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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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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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Aug 27

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What do I Eat?

What do I Eat? Food and Nutrition can be an important topic of conversation when someone is diagnosed with cancer. Before you begin doing the research on yourself check with your doctor and see if they have any recommendations. Some oncology clinics may have registered dieticians that can help you address any concerns you have […]

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Aug 02

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Volunteer of the Month: Ronald Smith

“T’ai Chi and Qigong are esoteric Chinese practices that I have studied for 20 years and taught for 13. A colleague at North Park YMCA, Diane Morrow, who also volunteers at the North Texas Cancer Support Community, suggested that I could volunteer to teach classes. Her suggestion came just after my youngest sister succumbed ...

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Aug 02

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August Texas Trivia!

Q: What is the least populated county in Texas? A: “The least populated U.S. county is Loving County, TX with only 82 residents. Its territory however, is larger than Hong Kong and Singapore combined.”

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Apr 02

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April Newsletter

To see what is going on in our three DFW clubhouses this month, click on the April Newsletter!   Questions about clubhouse offerings? Call (214) 345-8230!

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Mar 12

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Volunteer of the Month: Jonet Gonzalez

  Jonet is a member of the Junior League of Dallas and has been at volunteer at CSCNT since the summer of 2016. After her mother’s fight with to cancer in the fall of 2015, she had been seeking an opportunity to serve in a meaningful way that would honor her mother. CSCNT has not […]

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Mar 05

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Tax Information for those in Treatment

Taxes and Medical It’s that time of year again. Love it or hate they have to get done. If you are in middle of treatment it might be a good idea to gather all of your out of pocket medical expenses that you spent last year. There is a specific percentage of your medical expenses […]

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Jan 17

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Cost of Cancer Care PowerPoint

If you missed our webinar last week, click here to learn what was discussed! Webinar Series – Cost of Cancer   Want to set up a FREE consultation with our Cancer Resource Specialist? Call Jackie Castillo, LMSW at (214) 345-8428 or email JCastillo@CancerSupportTexas.org. We are here to make your cancer experience less stressful!

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Jan 03

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Volunteer of the Month: Eleanor Nebe

“I’m happy to be celebrating two years with the Cancer Support Community North Texas branch. I am blessed to be able to instruct Zumba and Stability Ball classes on Tuesdays for the members. I am a resident of Northlake and have been instructing Zumba classes for well over five years in Flower Mound, Keller, and […]

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Jan 02

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January 2018 Newsletter

January Newsletter

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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 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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