Monthly Archives: October 2013

Breast cancer tests more than just physical strength

Breast cancer is much more than just the physical. Breast cancer (and any other type of cancer) can also mean emotional distress, fear and uncertainty about the future, grief and financial stress. A USA Today article published last week explains the emotional toll … Continue reading

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Navigating cancer drug shortages

Drug Shortages continue to affect the health care industry, particularly the cancer community, with the problem expected to worsen this year.  These shortages include antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs used by those currently living with cancer and longer term cancer survivors. According … Continue reading

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There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal — especially one to help a friend!

Have you ever wanted to help a friend living with cancer but weren’t sure how? MealTrain.com SM is a free, easy to use online calendar that allows caregivers and friends to schedule and organize the delivery of home-cooked meals to … Continue reading

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October in Maine: crisp air, autumn leaves–and the Dempsey Challenge!

Last weekend was a great weekend to be outside and enjoy autumn weather—especially in Lewiston, Maine, where the Cancer Support Community and three other nonprofits represented Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer initiative. To raise vital funds for a local organization called … Continue reading

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In recognition of breast cancer awareness month

Each year, 1 in 8 U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 1 in 1000 U.S. men are diagnosed. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to ensure that everyone touched by cancer knows about all of … Continue reading

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