February 23, 2012
People in treatment for multiple myeloma may be eligible to receive grants to help with treatment-related transportation costs through CancerCare’s “Door to Door” program. The grants can be used for expenses such as gasoline, parking and tolls, and taxi, bus, or train fare to and from medical care.
To apply for a grant, download a financial assistance application from our website or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).
Experts in the treatment of multiple myeloma recently answered listeners’ questions during our Connect Education Workshop, “Update from the 2011 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.” Listen to the workshop.
You can also register for our upcoming workshop, “Progress in the Treatment of multiple Myeloma,” taking place May 23, 2012.
Learn more about how CancerCare helps people affected by multiple myeloma.
CancerCare will honor Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company at tonight’s 29th Annual Partnerships in Hope Awards Dinner for its generous funding of the “Door to Door” program and other CancerCare services that help people affected by multiple myeloma. Celebrated Actress and longtime CancerCare advocate S. Epatha Merkerson will serve as host.
December 29, 2011
New treatment therapies and promising results from a variety of clinical trials over this year are giving new hope to people affected by cancer. Showcased at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), held this past June in Chicago, these advances and breakthroughs in cancer treatments were especially encouraging for people with melanoma, breast cancer, lung cancer and numerous other diagnoses which have been difficult to treat.
CancerCare has compiled these most promising findings in its new booklet, Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments: Highlights from ASCO 2011, available online now. You can also order your free copies from our publications page.
November 23, 2011
CancerCare’s newest Connect Booklet, Managing Oral Mucositis, is now available.
The term “oral mucositis” refers to mouth sores caused by irritation of the mucosa, soft tissues that cover the tongue and inside of the mouth. Our new booklet offers tips on controlling mouth pain and managing this side effect of some cancer treatments.
Read the booklet or order free copies.
Our new e-booklet, Advances in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma, is now live on www.cancercare.org. The e-booklet describes the different treatment options for multiple myeloma, and offers tips on coping with the emotional and practical challenges of a multiple myeloma diagnosis.
Read the e-booklet.
Like all of CancerCare’s services, our publications are available to you completely free of charge. View all of CancerCare’s in-stock publications.
April 26, 2011
CancerCare recently added eight new publications to its reading room of Connect booklets and fact sheets, all of which can be ordered free of charge from our online order form:
Three of these new publications are in Spanish:
Stay up-to-date on new publications by signing up for CancerCare E-News, CancerCare‘s free monthly email newsletter.
February 10, 2011
Three new CancerCare fact sheets are available for people coping with multiple myeloma.
Coping with Multiple Myeloma offers tips for managing multiple myeloma so that patients can feel more in control of their diagnosis.
Multiple Myeloma: Finding Resources and Support provides information on local and national resources that are available for people coping with multiple myeloma.
Multiple Myeloma: Making the Most of Medical Appointments explores ways to improve communication with your health care team.
These fact sheets can be ordered free of charge from CancerCare’s online order form. Our newest Connect® Booklet, Advances in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma, is also available to order through the form.
Learn more about CancerCare’s resources for people coping with multiple myeloma, including our “Door to Door” program that provides individual grants of up to $600 annually to multiple myeloma patients for covering transportation costs such as gasoline, parking and tolls, and taxi, bus or train fare to and from their medical care.
December 6, 2010
At the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) held this past weekend in Orlando, FL, researchers discussed promising new treatment options for multiple myeloma and several forms of lymphoma and leukemia, as well as the importance of stem cell transplantation.
Leading experts will present information from the conference and answer questions live during two upcoming CancerCare Connect Education Workshops:
- Update on Lymphoma Treatment on December 15, 2010
- The Latest Developments in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) on January 13, 2011
Register for a workshop.
Lean more about CancerCare’s free, professional support services for people affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
November 2, 2010
The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) has launched a new online resource for people affected by blood cancers, especially those who are exploring or have undergone blood or marrow transplantation.
ExploreBMT is a comprehensive, easy-to-search website that provides information about treatment options, financial assistance and insurance issues, and referrals to organizations that provide physical and emotional support from diagnosis to survivorship.
Visit www.explorebmt.org to learn more.
CancerCare offers free, professional support services for people affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
December 14, 2009
The ancient Japanese tradition of senbazuru promises that a person who folds 1000 origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness.
Boston-based Millennium Pharmaceuticals, owned by the Japanese pharmaceutical, The Takeda Company, recently launched a website honoring the senbazuru tradition, where people facing cancer–patients, caregivers, loved ones–can express their hopes and wishes for the New Year. Each message of hope posted at the site is represented by a bird-shaped paper figurine.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals is a funder of CancerCare’s Door to Door program, which provides financial assistance to cover transportation costs for people undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma.
Leave your wish at 1000 Cranes of Hope.com (the site is free but log-in registration is required). For every wish left at the site, Millennium will make a donation to a healthcare-related charity.
July 20, 2009
Are you (or someone you know) being treated for multiple myeloma? If so, you may qualify for a new financial assistance program from CancerCare that helps defray the cost of getting to and from your medical care appointments. Called “Door to Door,” the new program offers grants of up to $600 annually to multiple myeloma patients to cover transportation costs such as gasoline, tolls and parking, and taxi, bus and cab fare.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow. About 20,000 people are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year in the U.S. Advances in the treatment of this cancer have dramatically increased patients’ life expectancy–an estimated 60,000 people in the U.S. are now living with multiple myeloma–and consequently lengthened the duration of treatment, which often is given several times a week over many months.
Particularly for patients on a fixed income, these travel expenses add up and create a financial burden that may prevent them from keeping up with their health care, notes CancerCare Exeuctive Director Diane Blum. “The Door to Door program will provide much-needed relief to this patient population.”
For more information, call 800-813-HOPE (4673) or visit www.cancercare.org.