Health After Cancer Treatment Cancer Support Community
Work with your health care team to address underlying sources of insomnia, such as pain, anxiety or medication. Develop a sleep routine. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Start a bedtime ritual, such as reading or taking a bath, to signal to …
Actived: 6 days ago
Emotional Health & Well-being Cancer Support …
Health Care Team - They can help you manage side effects, address your concerns and direct you to available community resources. Don’t hesitate to talk to them. Don’t hesitate to talk to them. Cancer Support Groups - Support groups bring together people who have cancer so that they can help each other through the experience.
Barriers and Opportunities: Health Equity in the COVID-19
Over one year since COVID-19 was first declared a public health emergency, the pandemic continues to pose increased risks and burdens on cancer patients and survivors and has illuminated the longstanding disparities in our health care system. Read on to learn more about what can be done to improve health equity in the COVID-19 response.
Cancer Support Helpline Cancer Support Community
She is a navigator for the cancer Support Helpline. Karen has been a social worker for the past 16 years and graduated from Howard University School of Social Work in Washington, D.C. She has worked in various medical and behavioral health settings addressing the needs of individuals and families coping with trauma and grief/loss concerns.
Health Insurance for Cancer Patients Cancer Support
Many health insurance companies offer insurance case managers to assist insured individuals diagnosed with cancer. These trained individuals (often registered nurses or licensed social workers) will follow your case closely, helping to coordinate care and insurance benefits. Contact your insurance company to ask if they will assign you a case
Bone Health Cancer Support Community
Exercise for Bone Health. Exercise is a key part of a healthy lifestyle that helps maintain bone density. Exercise: Improves balance, which makes you less likely to fall; Lowers your risk of heart disease and blood clots; Can help you maintain a healthy weight. This helps reduce your risk of having your cancer come back (recur).
CSC at Prisma Health Cancer Institute Cancer Support
Services. Information, Resources, and Referral. 34.817717, -82.411134. Get directions. Cancer Support Community at the Cancer Institute at Prisma Health provides social and emotional support to individuals from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Established in 2012, CSC at the Cancer Institute offers a multitude of monthly
Health Care Reform: What's Next Cancer Support Community
The health care marketplace, where individuals can purchase health insurance coverage, is the foundation of the ACA. The marketplace will be open for new enrollees to purchase insurance, or current enrollees to make changes to their coverage, beginning November 1, 2017 and ending December 15, 2017.
Biomarker Testing for Cancer Cancer Support Community
Biomarker testing helps your cancer care team match targeted therapy or immunotherapy drugs to the specific subtype of cancer you have. Your doctor will collect a sample of your blood, bodily fluid, or tumor tissue. A tissue sample may be taken during a surgery or …
Health Equity Cancer Support Community
The Role of Telehealth and Tele-Mental Health Services in Advancing Health Equity. As the use of telehealth and tele-mental health services continued to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic, disparities in access and usage also were exposed. Read on to learn more about the role of telehealth in supporting health equity.
Access to Care in Cancer Cancer Support Community
Access to Care in Cancer: Barriers and Challenges High-quality cancer care depends on the ability to secure, travel to and pay for needed diagnostics, treatments, and support services. In 2016, the Cancer Support Community gathered information on individual experiences accessing care in order to understand barriers to care and better advocate for and support patient needs.
Your Cancer Care Team Cancer Support Community
Home health aide: An aide can help you move around or with bathing. She or he may also cook or do some household chores. Hospice care providers: These individuals provide specialized care to meet the needs of people who have terminal or end-stage cancer. This type of care focuses on providing physical comfort, reducing pain, and giving
Spotlight on Health Equity Cancer Support Community
Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. This month, for National Minority Health Month, we are spotlighting health equity in cancer care. Read on to learn more about this important topic from Eucharia Borden, CSC’s Senior Director of Health Equity and Clinical Services.
Addressing and Overcoming Health Inequities Cancer
Addressing and Overcoming Health Inequities. June 15, 2020. Rachel. We are facing extremely challenging times in our country due to the many layers of crisis and strife affecting our families, our communities and our nation. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, as well as COVID-19 disproportionately affecting
Cancer Insurance Checklist Cancer Support Community
Making Sense of the Health Insurance Options The Cancer Support Community has participated in a unique partnership of 18 cancer and advocacy organizations to develop the Cancer Insurance Checklist. The Checklist is designed to provide guidance on the issues that you as a person with cancer, with a history of cancer, or with a high risk for
Employment and Cancer Cancer Support Community
Employment and Cancer For some, treatment requires frequent or lengthy hospital visits or stays. Your health care team may be able to offer advice on the likelihood of your treatment affecting your ability to work, so it is important to talk with them about what you do in your job, as well as your priorities. A cancer diagnosis does not mean that there will be a need to work less or leave your
The Role of Telehealth and Tele-Mental Health Services in
Telehealth and tele-mental health services are medical care and mental health services that are provided to patients from their doctors over a computer, smartphone, tablet, or via the telephone. Use of these services experienced a rapid growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beyond Treatment Cancer Support Community
Health care providers following cancer survivors should be aware of the late effects they may be at risk for because of how old they were when they were diagnosed with cancer, the type of cancer they had, and the type of treatments they received. Although some problems may be unavoidable, others can be prevented or minimized with routine health
What is the Federal Government Doing to Help People
Additional Health-Related Provisions. The American Rescue plan includes other health-related provisions aimed toward decreasing the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic such as: Funding to support community health centers, nursing home infection control, and services that support care for disabled and elderly individuals in their homes.
Exercise for Wellness Cancer Support Community
Exercise is a powerful tool that can help you take control of your physical and mental health. An exercise program tailored to your level of energy and ability can help you: Keep or improve your physical abilities. Improve balance and lower risk of falls or broken bones. Improve blood flow and lower risk of blood clots.
Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Cancer Support Community
42.970323, -85.712457. Get directions. Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is a vibrant free emotional health support community of children, adults, families and friends on any kind of cancer journey. Our comprehensive program, currently serves thousands individuals each year at its clubhouses in Grand Rapids and Lowell, Michigan, as well as in various
Cancer Treatment Cancer Support Community
The first critical step to managing your cancer treatment is making the decision to empower yourself. At Cancer Support Community, “empower yourself” is a phrase we use to describe the ongoing process of making a personal effort to become educated about your cancer diagnosis, your cancer treatment, your health care team, and ways to improve your overall wellbeing.
Diet & Nutrition for Cancer Survivors Cancer Support
A Plan For Better Health. Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan. Being a cancer survivor can be overwhelming because for the first time in a long time, you can take charge of your health. It is time for you to take back control. A healthy lifestyle that includes nutritious foods and physical activity is a great way to take control of your health.
Clinical Pathways in Cancer Care Cancer Support Community
A clinical pathway is a plan of care the health care team is encouraged to follow when making treatment recommendations. Most clinical pathways are based on the results of clinical research and are therefore evidence-based treatment recommendations.
Administration’s New Rule Could Put Patients’ Health
Back in January, the Trump Administration proposed a new rule that would expand the availability of Association Health Plans (AHPs) that are exempt from regulations like the 10 essential health benefits (EHBs) set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). This week, the Trump Administration released a finalized policy to allow loosely affiliated business to band
Breast Cancer Treatment Options and Side Effects Cancer
Treatment options for breast cancer depend on the cancer stage, cell type, and the person’s age and general health. Treatments include: Surgery. Surgery is the most common treatment for breast cancer. As with other types of surgery, side effects include pain or discomfort, risk of infection and some mobility restrictions right after surgery.
Access to Care in Cancer 2016: Health Insurance Coverage
The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gave millions of Americans access to health insurance coverage through the opening of the Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility. Especially important to people with cancer, the ACA eliminated annual and lifetime caps and limits on pre-existing conditions.
Tribal and Health Leaders Mark Major Advancement in Cancer
Leaders of the Navajo Nation, the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC), and the Cancer Support Community (CSC) joined Dr. Jill Biden on the Navajo Nation in marking a milestone moment: the opening of the first full-time cancer care center on …
New Guidelines Recommend Colorectal Cancer Screening Start
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that private health insurers must cover preventive services—without patient cost-sharing—that have a grade A or B recommendation from the USPSTF. A grade A or B indicates that the USPSTF strongly recommends or recommends that clinicians provide a service to eligible patients (USPSTF, 2021).
Cancer Transitions Cancer Support Community
Cancer survivors nationwide have expressed the need for more encouragement and support with nutrition, exercise, emotional health, and medical management: the primary issues discussed in each session of this program.Participants meet for a 2 ½ hour session each week for six (6) consecutive weeks. Expert presentations, group discussion, and an emphasis on setting and achieving active …
Pride Month: Addressing and Overcoming Health Disparities
Whitman-Walker Health, a leading nonprofit community health center in Washington, D.C., is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. As a Health Care Partner, Whitman-Walker utilizes CSC’s social and emotional support programs. Whitman-Walker assures that people can be themselves at their organization.
Step Therapy: What Patients Need to Know Cancer Support
One of the major themes dominating health care discussions today is that health care costs in the United States are proving unsustainable. Practices known as utilization management (UM) are one of the ways by which health care costs have been addressed. As part of the Forum on Utilization Management, the Cancer Policy Institute (CPI) is releasing a series of blogs aimed at educating …
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Support Community
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is one of the most common cancers in the United States. It accounts for about 4 percent of all cancer cases. More than 95 percent of cases occur in adults, but certain types are common among children. NHL is the name of a group of blood cancers that develop in the white blood cells (leukocytes).
Bone Cancer Cancer Support Community
Bone cancer is the result of metastasis - meaning, a cancer from elsewhere has migrated to the bone. These cancers show the original cancerous cells and not those associated with bone cancer. In these cases, the cancer is treated by following the original course of treatment for the initial tumor.
Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer Cancer Support
The Internet offers lots of information on clinical trials but only your health care team will know if there is a possible trial for you. Each trial has specific guidelines and eligibility criteria, as well as exclusions based on prior treatments, overall health, and stage of your disease.
What you Need to Know About 2021 Open Enrollment Cancer
The open enrollment period is a window of time from November 1 to December 15, 2020 when consumers can purchase health care insurance plans on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Plans sold during this period will begin on January 1, 2021 and coverage will end on December 31, 2021. After December 15, you will be eligible to enroll in 2021
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Talk Risk Factors
Know Your Health History. About 1 in 3 people who develop colorectal cancer have a family history of the disease (American Cancer Society, n.d.). Knowing your family and personal health history and sharing that information with your doctor can help lower your risk.
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Cancer Support Community
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) are blood cancers that occur when the body makes too many white or red blood cells, or platelets. This overproduction of blood cells in the bone marrow can create problems for blood flow and lead to various symptoms. MPNs were called Myeloproliferative Diseases until 2008 when the World Health Organization
Cancer Survivorship Cancer Support Community
Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment: This six-week Cancer Support Community program is designed to help you understand and take charge of your life after treatment in a way that promotes long-term health. It is offered at hospitals and clinics around the country.
Esophageal Cancer Cancer Support Community
The esophagus is the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. The wall of the esophagus is made up of several layers of tissue, including mucous membrane, muscle, and connective tissue. Esophageal cancer starts at the inside lining of the esophagus and spreads outward through the other layers as it grows.
Social Security Disability Benefits and Cancer Cancer
The easiest way to apply for disability benefits is online on the SSA’s website. If you’d prefer to apply in person, you can do so at your closest Social Security office. You can make an appointment by calling the SSA toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. Regardless of how you apply, be sure to fill out your paperwork as carefully as possible.
Side Effects Management of Endometrial Cancer Cancer
Common side effects of PD-1 (checkpoint) inhibitors include fatigue, rash, itching and diarrhea. In rare instances, side effects can be severe. If you are on immunotherapy, it is important to let your health care team know of any change in how you are feeling. Learn more about immunotherapy and its side effects.
How Costly is Depression for Cancer Patients
A recent study conducted by Mausbach et al. entitled “Healthcare Costs of Depression in Patients Diagnosed with Cancer” found that cancer patients with depression had total annual health care charges that were 113 percent higher than non-depressed cancer patients. For example, patients with depression had estimated average charges of $235,337 in comparison to the average charges of non
Clinical Trials for Cancer Cancer Support Community
Before any drug is used with human beings, there is a great amount of work done in the laboratory to know how the drug works and understand the likely side effects. This is called preclinical work. Once this is done, doctors, researchers, nurses and other health care team members are ready to work together with patients in a clinical trial.
Eating Well with Head & Neck Cancer Cancer Support Community
Sharing the journal with your health care team will help them to manage your treatment and recommend the healthiest diet for you.Food and Symptom Journal. Getting a Feeding Tube. If you have problems swallowing or have lost a lot of weight, your health care team may recommend a feeding tube (otherwise known as enteral nutrition support or a PEG
Major Advancement in Cancer Care for Native Americans
The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. TCRHCC contracts with the federal government to provide health care to Navajo, Hopi, and San Juan Southern Paiute patients on the Navajo Nation. The culturally-adapted cancer care center at TCRHCC will provide oncology services to the Navajo and