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Stories of Help and Hope
Caregiving: Stories from CancerCare Clients
Watch our latest video and meet a diverse range of caregiving clients and their unique experiences caring for their loved ones with cancer.
Meet Merit, a CancerCare client and recipient of a Young Professionals Committee scholarship. You can also learn more about the Young Professionals Committee at www.cancercare.org/youngprofessionals.
As part of our 75th Anniversary campaign, CancerCare client and cancer survivor Nolan shares his experience with leukemia and how our free services, including a gay men support group, helped him.
As part of our 75th Anniversary campaign, CancerCare client Thomasina shares her experience with metastatic breast cancer and how our free services, including counseling and co-payment assistance, helped her.
As part of our 75th Anniversary campaign, CancerCare client Aleksandra shares her experience with breast cancer and how our free services, including a young adult online support group and wig clinic, helped her.
Cindy is a theater enthusiast, a relentless lung cancer survivor for 21 years and CancerCare employee. When Cindy was diagnosed with lung cancer, she reached out to CancerCare and found the support she needed.
Learn About Our Services
CancerCare’s Financial Assistance Services
Vice President of Patient Assistance and Community Engagement, Vilmarie Rodriguez, LCSW, provides an overview of CancerCare’s financial assistance services for people affected by cancer.
CancerCare’s Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
CancerCare’s Co-Payment Assistance Foundation helps people afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. Learn more from our Foundation’s director, Michele McCourt.
William Goeren, LCSW-R provides an overview of counseling services for patients, caregivers, friends, loved ones and the bereaved.
CancerCare’s Educational Programs
Senior Director of Education and Training Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C, LCSW-R describes our free educational programs, including Connect Education Workshops that provide listeners with the latest cancer information straight from leading experts.
CancerCare’s Children’s Program
Our children’s program provides free, professional support services for parents, adolescents and children affected by cancer. Learn about our services for children and families from Angelique Caba, LCSW.
CancerCare Keeps Us Together - Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program
CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness (PAW) Program helps people living with cancer and their caregivers care for their pets. Since March 2020, the PAW Program has helped over 900 pet owners affected by cancer–and our clients' needs continue to grow. Thank you to Katie Couric, award-winning journalist and cancer advocate, for lending her voice to this important cause.
What Is a Clinical Trial?
Watch this video to learn more about clinical trials so that you can make an informed decision.
What Are Biomarkers?
What are biomarkers, and what can biomarker testing mean for your cancer and your care? Learn more by watching this informative video and visit cancercare.org/biomarkers (https://www.cancercare.org/biomarkers) to explore further.
Working During Treatment
This is a patient education video providing useful tips and guidance for patients working while undergoing cancer treatment.
For Cancer Patients: Who’s On My Cancer Caregiving Team?
A diagnosis of cancer may be the most difficult challenge you or your loved ones will ever face. The good news is that help is available from the people who make up your health care team.
You Survived Cancer…Now What? Your Survivor Care Plan
This is a patient education video offers tips and guidance regarding what to do after you finish your cancer treatment to protect your health and your job.
For Cancer Caregivers: Who’s On a Cancer Caregiving Team?
A diagnosis of cancer may be the most difficult challenge you or your loved one will ever face. The good news is that help is available from the people who make up your loved one’s health care team.
CancerCare’s Lung Cancer Walk for Hope 2022
On November 6, 2022, Our Lady of Mercy Academy’s chorus performed the national anthem at CancerCare’s 19th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope in Woodbury, NY.