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May 2012
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Focus On

Mind/Body Techniques

Cancer and its treatments can be stressful on the body as well as the mind. Relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, and other mind/body practices can help manage pain, lessen anxiety and worry, and bring a sense of calm.

CancerCare professional oncology social worker Richard Dickens, LCSW recently shared his personal experience using mind/body techniques to cope with cancer in our Connect Education Workshop, Using Mind/Body Techniques to Cope with the Stress of Survivorship.

Learn more about CancerCare’s mind/body resources.

Managing Your Cancer

Helping Children

It’s important to communicate openly with children when a family member has cancer, as children understand cancer differently than adults and teens. CancerCare CEO Helen H. Miller, LCSW offers tips for helping children understand cancer in the latest issue of Oncology Nurse Advisor.

Parents facing cancer will find useful tips in our fact sheet, “Helping Children Understand Cancer: Talking to Your Kids About Your Diagnosis.” Read it online, or order free copies from our website.

CancerCare provides free, professional support services for children who have a parent, sibling or other loved one facing cancer. We also help children who are diagnosed with cancer.

Learn more about our services and resources for families and children.


Awareness Calendar—May is...

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month—view our melanoma and skin cancer resources

National Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 14–18)—view all of our neuropathy resources

Ask CancerCare

´╗┐Our experts address your questions on a specific cancer topic each month. During May, submit your question to our expert about coping with triple negative breast cancer.

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In Your Words

“One of the hardest parts about being a caregiver is to make sure you take care of yourself. I came to CancerCare because it gave me an outlet and time to talk to people who understood...and helped me to voice very honestly what I was feeling.”

—Kathryn, CancerCare caregiver support group member, with husband Jonah. Read more about Kathryn and Jonah on our blog, CopeLink.

Upcoming Events

Slots are still available for runners to join the CancerCare team in the Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K Footrace on Sunday, May 20 in San Francisco, CA. CancerCare is a charity partner in this historic run, now in its 101st year, which attracts world-class athletes alongside costumed runners. Please join our team to raise awareness and funds to benefit CancerCare’s free, professional services for people facing cancer in California and across the US.

For more information on how you can join or support the Zazzle Bay to Breakers CancerCare team, contact Rosemary O’Sullivan, Special Events Coordinator, at rosullivan@cancercare.org.

Upcoming Events

5/5 EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women 2012, Times Square, New York City
5/6 2012 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, New York City
5/16 Festival of Hope Gala, Florham Park, NJ
5/20 Zazzle Bay to Breakers, San Francisco, CA
6/11 Taste for Hope, Garfield, NJ
6/14 CancerCare Annual Spring Gala, The Mandarin Oriental, New York City

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit www.cancercare.org/events.

CancerCare Connect®

Education Workshops

Our free Connect Education Workshops give you the latest cancer information straight from leading experts. You can listen in live by telephone or online and will have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.

Workshop Calendar

5/10 Planning Your Comfort and Care at End of Life
5/11 Update on Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
5/15 Recapturing Joy and Finding Meaning
5/16 I Can't Remember to Take My Pills on Time: Help! (CML Series)
5/17 Overview of Follicular Lymphoma and Current Treatment Options
5/22 Understanding the Role of Personalized Medicine
5/23 Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Register for these workshops online, or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

Missed a Connect Workshop? Listen to past workshops as podcasts through the CancerCare website.

Support CancerCare

Gifts that Give!

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift that gives back? At GiftsThatGive.com, you can find a wide selection of gifts for mom, as well as for kids, men, and the home. And for every $5 you spend, CancerCare will receive $1 (that’s 20% of the purchase price!).

You can also add The Gifts That Give app to your Facebook page to build your own fundraiser for CancerCare—one more fun, easy way for you to get your friends and family involved in supporting our free, professional services for people facing cancer.

And as always, you can help us continue our free, professional support services to anyone facing cancer by making a donation today.

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