Cancer Legal Resource Center | Disability Rights Legal Center

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Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line. The CLRC also conducts national education and outreach programs for community groups, employers and healthcare professionals and is actively involved in community activities to raise public awareness of cancer-related legal and public policy issues.

A cancer diagnosis may carry with it a variety of legal issues, including insurance appeals, employment rights and leave time, access to health care and government benefits, and estate planning. These legal issues can cause people unnecessary worry, confusion, and stress, and can be overwhelming. When these legal issues are not addressed, people may find that although they have gotten through treatment, they have lost their homes, jobs, or insurance coverage.

While we recognize that it should not take legal resources to access health care, understand insurance options, or preserve one’s job, it frequently does.  When information is readily and easily accessible, we believe the quality of outcomes for patient survivorship improves and stress and anxiety decreases.

The CLRC is also committed to providing information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychosocial care providers, physicians assistants, patient navigators, patient advocates, and community health advocates. Ultimately, our goal is to train health care professionals to identify cancer-related legal issues and legal barriers to health care and provide health care professionals with resources to assist their patients navigate through cancer-related legal issues and provide appropriate referrals, which we believe will improve the quality of life of cancer survivors and caregivers.  For resources specifically for health care professionals, please click here.

To contact the CLRC, please call (866) THE-CLRC.

If you would like CLRC to participate in your next event or you would like us to send you materials, please click here.

 

Source: Cancer Legal Resource Center | Disability Rights Legal Center

Be in a MOVIE for a cause!

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Come Join Us On Set Wednesday, June 29th

Be in a movie and volunteer for a non-profit at the same time.

Sign up!

Hey everyone! Please share!
On June 29th, join a handful of nonprofits on the set of ‘Step Sisters’ to volunteer as a background artist! Production will donate $10 to a nonprofit for every person that attends!!!

When: Wednesday, June 29th @ 9AM for a few hours (Stay as long as you like!)
Where: Morehouse College (Parking TBD)
All Ages, Ethnicities are welcome – yes even kids!
Click on the website below to see our current list of participating nonprofits and to sign up for Wednesday!
http://catrettandassociatescasting.com

Please support @IWillSurviveInc by connecting with us on IG and Facebook to share with friends.

 

Donating time is important as well as money. Here is a list of other important donation items. We are always accepting items for care packages for clients in our programs affected by breast caner.

1. Aloe Vera Gel (Natural healing after radiation)

2. Alkaline Water (PH of 8 or above with BPA free plastic)

3. Deodorant (No parabens, colors, or aluminum)

4. Headscarves and Natural Hair Care Items (Natural Shampoo’s after Chemo, Organic Coconut Oil)

5. Gas card/ Marta cards (traveling to health care facilities)

6. Essential Oils (Frankincense, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh)

7. Organic ginger, turmeric, vitamin D, vitamin C, probiotics

8. Stress relief items (movie passes/spa gift cards/event tickets)

9. Motivational Reading Material (Books/Poems/Magazines)

10. Motivational Music and Movies (Work Out Videos/Yoga/Stretching)

11. Educational Materials (Holistic/Organic)

12. Kindles, Laptops, Cell Phones (to get our survivors jobs from home after treatments)

13. All Inclusive Vacation Tickets (Survivors stress relief after treatments/surgery)

14. Healthy Food Prep made easy (Juicer, Blender, BPA Free Containers, Nutri-Bullet, etc.)

15. Detox program with Living Foods Institution (10 day voucher)

 

Thank you from all of us,

~Team Survive

Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients — Breast Cancer Authority

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What is Massage Therapy? Massage therapy is a manual method of working on body’s soft tissues, deep muscles, various pressure points, tendons and ligaments using several techniques and applying fixed and movable pressure, to help relieve stress, promote healing and relaxation. The massage is performed by a professional who uses their hands and fingers to […]

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Tips To Decorate Your Healing Garden — Breast Cancer Authority

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Decorating a garden is not as difficult as it sounds and should be included in all breast cancer healing outdoor gardens, small and large. Therapeutic healing art should encompass the widest possible amount of color with a variety of styles. Art can reflect many moods with texture, patterns and light. When looking at spaces that […]

via Tips To Decorate Your Healing Garden — Breast Cancer Authority

Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Breakfast Broccoli Muffin Recipe — Breast Cancer Authority

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Vegan broccoli muffins are great with a bowl of soup or a green salad! Crumble one of these healthy and delicious muffins right into a cup of Hearty Barley and Shiitake Soup (or one of our many cancer fighting soup recipes). Yet these are equally smashing as a savory start to your day. You can […]

via Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Breakfast Broccoli Muffin Recipe — Breast Cancer Authority

Try These Great Tips For Breast Cancer Post Surgical Recovery — Breast Cancer Authority

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Restorative Yoga therapy can effectively help restore physical movement and aide in post surgical recovery. One of the essential tools for recovery is effectively dealing with stress and depression. Pain and worry affects the body, creating stress hormone release. When the body becomes stressed, the breath becomes shallow, which in turn tenses the muscles. Some […]

via Try These Great Tips For Breast Cancer Post Surgical Recovery — Breast Cancer Authority

Green Brings Cancer Fighting Laser to Morehouse School of Medicine

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MSM Gains Multi-disciplinary Physicist that Specializes in Nanobiophotonics and Targeted Cancer Therapeutics, Using Lasers, Nanoparticles and Antibodies

Contact:
Ronna Charles Nu’Man
rnuman@msm.edu
404-752-1717
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2016 – ATLANTA – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) welcomes Hadiyah-Nicole Green, Ph.D. as assistant professor in the department of physiology. In addition to her faculty role, Green will continue work that developed from patent-pending technologies, including a 3-in-1 system for early detection, targeting, a selective treatment of malignant tumors, and a nanoparticle-enabled 10-minute laser treatment that induces 100% tumor regression. She was recently awarded a $1.1 million HBCU-Research Scientist Training Program Career Development Award from the Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service of the VA Office of Research and Development. Green will start at MSM on April 4, 2016.

“Dr. Green’s ground-breaking research is developing revolutionary technologies that could result in life-saving alternatives for people fighting cancer,” Sandra Harris-Hooker, Ph.D., vice president and executive dean or research and academic administration. “We welcome her diversity of thought to not only help in the education of the next generation of providers, but to partner with our community of researchers in the advancement of health equity.”

Green comes to MSM from Tuskegee University, where she served as an assistant professor in the department of physics with adjunct appointments in the departments of biological sciences and materials science engineering.  She is a multi-disciplinary physicist who specializes in nanobiophotonics and targeted cancer therapeutics, using lasers, nanoparticles, and antibodies to develop biomarker-specific platforms to target, image, and treat malignant tumors including head and neck and women’s cancers.

Green completed her bachelor of science in physics with a concentration in optics and minor in mathematics from Alabama A&M University in 1999. She received her master of science in physics with a concentration in Nanobiophotonics in 2009 and her Ph.D. in physics in 2012 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). As a student, she received $300,000 in scholarships and fellowships, including the National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship, National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship, David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellowship and AAMU Presidential Scholarship.
About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)

Founded in 1975, MSM is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011 as the top institution in the first study of U.S. medical schools for our social mission based on our production of primary care physicians, training of underrepresented minority doctors and placement of doctors practicing in underserved communities. Our faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctorate and master degrees. For more information, please visit www.msm.edu