CancerCare E-News
  February 2014
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CancerCare Turns 70!  


This year marks CancerCare's 70th year of providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, financial assistance and educational workshops and publications for anyone affected by cancer.




As part of our 70th anniversary campaign, we've launched a photo contest celebrating survivorship across the nation, #SurvivorSelfiesWe encourage people living with cancer, survivors, caregivers and health care professionals to share their "selfies" with us. Upload any photo that portrays the cancer experience through your unique point of view on our contest page. Encourage your friends and family to vote. Prizes will be given for the top photos!

A #SurvivorSelfies entry: Mike, lymphoma & kidney cancer survivor, and his wife, Sara, in Costa Rica. Ready to go zip-lining!
In This Issue
Quick Links
Connect Education Workshops
Support Services
Team CancerCare
CopeLink Blog
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation


Join a CancerCare Support Group


Connect with others through CancerCare's free support groups. Groups are available online and over the telephone. Face-to-face groups are available in our offices in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut.


We offer groups for patients, caregivers, loved ones, and those who have lost a loved one to cancer. All support groups are led by professional oncology social workers.


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


Latest Treatment Updates from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)




The 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) highlighted the latest treatment therapies and promising results from clinical trials for many cancer diagnoses.


CancerCare has compiled these most promising findings in its booklet, Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments: Highlights from ASCO 2013, available online now. You can also order free copies.


View all CancerCare publications


Make a Difference - Team CancerCare!


Help support the free services CancerCare provides to anyone affected by cancer by organizing your own fundraising event. Team CancerCare makes it easy to create your own event and collect donations online in a secure environment. Visit today! 


Featured Fundraiser


Joe McConaughy is planning an amazing and meaningful event in loving memory of Colin McConaughy, his cousin's son. He will attempt to break the 59-day record of running all 2,600 miles of Pacific Crest Trail from the California/Mexico border, to the Washington/Canada border this summer. Learn more about Run for Colin or visit Joe's Team CancerCare page.


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.




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 

5/21      Helping Children and Teens Cope with MPN in the Family

6/25      Recognizing the Different Stages of Your MPN: Understanding Why Your Doctor May Need to Adjust Your Treatment Over Time


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


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

In Their Words
Linda, with her mother

"Initially, I was very frightened. As time went on though, I realized how blessed I am and how truly wonderful life can be when you decide to live it to the fullest. A cancer diagnosis will help you put things into perspective.


CancerCare provided help for transportation costs to and from radiation therapy. They also provided plenty of good

information. I participated in some of the online groups they offer. Everything was really so helpful."


- Linda G., breast cancer survivor


Shopping for Valentine's Day Gifts?



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.  



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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