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Video Podcast: "What Do I Do if I Have Cancer?"
Join us on October 15th for this very special episode.
What Do I Do if I Have Cancer?
A diagnosis of cancer is always overwhelming and emotional. Thoughts of shock, fear, denial, helplessness and hopelessness may be among them – but you are not alone. As you take your journey from diagnosis to treatment, having a strong support network is so important. In this episode of the Health Matters at Work® podcast series, host Jerry Franz is joined by three individuals who share stories of their cancer diagnosis and personal experience. Roberta Carlin is a two-time cancer survivor, first appendix cancer and then breast cancer. Dr. Laura Porter is a Stage IV colon cancer survivor, who was first diagnosed during her medical residency. Tom Bognanno is a current cancer patient who at the time of recording was just beginning his fight against prostate cancer. All three of these amazing individuals are sending a message of hope, strength and survival to those who need it.
Click here on or after October 15th to learn where Roberta, Laura and Tom turned for information, support and hope after their cancer diagnosis.
About Colon Cancer Alliance
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is the oldest and largest national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, the CCA provides hope and support to patients and their families, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across the United States.
CCA's Guiding Principles are to:
· Provide patient support through a supportive community of peers and experts. They also offer a variety of disease management services to help patients and their loved ones cope with the tragedy of this disease.
· Offer educational resources including the best and most up-to-date information available about treatments and clinical trials devoted to colorectal cancer. They also work to educate the public and remove financial, medical and psychological barriers that hinder early detection.
· Work with other organizations to increase federal, state and private funding for research of all cancers, particularly that which will be devoted to finding more effective treatments and a cure for colorectal cancer.
· Help ensure that all departments of government and those who affect policy are made aware of the needs of the colorectal cancer community.
About Community Health Charities
Community Health Charities of America (CHCA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing health and wellness in the workplace through a three-tiered program:
· Health & Wellness: The Health Matters at Work® program (www.healthmattersatwork.org) provides ongoing health education and resources for employees of the companies participating in CHCA workplace fundraising, including monthly e-newsletters, “Lunch & Learn” seminars, podcasts, webinars and health fairs.
· Volunteering: The new Volunteer Matters 365 (www.healthmattersatwork.org/volunteer-matters-365) is a Web-based search tool that offers volunteer opportunities to employees in their own community. CHCA has partnered with VolunteerMatch and its 2,300+ member health charities to make it easier for companies and employees to connect with volunteer opportunities, special events and programs where they live and work.
· Giving: Workplace giving campaigns benefit the nation’s most trusted health charities. CHCA’s Gift4Charity.org is an easy-to-use online donation pledging system that offers employees a simple, effective way of supporting the causes they care about through payroll contributions or a one-time credit card donation.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since its inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. To learn more, please visit www.komen.org.
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