CancerCare E-News
  May 2013 
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Get Help Coping With 
Cancer Treatment Side Effects  
Are you or a loved one coping with side effects from cancer treatments? You'll find reliable information
and helpful resources
in our side effects section of our website.


CancerCare's Connect booklet, Understanding and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects, offers guidance for managing possible side effects. You can also listen to our Connect Education Workshop™, Understanding and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects.



Learn more about side effects, including:


Hair Loss


Memory Changes/Chemobrain

Nausea and Vomiting


Dental Issues


Skin Issues

Sleep Issues

Weight Changes 


To speak directly to one of our professional oncology social workers about coping with treatment side effects, please call us at 800-813-HOPE (4673).

In This Issue
Quick Links
Connect Education Workshops
Support Services
Team CancerCare
CopeLink Blog
Connecting With Others 
to Form a Community of Support


CancerCare's online support groups connect people coping with cancer with others who are facing a similar situation. All online support groups are led by professional oncology social workers and are password-protected.


We offer numerous online support groups, including a new Prostate Cancer Patient Support Group (supported by The Safeway Foundation) and Healing with Words, a therapeutic writing group for people currently in treatment or who have completed treatment within the last two years.


View all of our online support groups


May Is...

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month--view our melanoma and skin cancer resources


Brain Tumor Awareness Month--view our brain tumor resources


Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 13-17)--view all of our neuropathy resources


Cancer Research Month--read our Connect booklet, Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments: Highlights from ASCO 2012



Tips for Managing the Challenges of Metastatic Breast Cancer


CancerCare's new, four-part fact sheet series on metastatic breast cancer addresses the challenges of coping with this diagnosis and caring for a loved one:

Order these fact sheets and other publications free of charge by calling 800-813-HOPE (4673) or visiting



CBS Host Anthony Mason to Emcee Annual Spring Gala in NYC


CancerCare's Annual Spring Gala will be held Wednesday, June 12 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Always our largest fundraising event of the year, this year's Gala will be hosted by Anthony Mason, CBS News' Senior Business Correspondent and host of "CBS This Morning: Saturday."


Join us as we honor longtime CancerCare supporter Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and raise funds to support our free services for people affected by cancer.


Upcoming Events Calendar


5/4        EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women 2013, New York, NY

5/5        TD Five Boro Bike Tour, New York, NY

5/5        Walk/Run for Hope, Greenwich, CT

5/15      Festival of Hope Gala, Florham Park, NJ

5/19      Bay to Breakers, San Francisco, CA

6/12      Annual Spring Gala, New York, NY

6/20      CancerCare Classic Golf Tournament, Locust Valley, NY


Leading Experts Answer Questions  
During Free Workshops


Our free Connect Education Workshops give you the latest cancer information straight from leading experts. You can listen in live by telephone or online, and will have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.


Workshop Calendar


5/7        My Cancer Circle™: A Support Network for Caregivers

5/10      Treatment of Metastatic Skin Cancer: Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Cancers

5/15      Progress in the Treatment of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

5/17      Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer

5/22      I Can't Remember to Take My Pills on Time: Help! A Guide to Follow (CML Series)

5/23      Update on Glioblastoma

5/24      Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

5/28      Progress in the Treatment of Follicular Lymphoma

5/29      Medical Update on Pancreatic Cancer

5/30      Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

6/3        Progress in the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)


Register for these workshops online, or call 800-813-HOPE (4673). Missed a workshop? Listen to past workshops as podcasts through CancerCare's website.

Give a Gift That Gives Back!

Looking for a Mother's Day gift that gives back? Visit Shop for CancerCare and you'll find great gifts through these retailers:

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Founded in 1944, CancerCare is one of the nation's largest organizations providing free, 
professional support services to people affected by cancer. CancerCare helps people cope with, 
and manage, both the emotional and practical challenges of a cancer diagnosis. All services are 
provided by professional oncology social workers and are offered completely free of charge.  


A national, nonprofit 501(c)3, CancerCare's free, comprehensive services include counseling, 
support groups, education, workshops, resource referrals, financial and co-pay assistance. 

To learn more, visit or call 800-813-HOPE (4673). 



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