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Cancer Hope Network Celebrates Cancer Survivor Month

June 14, 2022

As an organization built and grown by dedicated cancer survivor volunteers, celebrating Cancer Survivor Month is part of CHN’s DNA. Survivors are part of our everyday – from newly diagnosed survivors beginning treatment to long term survivors they’re connecting with.

Advocate Discusses Types of Support for End-Stage Cancer Available for Patients and Their Loved Ones

April 11, 2022

As part of its Speaking Out video series, CURE spoke with Sarah Miretti Cassidy, from Cancer Hope Network, about seeking support for patients who may be nearing end of life, as well as support for family and friends after a loved one has passed.

Keeping Your Foot Out of Your Mouth When a Loved One Is Facing Cancer

November 04, 2021

While initial training starts the Support Volunteer journey, continuing education plays a key role in providing high-quality peer support for patient and caregiver clients. Our Hope Check: Volunteer Roundtables focus on critical topics and needs of the oncology community. Today, we share wisdom from a recent Rounds conversation.

Art as Therapy After a Cancer Diagnosis

October 30, 2021

“In addition to providing a relaxing escape against the backdrop of treatment anxiety and fear for the future, creating art may help you understand the myriad of emotions that can go along with a diagnosis of cancer. Emotions that are often difficult to express in words.” - Lynne Eldridge, MD

Cancer Hope Network Celebrates 40 Years of Service; Honors Co-Founders Diane Paul, RN, MS and Kris Luka, RN, BS

October 25, 2021

In 1980, there were no social service agencies or nonprofits providing one-on-one peer support for cancer patients. Since those early days, the organization has provided support for more than 50,000 patients, caregivers, and survivors in search of hope.

Communication Remains an Important Tool for Cancer Caregivers

May 01, 2020

Cancer caregivers can already feel isolated and lonely, and with the COVID-19 Pandemic forcing people to stay home it can get worse. But good communication can help create a sense of community and allow caregivers to feel less lonely.