Announcing Cancer Insurance Checklist: Guía de Cobertura Médica para Personas con Cáncer

February 4, 2014
by Alpha Lillstrom

As implementation of the health reform law (the Affordable Care Act) continues, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is pleased to announce the launch of a Spanish language version of the successful resource, the Cancer Insurance Checklist. This easy-to-use guide is available to assist people with cancer, a history of cancer or at risk for cancer choose a health insurance plan.

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BCAN Raises Awareness at NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo

January 28, 2014
by John Cheng

On January 11-12, BCAN was proud to take part in the 22nd Annual NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expo. Thousands of people came to this free event to learn more about how to live a healthier life in the upcoming year. Visitors stopped by BCAN’s booth and could also enjoy seeing special guests, amazing exhibitions, and receive free health care screenings. Click on the full article to see pictures.

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Article Highlights Future of Bladder Cancer Care in the USA

January 16, 2014
by Vanessa Hoffman

An article was published recently in the journal Nature titled “The future of bladder cancer care in the USA.” The authors discuss how despite the large number of people diagnosed with bladder cancer each year and the high costs of treatment and management for this disease, there is a lack of awareness about bladder cancer as a public health concern and lack of funding for research.

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Health Insurance Deadline on Dec. 23

December 19, 2013
by Vanessa Hoffman

The first major deadline for the Affordable Care Act is quickly approaching. Monday, December 23 is the deadline to enroll for health insurance coverage if you want your insurance to take effect on January 1. Some states may have extended the deadline. Take a look at the Cancer Insurance Checklist to help you compare different plans.

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November is National Caregivers Month

November 25, 2013
by Brea Dodson

This is a time to thank all caregivers and show your support and gratitude for all they do. More and more Americans are caring for loved ones who are disabled, elderly, or ill. According to Women’s Health.gov, a caregiver is “anyone who provides help to another person in need.” According to Family Caregiver Alliance, there are as many as 65.7 million caregivers who make up 29% of the U.S. adult population providing care for someone who is ill, disabled, or elderly.

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FDA Releases Strategic Plan to Address Drug Shortages

November 21, 2013
by Dimitrios Tsipanitis

In October the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a strategic plan to prevent and resolve drug shortages. Drug shortages are a major public health issue in the United States, denying the much needed treatment of certain drugs to patients.

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Recognizing Nurses this Week – Ella Kot

November 8, 2013
by Vanessa Hoffman

For Urology Nurses and Associates Week, (November 1-7) at BCAN we are highlighting a few nurses making a difference in the lives of people with bladder cancer. Ella Kot, RN, BSN Ella Kot works at the University of Minnesota in the Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers as a Senior Project and Program Manager. She has been with the organization for over nine years. She has been a nurse for ten years and loves everything about it. She has an amazing husband Boris of 12 years and two blessed children, Brianna 8 and Brandon 4. Her passion is to help people…

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Recognizing Nurses this Week – Vashti Livingston

November 8, 2013
by Vanessa Hoffman

For Urology Nurses and Associates Week, (November 1-7) at BCAN we are highlighting a few nurses making a difference in the lives of people with bladder cancer. Vashti Livingston MS, CNS, CWOCN Vashti Livingston is a Board Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Sidney Kimmel Urology Division and is a graduate of Emory University Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Program. She consults primarily ambulatory outpatient clients for wounds, ostomies, continent urinary diversions and incontinence management. Vashti has also worked at wound clinics and in home care for the Visiting Nurse Service of NY using digital photography…

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Recognizing Nurses this Week – Marianne Borch

November 7, 2013
by Vanessa Hoffman

For Urology Nurses and Associates Week, (November 1-7) at BCAN we are highlighting a few nurses making a difference in the lives of people with bladder cancer. Marianne Borch, RN, BSN, CURN Marianne Borch is a nurse leader in the Urology Outpatient Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She received the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates MacFarlane Award for highest score on the certification exam. She has worked as a registered nurse for over 25 years and runs a bladder cancer support group at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She is part of BCAN’s Women’s Outreach…

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