CancerCare E-News
  December 2013/January 2014
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Finding Support During the Holidays  


CancerCare social worker Elizabeth (right), providing support

Coping with cancer or caring for a loved one with cancer can be especially challenging during the holidays. CancerCare's professional oncology social workers can provide support and help you find ways to cope during the holidays and throughout the year.


We also provide many free resources, including our publications:

Our podcast, For Caregivers: Coping With a Loved One's Cancer During the Holidays, provides helpful tips and guidance for caregivers.
Connecting with other people affected by cancer can also help you cope better, especially around the holidays. Learn more about CancerCare's support groups
In This Issue
Quick Links
Connect Education Workshops
Support Services
Team CancerCare
CopeLink Blog
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation


January Awareness Calendar 


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month - Learn more about our online support group for women coping with gynecologic cancers.

CancerCare Announces Brian Tomlinson as
Chief Program and Communications Officer    
CancerCare is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Tomlinson, MPA, BSW to the position of Chief Program and Communications Officer. Mr. Tomlinson, who began his career as a social worker, is a highly respected national advocate for cancer patients and their families. He will lead CancerCare's support services, educational programs and patient assistance programs, as well as public affairs, brand management and communications.


"We are delighted to welcome Brian to the organization," said CancerCare National Board of Trustees President Susan Smirnoff. "His extensive knowledge and experience in oncology social services, education and program development perfectly align with our core mission and values. We're excited to have such an outstanding addition to the leadership team as we plan for the future of CancerCare."

New Resource for People Coping With

Metastatic Breast Cancer


CancerCare is honored to be part of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance,
founded to improve the lives of women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. The alliance aims to unify the efforts of its members and to increase awareness and education while advancing research and policy - efforts for metastatic breast cancer that have the potential to extend life, enhance quality of life and ultimately find a cure.


Learn more about CancerCare's metastatic breast cancer support services, including support groups and Connect Education WorkshopsTM.


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 you will have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.





12/12    Update on Lymphoma from the 2013 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

12/16    Progress in the Treatment of Polycythemia Vera

12/18    The Latest Developments Reported at the 36th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

1/16      Update from the 2013 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

1/24      Advances in Treating Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting

1/29      Having Your Voice Heard: Taking an Active Role in Your Care to Manage Your MPN More Effectively

2/6        Cancer and the Workplace 

2/21      Understanding Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia: Low White Blood Cell Counts 

2/26      The Importance of Finding the Resources You Need to Deal with MPN

3/4        Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

3/7        Update on Thyroid Cancer

3/19      The Role of Exercise, Meditation and Nutrition (with MPN)

3/21      Managing Cancer Pain: What You Need to Know

4/23      The Challenge of MPN in the Workplace: How to Communicate with Your Employer 


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


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


Outreach Associate at CancerCare, Aracelis, with Arlene

In Their Words


"My donation to CancerCare is in honor of Aracelis and all the CancerCare staff who just made my day in many ways with their caring and comfort." 



--Arlene C., CancerCare client who participated in a free wig clinic at CancerCare's national office in New York City


Give the Gift of Help and Hope this Holiday Season!
This holiday season, please consider providing free, professional support and practical help to people coping with cancer by making a donation to CancerCare. Your gift will provide much needed emotional and practical support to families as they cope with cancer this holiday season and all year round. Make a donation today!


Shopping for gifts this holiday season? You can support CancerCare while buying great gifts for your loved ones. Use our affiliate link any time you shop online, and CancerCare will receive a commission of 4-10% of your purchase price.   



If you're interested in helping CancerCare but not purchasing anything at the moment, sell items and donate the proceeds to CancerCare through eBay's Giving Works.


Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by professional oncology social workers.


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




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