CancerCare E-News
  August 2013 
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What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act    

CancerCare's Connect Education WorkshopTM Understanding the Affordable Care Act in 2013: What's New will provide you with expert information and resources about the Affordable Care Act. This free teleconference/webcast will take place on Wednesday, October 30, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. (EST).  


Topics covered will include:  

  • The Affordable Care Act's key provisions and benefits
  • Medicare and Medicaid exchanges
  • The appeals process
  • The importance of talking with your health care team about the Affordable Care Act
  • How patient assistance programs can help

Participants can ask or submit questions for our panel of experts at the end of the workshop.


Register today, or view our upcoming workshops and past workshops, including podcasts about the Affordable Care Act.



Ask CancerCare


During the month of August, you can submit a question to our Ask CancerCare expert about the Affordable Care Act.



In This Issue
Quick Links
Connect Education Workshops
Support Services
Team CancerCare
CopeLink Blog
Coping With Cancer Treatment and Fertility Concerns 



CancerCare's Angelique Caba, LCSW, clinical coordinator of young adult services, was recently featured in a Huffington Post article addressing fertility issues, concerns and the importance of discussing fertility preservation options.


View CancerCare's young adult and fertility resources.


Heading to the Beach?
Protect Your Skin During Sun Safety Month


Did you know that most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays? Prevention and early detection are the best ways to keep your skin healthy. Read our fact sheet "Staying Safe in the Sun" for tips on protecting yourself from UV rays and identifying any possible signs of skin cancer.

CancerCare Expert Discusses Financial Resources on That Cancer Show 

No one budgets for cancer, so direct access to financial resources can be crucial for people coping with cancer. Jane Levy, LCSW-R, director of patient assistance programs at CancerCare, was a recent guest on That Cancer Showand shared her expertise on finding basic financial assistance.


Listen to the show:


Learn more about CancerCare's financial resources.


"Ices for Andrea" Gives Back to CancerCare

For the seventh consecutive year, sisters Joann and Diana hosted "Ices for Andrea" to raise funds for CancerCare in memory of their mother Andrea, who died of breast cancer in 2007.

Joann and her sons attended weekly counseling sessions at CancerCare. "They gave me the tools to start getting my life back, start parenting again and speak of my mom without being hysterical."


The sisters created "Ices for Andrea" as a way to honor their mother's memory and make a difference by selling Andrea's favorite dessert, Italian ices. This year's event raised $10,150 for people affected by cancer.


Learn more about counseling at CancerCare.


"A Helping Hand," The Ultimate Financial Resource Guide for People With Cancer, Is Coming Soon!

To help patients and their families navigate financial resources, CancerCare's landmark guide, "A Helping Hand," will soon be back in print and better than ever. This comprehensive handbook features the most up-to-date contact information and descriptions for hundreds of national and regional organizations offering financial help to people with cancer. Stay tuned for the launch!


Leading Experts Discuss Important Cancer Topics  
Our free teleconferences/webcasts, Connect Education WorkshopsTM, 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.



8/15      Bone Health for People Living with Multiple Myeloma

9/10      Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

9/11      Overview of Myelofibrosis, Current Treatment Options and Quality of Life Concerns

9/12      Coping with the Stresses of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Multiple Myeloma

9/30      My Cancer CircleTM:A Support Network for Caregivers

10/4      Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

10/9      Coping with the Stress of Caregiving When Your Loved One Has Myelofibrosis

10/15    Caregivers: Coping with a Loved One's Metastatic Prostate Cancer

10/25    Caring for Your Bones When You Have Breast Cancer

10/30    Understanding the Affordable Care Act in 2013: What's New

11/19    Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer



Register online, or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).


Missed a Connect Education Workshop? Listen to past workshops as podcasts through CancerCare's website.


Sign up today and WALK/RUN FOR HOPE!

Walk or run with us! CancerCare WALK/RUN FOR HOPE events bring friends, families and community members together to raise funds for a great cause: supporting the free, professional services we provide to anyone affected by cancer.


Upcoming WALK/RUN FOR HOPE 2013 events include:


9/15      WALK/RUN FOR HOPE, Fairfield, CT

9/29      WALK/RUN FOR HOPE, Paramus, NJ

11/3      LUNG CANCER WALK FOR HOPE, Woodbury, NY


Register today or learn more.


Create Your Own Fundraiser for CancerCare

Make a difference in the lives of people facing cancer by organizing your own fundraising event for CancerCare. Team CancerCare makes it easy to create your own event and collect donations online in a secure environment. Visit today! 






Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization committed to improving lives 

by providing professional services to help people manage the emotional and financial challenges of 

cancer. CancerCare's comprehensive network of quality support services includes telephone, online 

and in-person counseling and support groups, resource referrals, publications, education and financial 

and co-payment assistance. CancerCare helps 1,000,000 people each year throughout the U.S. and distributes more than $30 million in financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services 

are provided by our large staff of professional oncology social workers and are offered completely 

free of charge.

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



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