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Missed Cancer Screenings in 2020

Studies reveal over 22 million people missed cancer screening appointments due to pandemic As National Cancer Prevention Month draws to a close, we want to highlight important topics and information surrounding cancer prevention. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to millions of missed annual cancer screenings – read on to learn more about what you […]

Holiday Sides & Sweets

This year, the circumstances we’re in have changed the way we celebrate holidays and special occasions. The CDC has cautioned against holiday travel and large gatherings, and these restrictions have changed the way many families and friend groups will be celebrating (see the CDC holiday guidelines here). If your celebration looks different this year, try […]

Thanksgiving Crafts

Happy Thanksgiving! However you are planning to celebrate this year, we hope these Thanksgiving crafts are a fun addition to your holiday. Check back each week for a new craft from the staff at Cancer Support Community North Texas. Pinecone Turkey Decoration This turkey craft is cute by itself or as an added decoration to […]

Open Enrollment

By: Patricia Callahan, LMSW, Cancer Resource Specialist at Cancer Support Community North Texas 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 2021. 1. How to understand the basics of […]

COVID-19 Emergency Funds & Available Medical Bill Assistance for Cancer Patients

By: Patricia Callahan, LMSW, Cancer Resource Specialist at Cancer Support Community North Texas During the current COVID-19 crisis, individuals and families already burdened by the high cost of cancer, inability or decreased ability to work, and the physical and emotional tolls of their cancer and it’s treatment may be experiencing increased challenges in meeting their […]

Cancer & COVID-19

What we hear about COVID-19 changes daily, even hourly. To learn about the current trends of the disease and understand the perspective of the healthcare community, we are sitting down – virtually, of course – with oncology healthcare experts in the DFW metroplex. We will discuss health and safety concerns for cancer patients and survivors […]

Coping with COVID-19 & Re-Opening for Cancer Patients

By: Patricia Callahan, LMSW, Cancer Resource Specialist at Cancer Support Community North Texas Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to the Coronavirus because treatments like chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplants can result in compromised immune systems. Even though more places are opening up and most are tired of staying home, it’s still important for […]