Amazon Smile Program

You can help Cancer Support Community Eastern NC by designating us as a charity of your choice through the Amazon Smile program.

It’s easy to do.  Just sign into your Amazon account through the link smile.amazon.com. The first time you do, you will be asked to designate a charity. Type in “Cancer Support Community Eastern NC, Inc”.  in the lower search box.  The location of “Cancer Support Community Eastern NC, Inc” is Winterville, NC.

Once designated, Amazon will donate a small portion of your qualifying purchase each and every time you sign in through the smile link… and it costs you nothing extra! If you forget to sign in through that link, amazon will even remind you!

Thank you for your support!

 

Frankly Speaking about Lung Cancer

This free, two-hour workshop will cover the latest treatments for lung cancer. Expert panelists will also discuss side effects, side-effect management, and tools to overcome the social and emotional challenges of the diagnosis. We hope to answer many of your questions about lung cancer to help you (or your loved one) manage the disease more successfully.

Featured speakers include:
Paul Walker, M.D., FAOC

The date is Monday, September 22, 2014, from 6:30 PM to  8:30 PM at the Carolina Breast Imaging, located at  990 Johns Hopkins Drive, Greenville, NC. For more details and registration, (252) 493-6493 and leave a message or www.cancersupportenc.com

This program is provided through unrestricted educational grant from Lilly

Download the Flyer Lung Cancer Flyer  (Please disable any pop up blockers, as the PDF will appear in a new window)

Breast Reconstruction

This free workshop will have information on breast reconstruction after a breast cancer diagnosis. Join us to learn more about:

  • Breast reconstruction and non-reconstruction options
  • How to make a decision that is right for you
  • Medical factors that can influence your decision
  • How to prepare for and what to expect after surgery

The workshop will be held at Carolina Breast Imaging, located at 990 Johns Hopkins Drive, Greenville, NC, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Featured speakers will include Plastic Surgeon, Lynn Garrison, M.D.

For more details and registration, call (252) 493-6493 and leave a message or visit www.cancersupportenc.com. This program was made possible with a charitable contribution from Mentor Worldwide, LLC.

Download the Flyer  Breast Reconstruction Flyer (Please disable any pop up blockers, as the PDF will appear in a new window)

Survivors’ Day

The annual celebration for survivors, family members and caregivers will be held on Thursday June 19th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the 5 Points Plaza in Uptown Greenville

This event, sponsored by the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center (LWJCC), has taken place over a number of years. But this year Survivor’s Day is getting a whole new look! The event, long held at LWJCC, is moving downtown where, not only will there be more space, but holding the event downtown will also remind people that Survivors Day is for all survivors, no matter where they received their treatment. Continue reading

New Members of CSCENC Board of Directors

We are delighted to welcome Michelle Baker and Holly Parrott Hill to the Board of Directors.

Michelle Baker joined us in January, 2014 and brings a strong financial background to the Board. A graduate of Strayer University, Ashburn, VA, with a degree in Accounting, she has experience as an Account Analyst, Accountant, Account Manager, Relationship Manager, in Department Relations and Business Development.

Holly Parrott Hill joined us in March, 2014 and brings to the Board her experience in community outreach, program development, and training. She has a MA degree in Health Communication from East Carolina University and a BA in Arts in Communication Studies from UNC-Wilmington. She is the Cancer Survivorship Program Coordinator for Brody School of Medicine at ECU Department of Oncology.

Upcoming Events

Frankly Speaking Series coming in September and October.

CSCENC will hold a series of Frankly Speaking About Cancer workshops. These workshops, as are services provided by CSCENC, are free of charge. More information will be provided closer to the presentation date. The topics to be covered are:

Coping with the Cost of Care: A workshop for those living with cancer and their loved ones. Practical advice will be provided on how to deal with the complex challenges in managing the cost of cancer care and will include information about the Affordable Health Care Act.

Lung Cancer: This workshop will discuss the latest treatments for lung cancer. Discussion will include information on the side-effects and how to manage them. Tools will be presented to assist with the social and emotional challenges of the disease.

Breast Reconstruction: Information on breast reconstruction will be presented and will include some reconstruction and non-reconstruction options available. Additionally, information will be provided about how to make the best decisions for yourself, identify medical factors that influence decisions, how to prepare for surgery and what you can expect after surgery.

Mary Frances White, Lung Cancer Survivor

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Mary Frances White, Lung Cancer Survivor

In the fall of 2011, I had completed my yearly physical, blood work, and mammogram and thought everything was fine. The only thing missing was my flu shot. When I returned a month later, my family physician asked the familiar question- “Is there anything else going on?” Jokingly I replied “Well I am losing weight but I guess that’s not a bad thing, right?” Her response took my breath. After looking back at my records she found I had lost about 12 lbs. in six months. She said “As a doctor my first thought with unintentional weight loss is possible cancer. Let’s do a chest/abdominal CT just to be safe.’’ Continue reading