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A professor recently told me that he instantly became 50% stupider when his doctor told him that he had cancer. He said that his own research in his field of study is careful and thoughtful. When he learned that he had cancer, the “careful part” of his brain shut down. Rather than thinking logically about
Our friends in the Ithaca College Department of Physical Therapy have created a terrific brochure entitled, “Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship.” It’s evidence-based and practical. And it features Barbara Lang on the cover!
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In the cancer world, patients often differ on what they want to hear from their doctors. Here are some examples: Some patients want to know – in detail – the various pros and cons of every treatment option, while other patients just want to know what the doctor thinks is best. Some patients want to
Internationally recognized scientist, poet, and advocate Sandra Steingraber will be presenting on “The environment and cancer: Political engagement by academic scientists.” Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00pm*,146 Stocking Hall*, Cornell University *Note that this seminar is at a different time and place than normal for the series. (Stocking Hall is the home of the Cornell Dairy
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One of the volunteers at the Cancer Resource Center recently said to me, “Every person I meet with cancer is nice.” It’s an interesting observation and one that other volunteers have made as well. I’ve been in the cancer world for more than 20 years and I think it’s generally true. Not because nice people
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I wanted to share some information about my health since it prompted my decision to step aside as CRC’s Executive Director. At heart, I’m a health educator, so it comes naturally for me to talk about these things. What I’m dealing with now is not cancer-related. Instead, it’s a rare condition – much rarer than
‘Flair on Ice’ Ice Skating Show Sunday April 23 from 4-6pm The Rink (1767 E. Shore Dr.) IC Figure Skating Group, Cornell Figure Skating, Cornell Synchro team and other local skaters, will be putting on an amazing performance! Tickets $10/Skater registration $25
Thursday April 27 7pm at Cinemapolis Free Popcorn for the first 50 through the door! To purchase advanced tickets ($10), go to the “BUY TICKETS” page at Cinemapolis.org Join our Facebook event: Movie Night
Saturday October 21 10am at Cass Park $25 registration fee Pancake breakfast, live entertainment, prizes, photo booth and more!
One Funny Ithaca Story Chicken BBQ Community Celebration & Multicultural Fashion Show ‘Flair on Ice’ Skating Show Movie Night Walkathon & 5K Run
I spend much of my time helping seriously ill patients navigate the health care system. As a result, I’m constantly talking with patients about their interactions with doctors and other health professionals. Although each encounter is unique, I’m increasingly aware of some universal truths that contribute to good patient-doctor encounters. Not surprisingly, good encounters require
A three-part PBS series (Free & open to the public) The second Sunday of the month on Feb. 12, March 12 and April 9 2-4:30pm in the tv room at Donlon Hall on the Cornell Campus (near the dorms on north campus between Triphammer Rd. & Pleasant Grove)
Check out the exciting opportunities below……. Medical Supplies Coordinator Every now and then, people donate medical supplies to CRC- nutritional supplement, colostomy bags, pumps, etc. We’re looking for someone to organize the redistribution of these supplies to folks who need them. Client Support at Cayuga Medical Center Provides direct assistance to patients and their families/caregivers
Sat, Feb. 11 in the Newman Arena in Bartels Hall. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. Free admission. There will be tons of activities, including a photo booth, face-painting, bounce house, sand art creation station & more! Commemorative t-shirts & raffle tickets will be available for purchase and ALL proceeds benefit CRC. Activities start at 4:30/tip-off
Tickets for BBQ and shirts now on sale at CRC! Saturday April 1, 2017 from Noon-4pm* 161 Cecil Malone Dr, Ithaca $10 (includes chicken, salt potatoes, beans & a roll) (*Must pick up chicken dinner by 5pm) 7:00-11pm The Dean Goble Band Bake sale, cake wheel, baskets to win, 50/50 raffle, and more! Join our
Come support CRC on Saturday, Feb. 4. The women’s game starts at 2pm and the men’s game starts at 4pm at the Ben Light Gymnasium at Ithaca College. All proceeds from ticket sales and raffles go to CRC.
Including a silent auction, musical guests, food, drinks & more! Sunday April 9, 2017 4:00pm at the Kitchen Theatre Join us in celebrating the strength, beauty, and diversity of cancer survivors while creating community support & awareness of the work of CRCFL. To purchase tickets ($25/each): gvgb.co/CommunityCelebration17 Click here to see: Bio’s of our Models, our Silent
People diagnosed with cancer often wonder if they should participate in a clinical trial. When someone asks for my opinion, I begin by saying that clinical trials are essential for the advancement of medicine. For example, one clinical trial found that women with early-stage breast cancer did just as well after a lumpectomy (followed by
We often receive calls from individuals who wish to donate hair that can be made into wigs for people with cancer or other types of hair loss. We’ve pulled together information about some of the best-known organizations that accept donations and some articles that might be of interest. Lather, Rinse, Donate (New York Times) I’ve
I recently spoke with a woman who was stressed because her husband has cancer and he seemed to be in denial over the seriousness of his situation. What was especially upsetting to her was that he didn’t want to address any end of life issues like drafting a will. I’ve been mulling this over ever
Check out our beautiful new brochures! We’re looking for volunteers to help us distribute them to local agencies, town halls, and libraries throughout Tompkins County. If you’re interested, please contact Fran at 277-0960 or email@example.com.
February 24, 2017 Coltivare 235 S. Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Clinical Approaches to Care of the Oncology Patient Students $35 • CMC Employees $45 • All Others $55 Registration is required. Please register online at: http://www.cayugamed.org/CCevent.cfm For more info: Deborah Danko, RN, OCN at firstname.lastname@example.org • (607) 252-3937 This program has been approved for
There are a variety of styles that spouses and other close family members adopt to help a family member with cancer. Here are several negative styles that I’ve observed through the years as well as the style that is most likely to be helpful. Combatants are always looking to pick a fight, often with doctors
You’re initially stunned when you hear the words, “You have cancer.” Your brain freezes and things are a blur for at least a few minutes. A friend recently asked me what went through my mind once the initial numbness began to fade. For me, this was when I had checked out of the doctor’s office
Please join us on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at CRC from 5:30-7pm for a presentation by Sadie Hayes on “Acupuncture and Symptom Management.” Sadie trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Integrative Medicine Service and currently offers acupuncture at Sweet Fern Studios here in Ithaca. This workshop meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and is open to the public (no
From the staff at CRCFL! Bob, Fran, Jyl, Sharon, Monica, Steph and Rocio
The 3rd Annual One Funny Ithaca Story This is one event you do NOT want to miss! Sunday March 19 2:00 – 3:30pm The Space at GreenStar (700 W. Buffalo St.) Learn more and purchase tickets at gvgb.co/funnystory17 Twitter: #funnyithaca
Start your weekend with this fun and energizing activity! WHO: Open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and caregivers. WHEN: Saturdays, Feb. 18 through March 25, 2017 TIME: 9:45-10:45 am PLACE: Island Health & Fitness pool INSTRUCTOR: Judy Urban FEE: $30** for the 6-week session (not pro-rated for each class) – FREE for
The first few months of living with cancer are weird. What seems especially unsettling is that life goes on normally around you, but YOU HAVE CANCER. Your life is suddenly different but everyone else is carrying on like they always do. This sensation is even more intense during the holiday season. There are traditions and
Mark Your Calendars: Cancer Research Seminar Tumors are more complicated than we thought: Can chemotherapy evolve with our evolving understanding of tumor biology? Presented by Nithya Kartha. Wed., Dec. 14, 5:30 – 7pm, Cornell, Morrison Hall, Room 348. (At the corner of Tower Rd. and Judd Falls Rd.). There’s free public parking across the street.
Sunday, December 11th from 2-5pm at The Space at GreenStar Discription of event: Join us for a MatchUp event to connect community members and organizations (nonprofits and agencies). If you have felt the pull to get involved and ensure a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive community, but aren’t sure where to start, let this be your
Cornell Men’s Hockey Team fundraiser Sat. Dec. 3rd 7pm at Lynah Rink (Purchase tickets here) Cornell vs. Miami $10 a Bear Throw on the ice after the game! Bears signed by your favorite Cornell players! Proceeds will be donated to Franziska Racker Center and Cancer Resource Center. Bears will be donated to Cops, Kids and Toys.
I recently spoke with a group in Binghamton, NY about coping with and communicating about cancer. One attendee suggested that I add the importance of valuing our individual cancer stories. What a terrific idea. Each person who’s been through cancer (either as a patient or a caretaker) has a unique story. For many of us,
I recently had the good fortune of attending a couple of church services in rural communities near Ithaca in order to speak about the work of the Cancer Resource Center. It reminded me that churches, synagogues, mosques, and other faith communities are often the primary sources of support for people going through cancer. And, as