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CancerCare E-News

November 2018

CancerCare Addresses the Importance of Creating a Legacy  

In a recent guest blog post for Cancer.Net, the American Society of Clinical Oncology's patient information website, Cancer Care social worker Sarah Paul discusses the importance of creating a legacy for young adults with advanced cancer: 

"A legacy reminds people of you and how you shaped the world."

November Is...

Lung Cancer Awareness Month  - CancerCare has partnered with LUNGevity to offer the LUNGevity Lung Cancer Helpline. To speak with an oncology social worker about issues related to lung cancer, call 844-360-LUNG (5864)

Carcinoid Tumor Awareness Month  - sign up for our online Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Support Group

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - register for our upcoming workshop, "Update on the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer"

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month  - read our fact sheet, "Coping With Stomach Cancer"

Family Caregivers Awareness Month  read our fact sheets, " Caregiving for Your Loved One With Cancer " and " Counseling to Better Cope With Caregiving "

Neuroendocrine Tumor Day - listen to our " Update on Neuroendocrine Tumors " podcast
CancerCare Publishes Findings From Second Lung Cancer Roundtable 

CancerCare recently held a second lung cancer roundtable discussion titled , " The Role of Lung Advocacy Organizations in Biomarker Testing ." Win Boerckel, Cancer Care 's Lung Cancer Program Coordinator, served as the conference leader and brought together lung cancer advocates and key opinion leaders in lung cancer treatment. 
Open Enrollment for the HealthCare Marketplace Has Begun!

Don't forget that you can sign up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace now through December 15. Visit to get covered for 2019 and to see if you qualify for assistance. Interested in learning more about the changes in Medicare? Read our blog post Choosing the Right Medicare Program When You Have Cancer.

If you have any questions about the Affordable Care Act or want to learn more, check out  CancerCare's blog post, All You Need To Know About Health Insurance for 2019
Join the My Cancer Circle Community
Cancer affects family members, friends and others who are
close to a person coping with a cancer diagnosis. It can be especially difficult and overwhelming for the primary caregiver, who is often tasked with coordinating help from multiple people. 

To help caregivers, CancerCare offers My Cancer Circle, a free online tool that allows caregivers to create a private, secure community that brings together their network of support.

CancerCare's Fall Walk/Run Series Raises $250,000

This fall CancerCare hosted three walk/runs in Connecticut, New Jersey and Long Island. These events were attended by nearly 1,000 people and through your generosity, we were able to raise around $250,000. If you were not able to attend our walks but would still like to support our free programs, there are other ways you can help
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.


Support CancerCare This #GivingTuesday

Save the date: #GivingTuesday is November 27! Cancer Care  is proud to be part of this day that raises funds for our free services for those coping with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones. Also, please consider supporting us through AmazonSmile if you're shopping on Cyber Monday. If you would like to learn more about how your donations help us, read our 2017 Impact Reports.

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