For some people living with cancer and their caregivers, exploring clinical trials can feel like navigating uncharted territory. Yet, within the experiences of those who have walked this path lies invaluable wisdom and insight. George, Daphne and Quanisha have generously shared their experiences as cancer clinical trial participants, offering insights and advice for those considering this treatment option.
As part of International Childhood Cancer Day, Shannon Coon, LMSW, CancerCare’s Children’s Program Coordinator shares some resources and insights for families coping with cancer.
Facing a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and filled with uncertainties and questions about the best possible treatment options. One avenue of hope and potential breakthroughs in cancer care is through participation in clinical trials. However, navigating the world of clinical trials can be difficult, with numerous questions and concerns. In this guide, we turn to the expertise of oncologists to provide you with answers to the most common questions about cancer clinical trials.
In a recent article in The New York Times, the ongoing chemotherapy drug shortage many cancer patients and their loved ones have faced over the last year was brought into focus. The piece highlights a growing crisis in the generic drug industry and features insights from Danielle Saff, LCSW, an oncology social worker and the Older Adult Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor with CancerCare.
On November 5, 2023, more than 200 individuals gathered at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, NY, for CancerCare’s 20th Lung Cancer Walk for Hope.
Resources for Spanish-Speaking Individuals Impacted by Cancer/Recursos para personas de habla hispana afectadas por el cáncer
In this guest Q&A blog post and as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, CancerCare’s Insights Program Coordinator and oncology social worker, Sara Grisales Jaramillo, LMSW, discusses CancerCare’s Spanish languages services and resources for people impacted by cancer.
We are proud of our team of incredible oncology social workers who offer CancerCare clients help and hope, as they cope with the emotional and practical challenges of cancer.
This February, CancerCare recognizes National Cancer Prevention Month, in addition to World Cancer Day on February 4. The theme this year for World Cancer Day is “Close the Care Gap.” While it is important to reflect on the advances in cancer prevention and care – including screenings, early detection services, treatment advances as well as the emotional support available in coping with cancer for individuals and their loved ones – we also recognize the work that must be done to close the gaps in health care disparities.
In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, CancerCare oncology social workers, Lauren Chatalian, LCSW, Director of Advocacy, and Sam Fortune, LMSW, Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator, share advice for individuals and their loved ones on coping with cervical cancer.
CancerCare’s 19th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope Raises Over $95,000 To Support Individuals Impacted by Lung Cancer
CancerCare’s 19th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope took place on November 6, 2022. More than 200 people participated in the 5K walk to honor the memory of loved ones lost to lung cancer, celebrate survivors and support those who are currently facing a lung cancer diagnosis.