Facilitator Focus: Amy Boylan

Amy Boylan, who facilitates several of the Learn & Support Groups offered by Cancer Support Community Arizona, has had a long and varied career as a social worker and counselor. She’s helped people who were homebound connect with vital community resources;...

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Staff Spotlight: Simon Franco

Not long after he moved to Phoenix from California five years ago, Simon Franco was applying for a job selling mattresses when the person interviewing him did Simon a tremendous kindness - he didn’t hire him for the job. The interviewer said that while Simon was...

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Facilitator Focus: Linda Ruvalcaba

Linda Ruvalcaba, who facilitates the Multiple Myeloma Learn and Support Group, says she first became interested in psychotherapy in junior high. In the space of roughly a year, there was a series of personal and national events that shook her, she said, including the...

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I Am A Survivor

With nearly 17 million people living with and beyond cancer in the United States today, almost everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. Today we are celebrating those survivors - from those who have just started treatment to those who have been in...

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‘Camp Thanks-a-Lot’ Honors Volunteers

‘Camp Thanks-a-Lot’ Honors Volunteers

We couldn’t do it without our volunteers. Cancer Support Community Arizona and Northern Arizona is blessed to have more than 300 people who make all aspects of our work possible. They include the members of our Board of Directors and Board Emeritus; professionals who...

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Delma’s Story

After five days of being in pain, Delma had enough. Her home remedies for the aches weren't working. Her stomach was still bloated and felt as though she had eaten something bad. It was time to visit the doctor. When she was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer, it...

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CSCAZ Launches Emeritus Board

In an effort to honor past board members and benefit from their continued advocacy and support, CSCAZ proudly announces the formation of its Board Emeritus. "We started the Board Emeritus with several goals in mind," said CSCAZ CEO Debbie DiCarlo. "First and foremost,...

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Our CSCAZ Community: YPC Chair Alexandra Anastasio

Alexandra Anastasio is the last of the Young Professionals Council “originals.”  Now 34, she was part of the first group of 20- and 30-somethings recruited to start YPC, which volunteers with CSCAZ and hosts the annual Trivia Night each year.  Among the group,...

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Our CSCAZ Community: Catherine Thompson

A common thread throughout Catherine Thompson’s career has been teaching - no matter where she has worked.  During 30-plus years in the telecom industry, Catherine was a product operations manager, a position that required introducing and training new telephone...

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Cindy Payne on KAFF

Cindy Payne on KAFF

Cindy Payne, Executive Director of Cancer Support Community Northern Arizona, chatted today with Peter Bruce of KAFF in Flagstaff. They chatted about volunteer opportunities at CSCAZ Northern Arizona, upcoming events including the Night of Hope on Jan. 14 and the...

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CSCAZ CEO Debbie DiCarlo Selected for Piper Fellowship

CSCAZ CEO Debbie DiCarlo Selected for Piper Fellowship

From top left clockwise: Sam Alpert, Mary Jane Rynd (Piper Trust president and CEO), Nate Lowrie, Regina Nixon, Karen Jayne, Emily Goble Early, Laura Magruder, Jeri Royce, Debbie DiCarlo, Carmen Heredia.   Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust selected Cancer...

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Debbie DiCarlo Appears on Health Futures Radio Show

CSCAZ CEO Debbie DiCarlo had a wide-ranging conversation with 1510 AM's Bob Roth on the Health Futures radio show during her recent appearance. They discussed the breadth and depth of CSCAZ's services and the importance of early detection of cancer. 

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In-Person Support Services Return in January 2022

We are excited to announce that in-person events and support services will be back in 2022. We will of course continue to offer online support groups, classes and workshops. But beginning January 18, participants have the option of attending in-person as well. Our...

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Become a CSCAZ Ambassador

Cancer Support Community Arizona is looking for Ambassadors to get the word out about our programs for those facing cancer. Take your knowledge of CSCAZ and staff tables or make presentations at hospitals, healthcare facilities or local events. Your help will ensure...

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Meet Diana!

Meet Diana!

Q&A with Diana!Our NEW Cancer Resource Navigator Reason number 152 why I love @CSCArizona. They have amazing staff members!#CSCAZ #cscaz360 #cscarizona Share with us about why you have chosen to serve cancer patients and their families:I'm Dentist from Colombia...

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Meet Caitlin!

Meet Caitlin!

Q&A with Caitlin! Our NEW Administration Coordinator Reason number 152 why I love @CSCArizona. They have amazing staff members!   #CSCAZ #cscaz360 #cscarizona Did you have a connection to Cancer Support Community Arizona before starting your new role?  I...

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What Is Palliative Care?

What Is Palliative Care?

What Is Palliative Care? Palliative care is holistic and inclusive care for patients with any chronic disease. The focus of palliative care is to help the patient and the family manage the effects of the disease, the treatment plan, and/or the side effects related to...

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#LoveisLoveisLoveisLove, A Caregivers Story

#LoveisLoveisLoveisLove, A Caregivers Story

Cancer Support Community Arizona is honored to share Susie’s story from caregiver-to-widow. The journey from diagnosis to survivorship and beyond can be filled with difficulty, frustration and pain, regardless of the stage of a cancer diagnosis. Caregivers are the...

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La Mujer Que Nunca Duerme

La Mujer Que Nunca Duerme

SOLO QUÍTAME EL PECHO Cuando la biopsia de María revelo que tenía cáncer de mama, ella no tuvo tiempo de pensar en la magnitud de su diagnóstico. Su doctor le explicó que necesitaría una cirugía, la cual la podría llevar a otra cirugía y luego a quimioterapias y...

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How Art Changes Your Brain

How Art Changes Your Brain

In July 2014, the Public Library of Science Journal pLoS-one, published evidence that creating art can: 1 Reduce negative emotional response 2 Trigger a relaxation response 3 Promote psychological resiliency 4 Enhance self-awareness 5 Help to develop personal...

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