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Feb 10

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Open to Options

Making a Cancer Treatment Decision That Is Right For You Making a decision about cancer treatment can be an overwhelming experience for many people. Important decisions need to be made about treatment for new or recurrent cancer as well as ending treatment. Sometimes it is hard to know what questions to ask the doctor. One […]

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Nov 30

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Press Release + Resources: Cost of Care for Cancer Patients

COST OF CARE CONVERSATIONS ARE NOT TAKING PLACE BETWEEN CANCER PATIENTS AND HEALTH CARE TEAM Cancer Support Community study shows barriers Americans with cancer face in access and coverage   WASHINGTON – (Nov. 30, 2016) – A study released today shows that despite the rising complexity and cost of cancer care, few patients are ...

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Nov 28

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Member Moment: Britni’s Story

Earlier this year I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I am 32 years old, never been married and have no children. I have been diligent about getting annual pap smears since I was 18 and had always received “normal” results until February of 2016 when I went in for my standard exam. A few days […]

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Dec 14

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Frankly Speaking about Cancer

Looking for information about a specific type of ‪cancer‬? What about managing the cost of care? Our Frankly Speaking series has everything you need! Click HERE to order or download your ‪‎FREE‬ resources today.   By Topic Breast Reconstruction Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Spotlight on Breast Reconstruction Cancer ...

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Aug 19

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The Dallas Business Journal: Who’s Who in Healthcare

Dallas Business Journal Names Cancer Support Community North Texas CEO, Mirchelle Louis, as a “Who’s Who in Healthcare” for 2015   Click here to read full article.

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Jun 23

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Press Release: Eye-Opening Findings

Eye-Opening Findings: Research Reveals Cancer Patients Receiving Psychological, Social Support Decrease Risk of Cancer Recurrence and Dying by Nearly 50 Percent Additional Dallas-based research shows more than 80 percent of people view psychological and social/emotional support as important as medical treatment for cancer   ...

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May 04

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#MelanomaMonday

Click here for #MelanomaMonday information from  

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May 04

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‘Value’ Definition in Cancer Care

STUDY FINDS DISCREPANCY IN ‘VALUE’ DEFINITION IN CANCER CARE Study suggests people with cancer do not define value in same way as health care policymakers WASHINGTON – (May 4, 2015) – Data released today by the Cancer Support Community at the 5th Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care explored the ...

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Apr 30

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Understanding Cancer

What is Cancer? Normal Cells and Cancer Cells To understand what cancer is, it is helpful to understand the behavior of a normal cell. A normal cell performs its designated job and divides only when the body signals that more cells are needed to carry out its function. Cancer cells are abnormal cells that divide […]

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Mar 10

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Finding a cure isn’t the only pressing issue in cancer fight

Mirchelle Louis: Finding a cure isn’t the only pressing issue in cancer fight By MIRCHELLE LOUIS, CEO of Cancer Support Community North Texas When acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns premieres his latest brainchild later this month — a fascinating three-part series on PBS (KERA-TV) about innovations in cancer treatment — he is ...

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