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The First Annual Harold H. Benjamin Award goes to…

Bill Quigg! Bill Quigg has been involved with Cancer Support Community for almost as long as we have been open and remains a faithful Outreach Ambassador and Donor. He received the First Harold H. Benjamin Integrity in Leadership Award in honor of our Founder Harold...

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2018 Porch Party Press Release

Media Contact: McKenzie Simmons Cancer Support Community Arizona 602-712-1006 msimmons@cscaz.org     For Immediate Release 15th Annual Porch Party Launches Cancer Support Community Arizona into 2018!   PHOENIX, Ariz. (Wednesday, April 25, 2018) – 250 guests gathered...

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What I Wish I Knew: Advice From Cancer Patients

The first time you do anything, seeking advice from someone with experience helps. Cancer is no different. Hearing from someone who has gone through treatment may provide hope, and answer questions only someone who has been diagnosed would be able to answer. When...

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CTCA Opens Two New Outpatient Care Centers in the Valley

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has opened two new Outpatient Care Centers in the Valley, giving more patients more access to the same personalized, whole-person care with a team of medical experts who focus only on cancer. As of April 1, 2018, CTCA is also a...

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Seven Questions You Should Ask Before a Colonoscopy

Getting any type of medical procedure can make you nervous, which is why you should know all the answers to your questions before you go. But what if you don’t know which questions to ask? Many cancer patients will be asked to get a colonoscopy as a preventative...

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Immune System + Cancer = Complicated

“We have an immune system that is designed to recognize native and non-native cells that can harm us. The problem is, it doesn’t always work. Other times, it works against us,” says Stephen Lynch, MD, Primary Care and Intake Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of...

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Dale’s Journey of Strength and Community

This month we recognize Dale and her story as an Ovarian Cancer survivor but also her role as a Cancer Support Community Arizona volunteer.  The journey from diagnosis to survivorship and beyond can be filled with difficulty, frustration and pain, no matter what stage...

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5 Things to Know Before You’re Discharged

If you’ve spend several days overnight in a hospital, getting the go-ahead from your medical team may come with excitement to go home coupled with the concern of not having your medical team readily available. So what can patients do to ease their minds before heading...

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Could the Stress from a Cancer Diagnosis Amount to PTSD?

A cancer diagnosis is certainly life-changing for anyone. As with any life-changing event, you may experience stress and anxiety, but could all those feelings from a cancer diagnosis eventually amount to the levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? For some...

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New Surgical Approach May Speed Recovery for Patients

One of the most common questions when a patient is told they may need to undergo surgery is, “How quickly will I be back on my feet and back to my normal activities?” After many surgeries, patients are encouraged to stay away from regular activity for some time after...

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Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. In honor of the survivors, family, and friends impacted by Multiple Myeloma, we embrace the opportunity to draw attention to this challenging journey, share knowledge and words of hope and wisdom from our...

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Passion Behind the Practice

Passion may have many definitions. So how it it defined by doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America? For some, it’s a personal story that lead them down their path. For others, it’s the simple human concept of compassion. For all – their passion impacts the way...

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Clinical Trials: What Are They and Who Qualifies?

Cancer patients may have many treatment options, but for some, traditional treatments may not be effective. What’s next? Clinical trials may be the answer. Doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America say clinical trials are a way to find the next innovative...

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Getting Back Her Femininity: Body Image After Breast Cancer

Beating a cancer diagnosis may seem like the end of that journey, but that’s not exactly the case. As breast cancer survivor Wendy Waller explains it, “the aftereffects stay with you a long time, I feel like my journey is not complete yet.” Dr. Randall Craft, Plastic...

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Yoga Sleep Study

We've always known that saying active helps our members get and stay healthy. Those on their cancer journey often report stress and anxiety along with their known side effects of treatment. With our Yoga classes every Tuesday, participants have a chance to take part...

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Cancer Isn’t Easy; Integrative Care Can Help

Fighting cancer can take a lot out of patients, but they may not initially realize how much the side effects of traditional treatment can impact their treatment plan. What if there was a place where traditional treatments were combined with helping patients with those...

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Jordan’s story of empowerment and survivorship

This month we recognize Jordan and his battle against Brain Cancer.  The journey from diagnosis to survivorship and beyond can be filled with difficulty, frustration and pain, no matter what stage of a cancer diagnosis, but with the help of Cancer Support Community...

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CATHY’S STORY OF TRIUMPH IN THE FACE OF BREAST CANCER

“Cancer is 15% medical and 85% deciding how you deal with it.” This month, like every October, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For us, it is a time to reflect on how breast cancer has impacted the lives of women, men, and their loved ones. The journey from...

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CSCAZ Statement on Komen Closure

With the announcement that the Susan G. Komen Arizona office will close next month after 24 years, Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) shares the concern of our local community.  At a time when many in the cancer community are feeling devastated by the loss of...

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Give hope – Get $800

"The mission of Cancer Support Community - Arizona is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community." - Debbie DiCarlo, Executive Director. Programs that Enrich and Save Lives Every day, we...

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Peace, love and JOY!! (part 2)

Meet Joy - Outreach Coordinator, Clay Class Facilitator Joy has been married to a wonderful man for 37 years and loves her three grown sons. In Canada, Joy was a paralegal for a criminal lawyer for 10 years. Joy and her family moved to Arizona in 1993 from Calgary,...

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Peace, Love & JOY!

Meet Joy Kiviat our Zumba® Instructor Joy is lifelong exerciser. She has always taught and participated in activities such as aerobics, martial arts, cardio kickboxing and so much more! This high energy, endorphin loving lady has brought so much to Cancer Support...

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Meet Maggie Hess- Development Intern

Hi all! My name is Maggie Hess. I recently turned 22 years old and am currently doing an internship with Cancer Support Community Arizona! I moved out to Arizona from New Jersey about a year and a half ago. My cousin recruited me to go to Wilkes University in Mesa;...

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