Cancer Support Community North Texas

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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Jul 02

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Volunteer of the Month: Ronda Miles

Ronda is one of the original Tai Chi students at the Collin County clubhouse and now knows the form well enough to serve as a helper and substitute instructor at both the Collin County and Dallas clubhouses.  “The mental challenge of learning it was great for chemo brain and now it’s such a calming experience […]

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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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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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