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Jan 22

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Qualifying for Social Security Benefits with Cancer

By Cendy Moliere with Disability Benefits Help (www.disability-benefits-help.org) If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be concerned about making ends meet financially if you’ll be out of work while going through chemotherapy and other treatments. Fortunately, there could be resources available for you and ...

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Dec 19

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Breakfast with Santa

Children are at the center of much of the holiday magic: the uncontainable excitement for the winter break, the anticipation of Santa Claus coming with presents, and the wonder of gifts appearing overnight! This year, Gavin Arnett, a thirteen-year-old Boy Scout, ensured that holiday magic was a part of the Cancer Support Community ...

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Oct 14

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Interview with CEO Mirchelle Louis

Our CEO, Michelle Louis, was recently interviewed in the Oct 11-17 edition of the Katy Trail Weekly under the Charity Spotlight. The interview address the beginnings and ongoing mission and benefits of the Cancer Support Community here in North Texas. Pick up a Katy Trail Weekly and turn to page 5 or  read the complete […]

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Sep 07

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September Soduku Solution

If you have had a moment to glance through the September edition of the the CSCNT Newsletter, you may have noticed that the sodoku puzzle is back! If you are a sodoku pro and have already finished your puzzle, skip down to the bottom to see the solution. If you are new to soduku, here’s […]

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Aug 15

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Co Pay Assistance

Co-Pay Assistance are programs that help cover the cost of some medications. Typically, the programs are funded through nonprofits or directly via the pharmaceutical companies.  There are criteria you have to meet to qualify for help. Usually, have to have health insurance Be within 400 to 500% of Federal Poverty Guidelines Provide ...

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Jun 24

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Cancer and Nutrition

Nutrition and Diet information is often one of the most top requested items when a cancer diagnosis occurs. I encourage patients to check with the oncologist offices to see if they can be referred to a registered dietician that can address their specific needs.  According to Eat Right Pro, a Registered Dietitian are food and […]

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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

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