Cancer Support Community North Texas

Mar 24

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Hear from the Volunteer: Susan Conway

Hear from the Volunteer: Susan Conway My name is Susan, and I just completed my first year volunteering for Cancer Support Community North Texas. When the Jr. League of Dallas placed me as a special event volunteer, I had no idea the amazing and memorable journey I was about to embark on with CSCNT and […]

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Mar 15

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Thank you: Letters to our Volunteers

We could not do what we do without the help of volunteers, and April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Volunteers – what would we do without you?! April is Volunteer Appreciation month, so this is the perfect time to say a huge “Thank You” to our many volunteers who do so much for us. Our Board […]

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Mar 01

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Hear from the Volunteer: DeeDee Stead McCrary

Hear from our Junior League of Dallas volunteer, DeeDee… My name is DeeDee, and I have been a volunteer for Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) since 2008. When I first began, the Clubhouse was still called Gilda’s Club, named in tribute to former Saturday Night Live cast member Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian […]

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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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Feb 02

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A Doctor-Survivor Learns About Hope

A Doctor-Survivor Learns About Hope Before my diagnosis, as a doctor of internal medicine I hoped my patients with treatable disease would enjoy the best possible outcomes. As a patient newly diagnosed with cancer, I wanted to feel hopeful of a full recovery and long life. Unfortunately, every textbook labelled my type of cancer ...

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Jan 26

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January Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

As January comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. While cervical cancer mortality rates have fallen drastically since the 1970s, when it was the leading cause of death for women, nearly 13,000 women are still diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. It’s essential that ...

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Jan 23

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Letter from the CEO

Welcome to 2017 – How are your New Year’s resolutions working out for you? Personally, I gave up making grand resolutions a few years ago. I found that by the time February arrives, some of my resolutions were already unattainable. So, instead I resolved to adopt just a few small changes – things that I […]

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Jan 10

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Importance of Yoga for Cancer Patients

The Importance of Yoga for Cancer Patients “Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find that the one thing that would bring relief were a gentle set of therapeutic yoga […]

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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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Nov 17

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#GivingTuesday is November 29th!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year ...

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Nov 03

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What Is Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is one of the most exciting areas of new discoveries and treatments for many different kinds of cancer. Understanding how the immune system works is opening the doors to developing new treatments that are changing the way we think about and treat cancer. Most people receiving immunotherapy are treated in specialized ...

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Sep 07

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North Texas Giving Day Advocates

What is North Texas Giving Day? North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people across the world to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits on one day: September 22, 2016. In seven years, North Texas Giving Day has raised $119 million for our North Texas […]

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Aug 30

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CSCNT in Cure Magazine

End Stage: Talking About End-of-Life With Those With Cancer  A nonprofit is partnering with performance artists to stimulate end-of-life discussions. MIRCHELLE LOUIS PUBLISHED: AUGUST 30, 2016   Be the first to discuss this article on CURE’s forum. >>   Talk about this article with other patients, caregivers, and ...

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