CancerCare E-News

November 2019

What Are the Needs of Cancer Survivors Five Years or More After Treatment?

In an article in Oncology Nursing News, CancerCare social worker Victoria Puzo addresses the continuing needs of cancer survivors well after treatment has ended. Patients can sometimes face physical, psychosocial and informational needs many years later, after their initial health care team has moved on.

"Health care providers," she says, "are well-positioned to connect patients with the appropriate avenues of support for life after treatment."
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November Is...
Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month - consider joining our Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Support Group
Lung Cancer Awareness Month - read our booklet "Treatment Update: Lung Cancer"
National Family Caregivers Month - read our fact sheets "Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself?" and "Counseling to Better Cope With Caregiving"
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month - read our fact sheet "Advance Care Planning: Be Prepared"
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month - listen to our workshop "Treatment Update on Pancreatic Cancer"
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month - read our fact sheet "Coping With Stomach Cancer"

Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Awareness Day (November 10) - read our fact sheet "Coping With Neuroendocrine Tumors"

World Pancreatic Cancer Day (November 21) - read our booklet "Treatment Update: Pancreatic Cancer"
Open Enrollment for the Healthcare Insurance 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 see if you qualify for assistance and to get covered for 2020

Read our fact sheets " Understanding Medicare," " Understanding the Affordable Care Act" and " Understanding Your Insurance Coverage" for more information about these programs and coverage.

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.

A Successful Lung Cancer Walk for Hope
T he 17th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope was a great success! Held on November 3 at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, Long Island, more than 400 walkers and volunteers e njoyed the beautiful foliage while supporting Cancer Care's free, professional supportive services. It's not too late to give your support to those affected by a lung cancer diagnosis. 

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 each workshop, you'll have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.

Support CancerCare This #GivingTuesday

Save the date: #GivingTuesday is December 3! Cancer
Care is proud to be part of a day that raises funds for our free services to help those coping with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones. Also, please consider supporting us through AmazonSmile (select "Cancer Care, Inc.") if you're shopping on Cyber Monday. To learn more about how your donations help us, visit our website.

Cancer Care ® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All Cancer Care services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

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