Cancer Support Community North Texas

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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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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Oct 12

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Volunteer of the Month: Tito

“I got involved with CSC to earn community service hours for a class at school called AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). It’s a class about college readiness, and teaches organization and prioritization of time. My mom is a cancer patient and a member of CSC and suggested getting more involved with the ...

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Oct 09

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Volunteer of the Month: Zainy Naveed

“I stumbled upon CSCNT through school as I was looking for places to volunteer and give back to my community. I did not know at the time that I was about to meet some of the kindest people on earth who eventually would be like family. I work as a hostess for the clubhouse so […]

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Oct 01

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Health Insurance Appeals Process

Health Insurance – Appeals Process Insurance denials can occur when dealing with such a complex issue, such as cancer. Reasons for denials can vary from things like coding mistakes to more information needed from the doctor. ALWAYS ATTEMPT A HEALTH INSURANCE APPEAL. There are a few steps to filing an internal appeal, but in ...

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Sep 27

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October Texas Trivia!

More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States!

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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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Aug 02

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August Newsletter

Click here to download our August 2018 newsletter. Questions? Call (214) 345-8230

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