Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. According to the American Cancer Society, the estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in
Our Friendly Correspondent Program is a support service we offer to individuals with cancer that may be socially isolated, but still want to have some connection and support from our agency. Volunteers and college students send ‘thinking of you’ cards and notes out to these individuals that could benefit from a kind word and encouraging
Come knit or crochet with a bunch of passionate & fun loving crafters! When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5:00pm Where: Cancer Resource Center (612 W State St., Ithaca) Who: Beginners AND experts welcome! What: Each week we will have knitting, food and a theme Knitting needles, yarn, pattern, & beginner’s booklet provided
The Gentle Yoga class is a great way to experience a sense of peace in the body & mind, and to learn how to have that experience of peace more often in life. For about 10 years, the gentle yoga class has been open to all CRC clients & their caregivers. The movements & stretches are
Every year, The Ithaca Times commits one of its cover stories to a number of non-profits in town we think have missions worth supporting. After examining a number of the plethora of groups in town looking to make our community a better place, we’ve identified seven groups we think are worth your time – and
January 8 from 5-7pm at the Hotel Ithaca. RSVP by December 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org Help us spread the word, and join our event on Facebook!
Dec. 8 from 5-8pm Entertainment, games, food, music, and fun!
Bring your singles, and we’ll see you tonight at this annual FUNdraiser! There is free parking in lot B next to the vet school (use the atrium entrance). Tickets are $7 at the door.
Presentation by Bob Riter & Cal Walker on Thur. Nov. 16 from 6:30-8pm at Southside Community Center
I often say that there’s no single right way through cancer. What do I mean by that? Some people aggressively treat their cancers with surgery and chemotherapy long past the time that others would have switched to comfort measures. Some people keep their cancer diagnosis a secret from nearly everyone while others make it a
I once wrote a column about people who go through cancer with exceptional grace. A few readers said that the column made them angry. The comments were along the lines of, “I’m dealing with a crappy disease and you want me to do that gracefully? Well, phooey on that and phooey on you.” I’m always
Please join us in celebrating our very own Bob Riter, as he was presented with the Outstanding Professional Achievement in Non-Profit Leadership Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Fri. Nov. 17, 2017. Click here to see a video of Bob receiving his award, and here to see photos of the event. National Philanthropy Day is
It’s challenging to begin a new relationship after having had cancer. I’ve written about that as have many others. But what about the other partner in a new relationship – the one without cancer? One woman put it this way, “I feel like cancer is a member of his family. I want to understand and
Come on over to Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery this Saturday, October 7th for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff Party. Music by Damdog from 1-4pm. Delicious pink drinks & fun “pinkwear” for sale, with all proceeds going to CRC. In addition to making & selling great wine, this business is a huge supporter ours. Show YOUR support by
Every $5 donated gets you a chance to win IC apparel, or 2 Cortaca tickets tickets ($2 for students).
#CRCArtRevives Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 4:00-6:30pm CRS Barn Studio – 2622 Triphammer Rd. Suggested donation $25 available online at gvgb.co/artrevives Treat yourself while supporting a good cause! Just minutes from downtown Ithaca you can take in the gorgeous view overlooking Cayuga Lake as you sip beverages, taste light foods, mingle, and then enjoy an afternoon of
We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our latest publication! It illustrates our most common pieces of advice with photos donated from the SPCA of Tompkins County. (The photos were submitted by local residents for consideration for the SPCA’s 2018 calendar). Thanks to financial support from the Eagles Club of Ithaca, printed copies are available
Cancer treatment involves operating rooms, chemotherapy protocols, and high tech radiation therapy equipment, all of which extend and improve the lives of people with cancer. But when I talk with people being treated for cancer, they don’t comment on the equipment or the science involved in their care. Rather, they focus on the quality of
Most people find it awkward when first talking with a friend or acquaintance who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Even though nearly everyone is well-intentioned, many say things that hurt or mystify more than they comfort. Based on my own experiences and my conversations with others with cancer, here are some suggestions: What to
Ithaca Flamenco Festival Presents: Victor Bravo on Saturday, September 9th 7pm at the Hanger Theatre Our friends at Ahora Si Flamenco have rescheduled their event, and have again donated 20 free tickets to the upcoming performance so that the CRCFL community could enjoy the show. Please let us know right away if you can use any! We’d hate for them
TOGETHER WE’RE STRONG!!! TOGETHER WE DANCE!!! Come dance to show your love and support for all those affected by breast cancer. The Ithaca area Zumba Instructors are holding their annual event: Friday, September 22 from 6:30-8:30pm Island Health & Fitness Main Center 310 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca There will be dancing, there will be prizes, and there
When you’re first diagnosed with cancer, you cross a bridge that separates the “healthy” from those with cancer. You’re entering a scary place, but the focus is on curing the cancer and getting back to the land of the healthy. There’s another bridge that’s less visible to the general public. This bridge separates people with
When friends I haven’t heard from for many years suddenly call me, I wait for them to say, “Bob, I just got diagnosed with cancer.” This is not unique to me. People who have had cancer are often asked for advice by those who are newly diagnosed. Similar conversations take place in cancer support groups.
Please join the CRC family on July 27th to enjoy this show at the Hangar Theatre. Use the code CRC15 online, over the phone, or in person for a 15% discount (7/27 only). See you there!! Description of the show: Blending jazz, ballet, and musical theatre dance styles with popular music, Dégagé(disengage) follows the story of The
For many people the months following cancer treatment are more difficult than the treatment itself. During treatment, your “job” is to be in treatment. You’re busy with appointments and you see the same doctors and nurses almost every week. At the same time, friends bring you meals, family members take on extra duties, and you’re
A woman recently diagnosed with cancer stopped by our office to say that she’s heard that it’s important to obtain second opinions from major cancer centers and to assemble a team of experts to provide her treatment. She asked, “How the hell do I do that?” Cancer guidebooks are full of grandiose suggestions like “assemble
When people think about the side effects of cancer treatment, they usually think about hair loss (which is common with some types of chemotherapy), and nausea (which is not nearly as common as it used to be). But in my experience, fatigue is the side effect that’s most universal and least appreciated. Fatigue is different
Those of us personally affected by cancer see proposed changes in health insurance in very concrete terms. The changes aren’t abstractions that may affect us at some point in time in the future. Instead, the changes are very real and will affect our medical and economic well-being when a new law is implemented. The House
Everyone diagnosed with cancer has decisions to make. What type of treatment? Where to have treatment? Should the cancer even be treated? The question isn’t what’s best. Rather, the question is what’s best for you. After working with people making these decisions for the past several years, I’ve found that some general guidelines can be helpful:
Jessica Wood, an Ithaca College graduate student in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, is researching “Mental Toughness in Cancer Survivors with Previous Athletic Experience.” She’s recruiting athletes/cancer survivors for a study that provides insight into mental toughness and cancer. A competitive athlete is defined here as an individual who had two years of
I’m often startled by the medical advice that people give to their friends on Facebook. Sometimes it takes the form of saying, “You should do this,” but often it’s more subtle and simply involves sharing a link. Before people post something of this nature, I wish that they would consider the following questions: Have you
An oncologist once remarked to me that her patients routinely told her about their personal lives – like they were trying to strike up friendships. I can understand this. It’s not that patients expect their oncologists to invite them over for dinner, but there is a desire to make some sort of human connection. I’m
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comedyflops Thursday Night Comedy series at The Dock (415 Old Taughannock Blvd.) Join the FLOPs as we say goodbye to Mrs. Cheese, Gabe Gonzalez as part of our All You Can Eat Improv show! Alternating with stand-up comedy, the FLOPs are partnering with The Dock and Dan Smalls Presents to make Thursday THE night for
Join us on August 1 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to meet us and learn about our services. Open to everyone, especially first-timers!
Most cancer research begins in laboratories where scientists seek to understand why normal cells mutate into cancer cells and then travel, wreaking havoc, elsewhere in the body. These basic scientists are generally more familiar with test tubes than with cancer patients. Nationally, there’s growing interest in building partnerships between scientists and patients. For example, review
Sunday, May 7, 2017 3:30pm – 6:00pm First Presbyterian Church 315 N Cayuga St Ithaca, NY 14850 Click here to order tickets. $12 advance, $15 door, $10 senior, $8 student The event will begin with a silent auction at 3:30pm, with the proceeds going to 10 local charities (including CRCFL). The concert will begin at 4:30pm.
You probably know that cancer research is routinely done by biologists, but you might be surprised to learn that engineers increasingly contribute to our understanding and treatment of this disease. Here are some examples: Cancer cells migrate through the body to take root in distant organs. These cells have to survive the “flowing river” of
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