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CancerCare E-News

September 2018


Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C,  FAPOS, FAOSW, LCSW-R
Genomics and the Future of Cancer Treatment 

Join Cancer Care , and other leading experts as we discuss the groundbreaking field of genomics and its impact on cancer treatments on October 15 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (ET). This free CancerCare Connect® Education Workshop will include the perspectives of  experts from Laura & Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health, the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Listen to past workshops and view all of our upcoming workshops .

 
September Is...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month  - read our fact sheet "Caring Advice for Caregivers: Caring for Yourself When Your Child Has Cancer"

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month  - register for our online Gynecologic Cancers Patient Support Group

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month  - listen to our podcast "Medical Update on Ovarian Cancer" 

National Blood Cancer Awareness Month  - view our supportive services for leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month register for our online Prostate Cancer Patient Support Group

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month  - read our fact sheet "After a Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor" 

National Mesothelioma Day 
(September 26)  read our fact sheet "Coping With Mesothelioma" and view all of our mesothelioma resources 
 
CancerCare Social Worker Discusses Caregiving in Oncology Nurse Advisor

Caregivers provide important emotional, practical and physical care for a person with cancer. In a recent Oncology Nurse Advisor article, Caroline Edlund, Online Support Group Program Director at Cancer Care shares the unique role that caregivers have in the cancer journey, especially once their loved ones are post-treatment.
 
 
 
 
CancerCare Clients Share Their Stories
 
"It's okay to be vulnerable. It's okay to depend on someone else. Make an active choice to seek counseling and remove the stigma surrounding mental health." 

Derrian came to Cancer Care after being diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer and was looking for financial and emotional support. She found this through Cancer Care's financial assistance program and our Young Adults With Cancer online support group. 
 
 
 
Join Our Fall Walk/Run for Hope Series

Cancer Care 's annual series of family-friendly, 5K fundraisers is right around the corner! Register today for an event in your area, or learn about other ways you can  support CancerCare .


 
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.


 
CancerCare Client Gives Back and Honors Beloved Husband 

On Sunday, July 8, Cancer Care client Joan Remnick hosted an art show in honor of her late husband, Burt Remnick, who passed away this past January of colorectal cancer. The art show was comprised of thirty of Burt's nature and still-life photographs. Out of the thirty photographs on display for the art show, eight of them were sold and raised over $1,200 for Cancer Care.

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