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Celebrating Social Workers: CancerCare’s Interns Reflect on Their Experience

March 26, 2018

Each academic year, CancerCare welcomes students for a second-year field placement, who have an interest in the field of oncology social work. The internship program offers students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of cancer on a person’s life. As part of National Social Work Month, we asked our current interns what skills they have gained while interning at CancerCare and what their favorite part of interning here was.

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CancerCare Social Workers Discuss Their Work with Children and Teens

March 19, 2018

“Our role is to provide a safe space for children and teens to talk about their feelings and teach them coping strategies that might help during this difficult time”

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CancerCare Social Worker Kathy Nugent Discusses Her Work With People Who Have Lost a Loved One to Cancer

March 12, 2018

March is Social Work Month! This is Part III of our “Celebrating Social Workers” Blog Series. CancerCare’s Director of Regional Programs, Kathy Nugent, LCSW, shares her thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer.

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CancerCare Social Worker William Goeren Discusses His Work With the LGBT Community

March 5, 2018

March is Social Work Month! CancerCare’s Director of Clinical Programs, William Goeren, OSW-C, LCSW-R, shares his thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for LGBT individuals affect by cancer.

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March 3 is Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day

March 2, 2018

Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a breast cancer subtype, which is found in 10-20% of all breast cancer diagnoses each year. The name originates from tumors found in the breast that are estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative. In other words, TNBC tumors do not exhibit any of these three receptors. Although these tumors do not respond to receptor-specific treatments, they are typically responsive to chemotherapy.

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CancerCare Social Worker Sarah Kelly Discusses Her Work With Older Adults

March 1, 2018

March is Social Work Month! This is Part I of our “Celebrating Social Workers” Blog Series. CancerCare’s Clinical Supervisor, Sarah Kelly, LCSW, shares her thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for older adults affected by cancer.

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For Mildre Gonzalez, “The Secret to Happiness is Helping Others”

December 13, 2017

For the past three years, Mildre Gonzalez, of Norwalk, Conn., has played a vital role in educating the Latino community in Connecticut about cancer. As CancerCare’s Latino Outreach Worker, Mildre travels throughout the state to host workshops, provide wigs and prostheses to people undergoing cancer treatment, and spread the word about CancerCare’s free services.

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Shining a Spotlight on Cancer Caregivers

November 15, 2017

November is National Family Caregivers Month! CancerCare’s Caregiver Program Coordinator, Carly O'Brien, OSW-C, LCSW, shares her thoughts on the important role of caregivers.

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Seeking Support for Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 10, 2017

Stacy Lewis discusses the unique challenges of a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, offers tips for finding support and describes how CancerCare’s services can help.

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Why Stephanie Supports CancerCare’s Walk/Run for Hope

September 5, 2017

When Stephanie’s best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, CancerCare’s counseling services provided both women with support. Now, Stephanie is giving back at CancerCare’s Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope.

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