Monthly Archives: September 2012

A look at My Cancer Manager: CSC’s app for iPhone

It seems like there’s an app for everything these days—including one to help manage living with cancer. My Cancer Manager is the Cancer Support Community’s newly updated iPhone app that tracks your emotional, social, and physical concerns over time and … Continue reading

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Why I joined the Cancer Support Community’s Young Leadership Council

This fall, members of our Young Leadership Council (YLC) will share their stories in a guest blogger series leading up to the YLC’s signature event, the Red Ball. The YLC is a group of young professionals who are advancing the … Continue reading

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Current best practices in Distress Screening

Earlier this month, a group of oncology social workers joined me at the Research and Training Institute in Philadelphia to attend a training workshop addressing the current best practices in distress screening.  This esteemed group of thirty represented the Social … Continue reading

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Living with Myelofibrosis

Today is Myelofibrosis Awareness Day, but what is Myelofibrosis, anyway? Myelofibrosis (MF) is considered to be a rare form of blood cancer, and a chronic, progressive disease. “Fibrosis” indicates scarring within bone marrow, which results in an interference to blood … Continue reading

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Living healthy with cancer

by Hannah Leatherbury, Education Contributor Yesterday, I met a woman who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 36. The disease ran in her family, but she never thought it would happen to her, and certainly not at her age. … Continue reading

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