IMO Declares A Cancer Care Crisis in the U.S.

The state of cancer care is in crisis and getting worse.  There is an ever growing demand for cancer care, a shrinking workforce, rising healthcare costs and an increasing complexity of treatment of cancer.  According to the Institute of Medicine (IMO) cancer care in America is in a deep crisis! In analysing the current state [...]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Events in September

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and many organizations that are involved with education and support of men (and their families) who have prostate cancer are scheduled to have programs during the month. There are a number of events that I want to let you know about (perhaps you will attend): September 6-8 The Prostate [...]

Cancer Care De-funds Men from Financial Support!

I received a very disturbing notice from Cancer Care about their ability to provide financial support for men with cancer, including men with prostate cancer. As of August 6, 2012 they will not be able to accept applications or provide assistance to men with cancer unless they meet the following criteria: 1- Men diagnosed with [...]

Cancer Care Changes Financial Assistance Requirements

Cancer Care has announced two changes in their financial assistance program procedures. These changes take effect immediately: 1- Applications for assistance will not be accepted unless the applicant has spoken to a Cancer Care representative in advance of filling out the application. To apply contact a Cancer Care oncology social worker via their toll-free Hopeline, [...]

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Getting to Sleep

From: Carolyn Messner , DSW, MSW Director of Education and Training CancerCare Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone. However, for cancer survivors, sleep can sometimes be challenging. On Tuesday, April 13th, CancerCare, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, LIVESTRONG, Intercultural Cancer Council, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and National Coalition for Cancer [...]

A Telephone Workshop on Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Cancer Care is conducting a telephone workshop on Metastatic Prostate Cancer on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 1:30 to 2:30 eastern time. Listening in on the workshop is free. Participants in the workshop will be: Susan Slovin MD, PhD, Associate Attending Physician, Genitourinary Oncology Service, Sidney Kimmel Center for the Treatment of Prostate & Urologic [...]

Free Telephone Conference – Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer, Part I: The Importance of Communicating with Your Doctor About Follow-Up Care

Sign up for this Telephone Education Workshop. Topic: Medical Concerns Cancer Type: All Cancers Date: April 22, 2008 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET Presented By: Richard N. Boyajian RN, MS, Cancer Survivor, Nurse Practitioner, Lance Armstrong Foundation Adult Survivorship Clinic, Perini Family Survivors' Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Thomas J. Smith MD, FACP, Professor [...]