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Ricardo Chavira CARES about Breast Cancer Caregivers
Oncology Social Work 101
Taking Care of You
Accept and Fight
 

Ricardo ChaviraA CONVERSATION WITH
 
Desperate Housewives’ Ricardo Chavira CARES about Breast Cancer Caregivers

Ricardo Chavira plays tough guy Carlos Solis on ABC’s Desperate Housewives. But off-camera, the macho actor has a much softer side – especially when it comes to family. In a recent interview with Coping magazine, Ricardo opened up about his family’s history with breast cancer and his new supporting role as a spokesperson for the Cancer Support Community’s C.A.R.E. Campaign for breast cancer caregivers.
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Oncology Social Work 101
by Maryanne Tierney, LCSW

Cancer diagnosis and treatment affects a person’s physical, psychological, social, and functional status. The diagnosis can cause a variety of emotions: fear, pain, stress, a loss of freedom. The oncology social worker can ensure that survivors receive appropriate services with the hope that many will experience improvement in functional ability, health status, and quality of life.
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Taking Care of You
Tips and Support for the Cancer Caregiver

by Joanne Corbo Cruz, MSW, LMSW, ACT

When my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in 1999, my life and my family’s lives changed. Each day after that was different, not taken for granted and very precious. It truly brought my family closer. But with all the focus on taking care of my mom and the rest of my family, it was easy for me to forget about myself and my needs.
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Accept and Fight
by Anne Beckman, Survivor of the Week

For six and a half years, a monster named cancer has been chewing on my body. It began with breast cancer. After a year’s treatment, the beast went into remission. Three years later, pre-cancerous cells demanded a hysterectomy. Two years later, cancer reappeared on my skull and spine.
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