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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.

Merit’s Story

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.

Nolan’s Story

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.

Thomasina’s Story

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.

Aleksandra’s Story

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’s Story

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 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.

Coping With Cancer During COVID-19

Sarah Kelly, LCSW, and colorectal cancer survivor, Amy Beaudet, discuss how to cope with cancer during a pandemic on @su2c’s Instagram Live. Sarah gives coping tips and guides a 2-minute meditation at the end.

CancerCare Celebrates 75 Years of Help and Hope

Watch highlights from CancerCare’s 75 years of providing help and hope. CancerCare has grown tremendously since 1944, but it has never wavered from its mission of providing help and hope to people affected by cancer.

How Do I Cope With Anxiety?

Claire Grainger, LCSW, teaches a breathing technique to help cope with anxiety

How Can I Practice Mindfulness?

Lauren Chatalian gives mindfulness tips.

How Do I Incorporate Mindfulness Into My Life?

Erin Murphy-Wilczek talks about the benefits of mindfulness and gives some tips on how to put it into practice.

Educational Videos

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.

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.

Entienda las funciones de los miembros del equipo de atención del cáncer

Este video es parte de la serie de hojas informativas de videos de educación profesional de CancerCare, “Conozca los hechos.”

Managing a Loved One’s Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis raises many practical concerns and challenges. There are appointments to track, bills to pay, and paperwork—a lot of paperwork! As a caregiver, it likely falls on you to manage many of these tasks—all while keeping up your usual responsibilities and filling in some of the roles typically handled by your loved one.

Manejo de las preocupaciones prácticas del diagnóstico de cáncer de su ser querido

Un diagnóstico de cáncer plantea muchas preocupaciones y desafíos prácticos. Como cuidador, es probable que le corresponda administrar muchas de estas tareas, todo mientras mantiene sus responsabilidades habituales y desempeña algunas de las funciones que normalmente realiza su ser querido.

Practicing Cultural Humility in the Delivery of Cancer Care

Practicing cultural humility when treating cancer patients is crucial as it acknowledges and respects the diverse backgrounds and beliefs of individuals, enabling health care providers to provide patient-centered care tailored to their unique needs. By fostering a climate of cultural humility, health care professionals can build trust and rapport with their patients, leading to improved communication, better treatment outcomes and enhanced overall wellbeing.

CancerCare Events

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.

CancerCare’s 31st Annual Festival of Hope Gala Video Honoring Bayer

CancerCare thanks Bayer, our Presenting Sponsor and Honoree, at the 2019 Festival of Hope Gala.

CancerCare Celebrates 75 Years of Help and Hope

The 2019 CancerCare Gala took place on Wednesday, April 17, at New York City’s Ziegfeld Ballroom. The annual event brought together philanthropists, health care industry leaders, patient advocates and other supporters to raise funds for the organization’s free counseling, education and financial assistance programs. This video explains CancerCare’s history and how our services have evolved and grown since our founding in 1944.

In Community, We Heal

Watch our video that premiered at CancerCare’s 2016 Gala and learn more about what we do and who we help.

First Annual CancerCare Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope

For the first time, CancerCare hosted its Walk/Run For Hope in Greenwich, CT at Tod’s Point. More than 350 participants raised $35,000 to support CancerCare’s free professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Senator Richard Blumenthal attended and offered words of encouragement to the participants.

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