Finding out a loved one has cancer can be overwhelming. Cancer affects not only the person diagnosed but all those who care about that person. You may be wondering, “What should I do now?” or “How can I help?” At Cancer Support Community, we believe you have the ability to make a difference. The following ten tips are intended to help you tackle the challenges of caring about someone with cancer.Here you will find information and resources for caregivers, those who provide emotional, spiritual, financial or logistical support to a person diagnosed with cancer.
Texas Health Resources and Cancer Support Community expanding access to services for patients and their families
Cambridge Mindful Living Foundation leads philanthropic efforts with giftARLINGTON, TEXAS, Aug. 27, 2013 – Cancer affects more people than just the person diagnosed with the disease. It also affects the family and friends of people who are living with cancer. Texas Health Resources has joined with Cancer Support Community North Texas to create one of the most comprehensive cancer care networks in North Texas. The collaboration supports Texas Health’s philosophy of treating the whole individual – body, mind and spirit – and recognizes the need to embrace not only the patient’s physical condition but also the emotional, spiritual, family and social impact of the illness. A generous gift from the Cambridge Mindful Living Foundation in support of the endeavor is leading fundraising efforts on behalf of cancer patients and their families. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded by Dallas-based healthcare real estate developer Cambridge Holdings, Inc. Cambridge chairman and CEO Jean-Claude Saada said, “Cancer Support Community’s expertise in offering essential support to cancer patients and their loved ones reinforces Texas Heath’s patient-centered philosophy and will mean the most comprehensive cancer care in North Texas. Cambridge is proud to support this important initiative.” Cancer Support Community North Texas provides information about cancer treatment and help in managing the illness and coping with emotions related to cancer. They also provide patients and families with wellness education and support for managing disruptions in work, school and family relationships. Cancer Support Community North Texas is part of a national organization encompassing a network of more than 50 local affiliates across the country with 30 years of expertise in psychological oncology. All services provided by Cancer Support Community are free and include educational presentations, support groups and networking groups, a children’s support program, social events, nutrition seminars, and workshops such as yoga, meditation and reiki as well as bereavement support. The alliance will provide patients and families who are dealing with cancer access to expanded social and emotional support services close to home. Initial plans include Cancer Support Community North Texas facilities on the campuses of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. “Our goal is to couple advanced medical treatment with compassionate, respectful care for the whole patient and for those who love and support the patient,” said Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “The people of Cancer Support Community share similar values that focus on every patient as a unique individual. We deeply appreciate the passion and dedication to serving people with cancer that members of Cancer Support Community bring to this relationship. We are also extremely grateful for the generous financial commitment made by Cambridge in support of expanding emotional and social support for our patients.” “Cancer Support Community’s vision is to see that no one has to face cancer alone. Our plan has long been to be in communities throughout North Texas so that anyone impacted by cancer has a place to find answers, support and social interaction close to home. We are grateful to Texas Health for this opportunity to locate on their campuses and to Cambridge for their generous support of this important endeavor,” said Mirchelle Louis, CEO of Cancer Support Community North Texas. The alliance between Texas Health and Cancer Support Community is non-exclusive. Patients being treated at facilities other than Texas Health are welcome to take advantage of the services offered at all Cancer Support Community locations. Texas Health also has relationships with other cancer support service providers. “Our ultimate goal is to provide cancer patients with comprehensive care,” Hawthorne added. “We will bring together like-minded organizations in an environment that fosters collaboration and encompasses the whole spectrum of needs.” About Cancer Support Community North Texas Cancer Support Community exists to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Completely free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Support Community is a place where people with cancer and their families and friends are learning to live with cancer, and hopefully beyond it. The community is their lifeline to strength, hope, support and guidance. The effects are often life-changing. About Texas Health Resources Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.texashealth.org. About Cambridge Holdings, Inc. Founded in 1987, Cambridge is a Dallas-based real estate firm specializing in the development and management of healthcare facilities, healthy communities and health enhancing services across the United States. Cambridge projects are sustainable, vibrant places in which to receive health and wellness services, to live, work, learn and innovate. By design, they promote and support personal and societal well-being, in keeping with Cambridge’s passion for making positive differences in the lives of people and communities we serve. For more information about Cambridge, call 1-888-522-5624, extension 318. ]]>
What is the Cancer Experience Registry? It is a community of people touched by cancer where the primary focus is on collecting, analyzing and sharing information about the experience and needs of the patient and family throughout the cancer journey. Why is it important? There is a need to include social and emotional care as an integral part of cancer care. This has been shown to improve quality of life and also health outcomes of cancer survivors. The information collected from the registry will be used to inform the future of cancer care, develop programs and offer services to more effectively address the emotional and social needs of people affected by cancer. Who is eligible to participate? The Cancer Experience Registry is open to people touched by any type of cancer. Whether you were recently diagnosed, you are undergoing treatment or you are years past treatment, you are eligible to participate. By joining, you can make a difference in improving the quality of life and wellbeing of people touched by cancer. How to participate? If you have ever been diagnosed with cancer, please join now and share your experience with us. Your personal information will be protected. Also, if you know somebody who has been diagnosed with cancer at any point in the past please encourage them to join. You can join by clicking on the link below! For more information, visit http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/MainMenu/ResearchTraining/Cancer-Experience-Registry.html.]]>
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Immunizations for children • Blood pressure checks • Body fat analysis • Cardiovascular education • Cholesterol screenings • Child safety information • Dental screenings • Depression screenings • Diabetes screenings • HIV/AIDS screenings • Mammograms and cancer• AAscreenings • Medical consultations • Nutrition education • Parenting information • Respiratory screenings • Stroke information • Vision screeningsNew Services: Here are some of the new services that will be provided at the fair.
- Hearing Test for 17 & older provided by Pleasant Ridge Internal Medicine
- Vision screening for adults provided by Community Eye Clinic
- Ask a Pharmacist provided by ReCept Pharmacy
- Healthy Cooking Demonstrations provided by American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association
- Exercise Demonstrations provided by YMCA
- 8:30 a.m. Short program emceed by City of Fort Worth Councilman Sal Espino. We encourage you to join us. If you would like to attend, you will have access to enter the exhibit hall before opening the doors to the public.
- 9:00 a.m. Doors open to the Fair
- Lunch is from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. Event closes
“Ready to play dominoes?” If you’re around the clubhouse on a Monday evening, this is the most important question of the night! Dedicated volunteers Cathy Susie and Heather Barthlow have been playing dominoes with members since 2012, and they have even roped a new recruit, Whitney Hanlon, into the fun! The game is the same every week, but it’s not the score that’s important. The friendships that have been formed over this year have seen every member at the table through ups and downs, happiness and heartache, and even a clubhouse move! “I know we’ve finished our volunteer hours, but can we come in and play dominoes with the guys? We miss them!” asked Heather as soon as CSC reopened in April after relocating. Relationships are at the core of CSC’s mission, and we know the benefits those special connections bring to our members, volunteers, and staff. Did you know?
- The estimated value of volunteer time for 2012 is $22.14 per hour.
- Volunteers at CSC contribute over 3,000 hours of service each year.
- CSC is the 3rd largest volunteer placement for the Junior League of Dallas.
Here we grow…again! We are excited to announce that CSC-NT has opened another satellite office at Texas Health Harris MethodistHospital Alliance, which is located at Golden Triangle Blvd. and I-35W in Ft. Worth, Texas. The new Tarrant County clubhouse is open Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. With the opening of the new clubhouse, also comes the welcoming of the new Tarrant County Program Manager, Cynthia (Cyndy) Cervantes. Cyndy comes to CSC-NT from the field of foster care services, and most recently was the Director of Social Services for a large foster care agency. She is no stranger to CSC-NT, as she completed an internship back in 2009. Come visit the Tarrant County clubhouse and give her a warm welcome! [caption id="attachment_1394" align="alignleft" width="150"] Cyndy Cervantes[/caption] CSC’s same comprehensive program of support for persons impacted by cancer will be offered at the Tarrant County location, including support groups, educational presentations, wellness workshops, and social activities. Stay tuned for more details! While the phone number is pending at this location, you can call 214-345-8230 for more information.]]>
Our 3rd annual ONE RUN will be held September 28th, 2013 at Reverchon Park in Dallas. The event begins with registration at 7 am, and includes a 1K walk, a 5K walk, and a 5K fun run along the Katy Trail, followed by a post-run celebration featuring food, family fun activities, and a high-energy performance by VOCAL TRASH. This year’s honorary chair is Marty Turco, former Dallas Stars goaltender – “the smartest goaltender in the NHL“. To sign up or for more information go to OneRunTexas.org.]]>
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We have officially moved into our new (temporary) space on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. While not everything has found a home yet, we have made tremendous progress in just two short weeks. Our group rooms are set up and regular activities have begun. Please note that while our physical address is listed as 8194 Walnut Hill this will not bring you directly to our building. Please use location on Google maps for driving directions or use the map found here. As always we are here to help you so please call 214-345-8230 (our new Dallas phone #) or email us. Here are a few pics of our new location. We are all enjoying the beautiful creek area behind the building and hope our members will also.