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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
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