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May 17

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The Business, Breakthroughs and Future of Cancer Care 2018

  Tickets for The Business, Breakthroughs and Future of Cancer Care will be available soon!  Please check back at BusinessBreakthroughsFuture.org in the near future!   Download flyer here.

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Mar 30

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Senior Resources from the Cancer Resource Specialist

Senior Resources In every stage of life there is always something new to learn. Staying connected to the resources in your community as a senior can be very helpful when you are on a fixed income or if you become ill. From Medicare/Medicaid to local community organizations, understanding what is available will empower a senior […]

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Mar 16

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Comedy Kicks Cancer

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Comedy Kicks Cancer with Tig Notaro ComedyKicksCancer.com  Thursday, May 31st | Eisemann Center   Join Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts for a LIVE comedy performance with Tig Notaro… you’re NOT going to want to miss this! ...

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Mar 13

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Dr. Jill Biden Hears from CSCNT Caregiver at SXSW

Over the weekend, you might have seen the hashtag #CancerFierce coming out of the social media coverage of South by Southwest (SXSW). That is because Dr. Jill Biden and other leaders with the Biden Cancer Initiative were at the gathering in Austin, TX to put the organization’s work front and center at a gathering of […]

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Mar 02

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Support + Networking Groups

Support Groups Amigos Unidos Latino Support Group Support group for Latinos living with cancer. Offered twice a month. Bereavement Support Group Six-week, structured grief support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one to cancer. Call to register. Family & Friends Support Group Support group for people ...

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Jan 31

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February Newsletter Download

February Newsletter Download

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Jan 22

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In July 2016, I was 52, my metastatic breast cancer had spread for a second time, and I was feeling overwhelmed with next-steps for my treatment, the possibility of debilitating side effects, my family's future without me, and managing finances. Even though I have a loving family and many friends who were doing their best to keep me positive, I had a hard time with day-to-day living while worrying about the future. Lucky for me, a friend told me about the Cancer Support Community (CSC). I attended the CSC new member meeting on July 25, 2016, and my first metastatic group meeting that same week. I broke down in tears telling my story in that first meeting, but I quickly realized that I'd be laughing more often than crying in future meetings, and that I had found a wonderful resource for addressing all of the concerns circling in my mind. These days, my family and I look forward to sharing, learning and being active with our new friends at the CSC Alliance club house. Whether it's a weekly group meeting, a class about the latest cancer treatments, managing side effects, nutrition, exercise, gardening, finances, arts and crafts, a movie, or holiday dinners, there is always something fun and informative going on at the clubhouse. My metastatic group is led by Cyndy Cervantes, a licensed Master Social Worker and the program manager of the Alliance clubhouse, or Stacey Brist-Yates, the program coordinator, both of whom facilitate group meetings to ensure everyone gets a chance to update the group on their stories, get advice, and offer suggestions in a secular and nonpolitical atmosphere. Cyndy and Stacey have a wealth of knowledge about resources available to cancer patients, and do a wonderful job leading classes and scheduling events, including the annual One Run fundraiser and craft sale that help keep the clubhouse activities free for all members. My metastatic group, in particular, has a wonderful outlook on life that inspires me to laugh and make memories everyday. Plus, the resources, events, and friendships I have at the Cancer Support Community have helped me focus on living life to the fullest, while planning for my family's future.

Charlotte, Tarrant County Clubhouse Member
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Jan 02

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Home Health vs Respite Care

Home Health vs Respite Care It is very common for people to confuse home health with respite care when dealing with a sick patient. Understanding the difference is important to identify what resources will be needed with each individual case.   Home Health Respite Care Who pays Health Insurance Self-Pay, Long Term Care or Medicaid ...

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Nov 20

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Volunteer of the Month: Kathleen Groppe

Kathleen Groppe likes to describe herself as a scientist and world traveler turned ranch manager and jewelry designer. She can now add “breast cancer survivor” to her description. In July of 2016, as a result of her annual mammogram, Kathy was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the subsequent year, she had a biopsy, CAT scan, […]

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Nov 08

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Volunteer of the Month: Micaiah Galpin

Volunteer of the Month: Micaiah Galpin   Micaiah is currently an active member of the Junior League of Dallas. After moving to Dallas four years ago, Micaiah wanted a way to be more involved in her community and to support causes that she is passionate about. Losing loved ones to cancer inspired Micaiah to volunteer […]

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Nov 08

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Hear from the Cancer Resource Specialist: Relaxation

Relaxation You hear it so many times while you are in the treatment stages for cancer. “You need to relax, try not to stress.” Easier said than done when you are having to deal with things like: insurance, finances, side effects and for some, work. For a lot of people getting out of the environment […]

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Oct 17

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Rock the Red Door Benefit Concert

Visit RockTheRedDoor.com to purchase your tickets! HandBid online auction will go live Saturday, October 21st!

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Oct 09

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Open Enrollment is just around the corner for many people. 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. Will you still be in treatment for cancer in 2018? Take […]

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