatment of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia" and learn more about the #KnowAML campaign
 

Coping With Anxiety Using Breathing Techniques 

If you are struggling with anxiety, a good way to cope is to meditate using breathing techniques. Watch this video to learn a breathing technique from CancerCare Clinical Supervisor, Claire Grainger.
 
 
 
2020 Online Auction
 
 
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled our 2020 Gala. However, at this time, our financial and psychosocial services are more important than ever to those affected by cancer. As our Gala assists in providing crucial funding to support these services, we hope you will support us despite this cancellation. We are hosting an online auction from April 16 through April 22.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leading Experts Discuss Important Cancer Topics

Make sure you've signed up for our upcoming  Connect Education Workshops !  These free workshops  provide the latest cancer information  straight from  leading experts, via phone or online. At the end of the workshop, you'll have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.


 
 

Special Thank You to Lakeside Jr/Sr High School Student Council! 
 
The Junior High Student Council of Lakeside Junior/Senior High School in Sibley, LA, raised $2,500 for Cancer Care this past year. The students fundraised in a variety of ways, including a Pink Pie Challenge and by selling pink ribbon lanyards, pens and candy canes. We are so grateful for their creativity, their donation and their willingness to help!

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