May 2017 
Volume 8, Issue 5

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

May marks Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Melanoma accounts for a small percentage of skin cancer, but is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. Learn, share and create awareness with our latest toolkit.   Read and download here. 

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Stovall Award Nominations

The Ellen L. Stovall Award highlights and recognizes individuals, organizations or other entities that work toward improving cancer care for patients in the United States in innovative ways. The ceremony happens in October, but the deadline for nominations is May 15th. Learn more about the award and how to nominate an individual or organization  here .

Ask the Expert: Cancer Survivorship for Older Adults

Join the upcoming Ask the Expert session on May 24th at 2:30 pm ET. This webinar will focus on the experiences and needs of older cancer survivors, and promising practices to support them. The panel includes Dr. Gabrielle Rocque from the University of Alabama, and Dr. Mikhail Kogan from the GW Center for Integrative Medicine. Register here.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Upcoming Events

5/24 Webinar: Anticipatory Grief and End of Life Care: How to Prepare and Care for Life-Changing Events Learn more and register.

6/1 Ask the Expert: Promoting Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors: LIVE STRONG ® at the YMCA session -  Learn about LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and wellbeing following a cancer diagnosis, and discuss ways to leverage strategies and resources to offer the program or cancer survivor services in your communities.  Learn more and register.

6/7 Webinar: Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar Learn more and register.

8/14-8/16 Event: CDC National Cancer Conference: Visualizing the Future Through Prevention, Innovation and Communication - Learn more and register.
Resources for Health Care Professionals

Communicating with Your Health Care Team - CancerCare provides a fact sheet titled "Doctor, Can We Talk?": Tips for Communicating with Your Health Care Team. This resource provides a list of tasks patients can do before and during their next medical appointment. It also provides patients with tips on understanding and speaking up about the information their doctor may provide during their visit. View the resource.  

Talking Through Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening - The National Cancer Institute hosted a Facebook Live event focusing on colorectal cancer. The panel discussed prevention and screening and shared personal stories.  Watch here.

Mammogram Fact Sheet - OncologyNurseAdvisor provides an indepth fact sheet with information on mammograms. The fact sheet provides answers to many questions women young and old may have when it comes to getting mammograms. View the resource.

Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents - The National Cancer Institute provides a resource guide to help parents who have children dealing with cancer. Diagnosis, treatment and other steps along the cancer care continuum are discussed in this guide. View the resource.
What We're Reading

Oncology Nurse Advisor - 12 More Genetic Variants Found to Increase Risk for Ovarian Cancer 
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CURE - Six Tips to Help Cancer Survivors Handle Income Loss  Read the article - Counseling, Treatment Summaries Help Doctors and Patients Better Follow Survivorship Care Plan Recommendations  - Read the article.

MedlinePlus - More Asian American Women Getting Breast Cancer - Read the article.

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