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Major gifts add to cancer treatment options in the Kansas City area

The $6 million, 17,000-square-foot Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center on Hospital Hill was made possible by a $2.3 million gift from the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation plus other philanthropic support. It is named for Richard and Annette Bloch, shown in a 2002 file photo.

February 26, 2014 by Diane Stafford
The Kansas City Star

The new Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center has opened at Truman Medical Centers.

FREE Webinar

 

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FREE Patient Webinar

Wednesday, October 16 8:00PM-9:00PM EDT

Topic – Peripheral Neuropathy: Will it ever go away? Problems, Causes, Solutions

Click this link for more information and to reserve your Webinar seat!!

 

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/448960216?target=registration.jsp&eventid=610021&sessionid=1&key=C18288E3CDE8C11961F9595A5FE82D0A&sourcepage=register&utm_source=October+2013+webinars+alert&utm_campaign=CRCWebinar&utm_medium=email

Cancer Insurance Checklist

pdf-homeFrom the Cancer Support Community, the Cancer Insurance Checklist is a valuable tool. It is designed to help you when shopping for insurance on your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange if you have cancer, a history of cancer, or are at risk for cancer. Click below to get the checklist:

http://www.cancerinsurancechecklist.org/

Patient Advocate Foundation

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Financial assistance to those who qualify. The Patient Advocate Foundation working through the Komen Treatment Assistance Program Financial Aid Fund is offering a one-time grant of $300 to financially and medically qualified patients to cover expenses for lymphedema care and supplies, durable medical equipment, transportation costs associated with getting to and from treatment, prosthesis and wigs, or childcare and/or eldercare necessitated by treatment.

To apply, patients should call the Financial Aid Fund division of PAF at (855) 824-7941. Additional details of this program can be found in the press release text below or at
www.patientadvocate.org/gethelp.

Detecting breast cancer: 3-D screening reduces recall rates

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Please read article below to learn more about mammography and the benefits of 3-D screening!

http://news.yale.edu/2013/07/30/detecting-breast-cancer-3-d-screening-reduces-recall-rates

Fatigue: Defend Against Drain on Your Energy

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This article from Patient Resource Guide is valuable information for patients and their caregivers.

It provides a good comparison of normal, everyday, tiredness and cancer treatment induced fatigue. It is essential to understand the differences.

 

http://www.patientresource.com/Fatigue.aspx?utm_source=080113&utm_campaign=NL+080113&utm_medium=email

 

Finding a Clinical Trial Just Got Easier (Curetoday.com)

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cure_001Read this important article on a very helpful website to find clinical trails!

Article By Cure Today

http://curetoday.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/article.show/id/2/article_id/2139

American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention

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Let’s do everything we can to keep cancer AWAY! This is a very informative article courtesy of American Cancer Society on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention. Are you following some of these potentially life-saving tips?

Click on link to read the article:

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002577-pdf.pdf

 

Considerations / Training Guide Before Becoming an Autologous Outpatient Stem Cell Transplant Caregiver

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DISCIPLINE:

  • The caregiver must be free from any illness or allergy.
  • Clean hands are a must at all times while around the patient.
  • When the patient wants to talk, be positive and supportive Continue Reading…

2013 CANCER SURVIVOR DAY RALLY- KANSAS CITY!

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Come to the 28th annual Kansas City observance of National Cancer Survivors Day 2013! NUTRITION & SURVIVORSHIP.

Floriene Lieberman, 2013 winner, Richard A. Bloch Cancer Survivorship Award

12 noon to 2 PM Sunday, June 2
Bloch Cancer Survivors Park
48th & Roanoke, West of the Plaza Continue Reading…

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