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Letter from the Executive Director - The Healthcare Debate
March 30, 2017

There has been much discussion and debate over Healthcare legislation during the last eight years, first with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, and now with the consideration of the American Health Care Act. Those of us who deal with the patients and families that confront cancer know of the challenges that they and we face every day. We urge everyone to take the time to read the information on both sides of this issue. Then we urge everyone to let their Representative and Senators know that we expect them to work together to fix this broken healthcare system once and for all for the benefit of all of us. Read more


 

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
February 27, 2017

When someone is confronted by cancer, you become quickly overwhelmed in trying to deal with your diagnosis, with recommendations for treatment, with family responsibilities and issues, and with financial challenges, and so much more.  For fifteen years the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami (CSCGM) has been part of our greater community providing cancer support programs and services. Read more

 


February is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month, By Jeri Francoeeur
February 14, 2017

Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain. It is also called advanced breast cancer, or Stage IV breast cancer. Between 6 and 10 percent of all new breast cancer diagnoses are MBC. About 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed and over 40,000 Americans die each year from breast cancer. Read more

 


Letter from the Executive Director- The New Administration, Research Funding, & Insurance Coverage
January 30, 2017

The uncertainty of how the new administration Washington, D.C. will affect research funding and health insurance coverage, availability, and costs, not to mention Medicaid funding, weighs heavily on the minds of many. The financial challenges of screenings, surgery, treatment, medications, and ongoing survivorship issues are difficult to navigate successfully during the best of times. Increased uncertainty places strains on virtually every not-for-profit organization. Read more