Cancer Support Community North Texas

Jan 22

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In July 2016, I was 52, my metastatic breast cancer had spread for a second time, and I was feeling overwhelmed with next-steps for my treatment, the possibility of debilitating side effects, my family's future without me, and managing finances. Even though I have a loving family and many friends who were doing their best to keep me positive, I had a hard time with day-to-day living while worrying about the future. Lucky for me, a friend told me about the Cancer Support Community (CSC). I attended the CSC new member meeting on July 25, 2016, and my first metastatic group meeting that same week. I broke down in tears telling my story in that first meeting, but I quickly realized that I'd be laughing more often than crying in future meetings, and that I had found a wonderful resource for addressing all of the concerns circling in my mind. These days, my family and I look forward to sharing, learning and being active with our new friends at the CSC Alliance club house. Whether it's a weekly group meeting, a class about the latest cancer treatments, managing side effects, nutrition, exercise, gardening, finances, arts and crafts, a movie, or holiday dinners, there is always something fun and informative going on at the clubhouse. My metastatic group is led by Cyndy Cervantes, a licensed Master Social Worker and the program manager of the Alliance clubhouse, or Stacey Brist-Yates, the program coordinator, both of whom facilitate group meetings to ensure everyone gets a chance to update the group on their stories, get advice, and offer suggestions in a secular and nonpolitical atmosphere. Cyndy and Stacey have a wealth of knowledge about resources available to cancer patients, and do a wonderful job leading classes and scheduling events, including the annual One Run fundraiser and craft sale that help keep the clubhouse activities free for all members. My metastatic group, in particular, has a wonderful outlook on life that inspires me to laugh and make memories everyday. Plus, the resources, events, and friendships I have at the Cancer Support Community have helped me focus on living life to the fullest, while planning for my family's future.

Charlotte, Tarrant County Clubhouse Member
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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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Dec 04

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How do I get where I need to be?

How do I get where I need to be? Transportation is always critical in DFW but becomes even more important when you have a medical illness and need to get to your treatment or have procedures done. Creativity may be key, especially if you find you unable to drive yourself. Let’s explore some options within […]

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Nov 20

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Volunteer of the Month: Kathleen Groppe

Kathleen Groppe likes to describe herself as a scientist and world traveler turned ranch manager and jewelry designer. She can now add “breast cancer survivor” to her description. In July of 2016, as a result of her annual mammogram, Kathy was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the subsequent year, she had a biopsy, CAT scan, […]

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Nov 08

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Volunteer of the Month: Micaiah Galpin

Volunteer of the Month: Micaiah Galpin   Micaiah is currently an active member of the Junior League of Dallas. After moving to Dallas four years ago, Micaiah wanted a way to be more involved in her community and to support causes that she is passionate about. Losing loved ones to cancer inspired Micaiah to volunteer […]

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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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Oct 17

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Rock the Red Door Benefit Concert

Visit RockTheRedDoor.com to purchase your tickets! HandBid online auction will go live Saturday, October 21st!

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Oct 09

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Open Enrollment is just around the corner for many people. 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. Will you still be in treatment for cancer in 2018? Take […]

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Sep 19

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Hear from the Volunteer: Anne Brady

Meet October’s Volunteer of the Month Anne Brady I am a retired RISD school teacher and I learned about CSCNT through a friend. I enjoy working at the hostess desk because I get to greet members and visitors to the clubhouse. I enjoy making reminder calls to members about upcoming events and chit-chatting with everyone […]

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