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May 30

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Durable Medical Equipment

en Español According to the National Council of Aging, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), is defined as medical equipment that allows you to complete your daily living tasks. If you are considering using your insurance to pay for DME equipment there are some important things to remember: The cost will depend on your individual ...

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May 05

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New Law for Cancer Patients with Student Loans

There is a new law that should help ease some of the financial burdens for Cancer patients. When I first learned about this law I was surprised that this kind of help was not already established, but I am glad to hear some changes were made.

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Feb 26

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Ostomy Support

Ostomy Support According to the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. “an ostomy causes a change in the way urine or stool exits the body as a result of a surgical procedure. Bodily waste is rerouted from its usual path because of malfunctioning parts of the urinary or digestive system. An ostomy can be temporary […]

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Feb 13

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Volunteer of the Month: Meet Brianna

My name is Brianna Alvarez, I am an intern this semester here at Cancer Support Community. I am 23 years old and I have a precious baby boy. I am currently enrolled at Texas Woman’s University and will be graduating this May with my bachelor’s of science degree in Health Studies. I hope to become […]

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Feb 05

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Coordination of Benefits

Coordination of Benefits Understanding how your insurance works is important when navigating your cancer treatment. If you happen to have more than one insurance plan then it is very important that you understand what coordination of benefits is and how it works. Coordination of benefits (COB) is a process that allows the insurance ...

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Feb 04

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Volunteer (and member!) of the Month: Diane Morrow

Keep Calm and Carry On In the fall of 2013 after I followed through on my doctors advice to have a routine, colon screening; I was shocked to learn that I had stage III colon cancer. In 2014 I began chemotherapy (12 treatments spread over 6 months). The challenges I faced caused me to appreciate […]

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Jan 02

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2018 Member Survey

Create your own user feedback survey

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Jan 02

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Medication Applications for your Phone

Medication App Reminders A cancer diagnosis comes with a lot of information, and in many cases, new medicines you have to take in addition to your treatment. Whether they are meds for pain management or to help with some of the side effects of chemo, they will likely be more than you used to take […]

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Nov 29

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Texas Trivia: December 2019

The word “Texas” was the Spanish pronunciation “Tejas” of the Hasinai Indian word meaning “allies” or “friends.” In fact, the Texas state motto is “friendship.”  The word Friendship was officially adopted as the Texas state motto by the Forty-first Texas Legislature in February 1930.

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Nov 27

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Disability Resources

Resources for Disabilities The Americans Disabilities Act defines a disability “as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.” For cancer patients some ...

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Nov 27

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Volunteer of the Month: Vivian Partridge

I have been a member of CSC for several years after successfully surviving breast cancer initially diagnosed in February 2014. As a member of the CSC, I attend many of the activities, lectures and support groups offered in the Collin County Clubhouse. I have developed many friendships over the past few years and these new ...

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Nov 12

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Fletcher Family Story

My name is Melissa Fletcher and my husband Aaron was diagnosed with Stage 4 Chromophobe Kidney Cancer last February.  As our journey through kidney cancer moved overwhelmingly fast, Aaron’s health turned from bad to worse in a blink of an eye.  I quickly realized I needed to find a support group for my 10 year […]

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Oct 31

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Open Enrollment Information

Open Enrollment Open Enrollment is here. Now is a great time to compare plans to determine your potential medical expenses for the coming year. Below are some tips and suggestions when looking at the new plans for 2018. How to understand the basics of an insurance plan. Insurance can be very complex. Understanding how your […]

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Oct 22

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Medicare + Open Enrollment

Many Medicare beneficiaries at some point have enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, only to realize in January that their doctor didn’t accept their new plan, or they didn’t realize they had a network of doctors they could only see for their healthcare needs. For these Medicare beneficiaries, this meant staying in a plan that ...

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Oct 12

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Volunteer of the Month: Tito

“I got involved with CSC to earn community service hours for a class at school called AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). It’s a class about college readiness, and teaches organization and prioritization of time. My mom is a cancer patient and a member of CSC and suggested getting more involved with the ...

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