Cancer Support Community North Texas

Cancer Support Resources

Cancer Support Community Resources

Jackie Castillo, LMSW 

Cancer Resource Specialist (Bilingual)

JCastillo@CancerSupportTexas.org | (214) 345-8428

WEB-0677The Cancer Resource Specialist aids in survivors’ achievement of their optimal quality of life by focusing on mitigating the psychosocial and emotional health and quality of life challenges of cancer survivors. Our Resource Specialist Jackie assess and refers survivors to appropriate resources that remove these barriers. She helps facilitate accesses to services. Jackie may assist with care coordination; provide general survivor education; and empower survivors to optimize time with clinicians and seek appropriate follow up care. The Cancer Resource Specialist’s services are free of charge to all North Texas residents.


Jackie’s resources include, but are not limited to…

Financial Resources • Childcare & Housing Resources • Medical & Insurance Coverage Resources • Transportation Assistance • Social Security & Disability Information • Emotional Support for Patient & Caregiver • Assistance in Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

CancerEd Online is the Cancer Support Community’s newest interactive educational program for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. CancerEd Online contains short courses covering what you need to know about topics like self-advocacy, new ways of managing cancer care and precision medicine. Most courses last 5-10 minutes.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer® is the Cancer Support Community’s landmark cancer education series that provides trusted information on a variety of topics important to people affected by cancer. Information is available through:

Frankly Speaking About Cancer webinars offer patients and their families educational resources on living with cancer. Leaders in oncology discuss the latest medical information in an easy-to-understand format to empower patients and their families to make informed decisions about their cancer care. Browse our past webinars by topic by clicking here. New webinars added monthly.

 

General Resources

The following sites are provided as a means of helping you navigate the internet to find cancer related information that may be of help to you, your family and your friends. A word of caution: Please remember that there is a lot of very helpful, reliable, factual information available on the internet, but there is also a lot of misinformation. The Internet reflects real life and therefore it is very important to question your sources and verify the information you receive.

The most legitimate medical information will come from non-profit cancer organizations, government agencies, hospitals, research facilities and peer-reviewed journals. Cancer Support Community North Texas has no control over the contents of these sites or their external links to other internet sites. The reference of the following links does not constitute an endorsement by Cancer Support Community North Texas of such websites, their contents, or the operators of the websites. The information on this page is provided for informational purposes only. Before using or applying any of this information, you are urged to consult with your physician. 

 

 

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