Cancer Support

Mentor Angel Helps Cervical Cancer Fighter Find Her Voice

Five years prior to learning that she had stage 1B2 cervical cancer, Darlene Blais was experiencing some symptoms of the disease. She went through a series of tests, all of which came back negative. The one condition for which her gynecologist did not test, however, was the human papilloma virus (HPV).

“Had I been tested […]

Support Groups Offer Significant Benefits to Those Affected by Cancer

Studies have shown that cancer support groups help ease depression and anxiety in cancer fighters, help them feel more hopeful, and empower them to manage their emotions better, according to Cancer.Net. The benefits of support groups also extend to cancer survivors and caregivers.

As part of ensuring that those impacted by cancer have access to […]

Looking Ahead: World Cancer Support Month

Psychological care is typically considered a secondary factor to therapeutic treatment after a cancer diagnosis. However, more than 87 percent of cancer patients stated that relief from emotional distress would significantly improve their quality of life, according to the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Recognizing the vital role that emotional support plays in […]

It is Puppy Love for Three-Time Cancer Fighter

Brenda Amor has battled cancer three times. While the experience has taken a toll on her, Brenda is tremendously grateful for the undying loyalty and healing comfort of her therapy dog, Diesel.

“I do not know what I would do without Diesel. He is better for me than any medicine or any of my best […]

From Cancer Survivor to Thriver: Break Free from Physical and Emotional Side Effects

When anyone crosses over the threshold from cancer fighter to cancer survivor, it is an undeniably wonderful occasion. In fact, there is a global event dedicated to it, National Cancer Survivors Day®, held in communities around the world on the first Sunday in June; this year, it falls on June 5. Participants gather to […]

400-plus Mentor Angels and Resources in Support of Colorectal Awareness Month

DID YOU KNOW…

March is Colorectal Awareness Month?

It’s something you should know since ‪#‎colorectal‬ cancers an all-too-common diagnosis. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, they are the third most-common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States (excluding skin cancers).

And because this is a very common cancer for both sexes, […]

Imerman Angels Supports Rare Disease Day on February 29, 2016

Imerman Angels realizes that generating awareness for rare diseases of all kinds is an important cause and would like to reiterate our work to support those facing rare cancers specifically.

For our part, we have been connecting cancer fighters and caregivers to their surviving counterparts – Mentor Angels – for over a decade and many […]

Friendship through Mentorship: A Mentor Angel and Ambassador’s Story

“There’s a connection between people that have been there, done that; it’s hard to put into words. Cancer is not all we talk about, but it’s something we know we can talk about.”

Nancy Loughery is a kidney-cancer survivor, Mentor Angel, and Imerman Angels’ Ambassador from Florida. She has built a three-way friendship with her […]

For Caregivers: 8 Ways to Nourish Your Own Mind, Body, and Soul

Caregiver Awareness Month, established in November of each year, was created to raise awareness of these often unsung heroes.

Those who are facing cancer and chronic disease are often forced to depend on close relatives or friends who ultimately become their caregivers. The caregiver may be you.

Caregivers face many unique experiences as they shadow their […]

With The Support of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel… August is Officially #WorldCancerSupport Month!

Since launching in 2006, Imerman Angels has and continues to be a global leader in enabling cancer support among fighters, survivors and caregivers, and declares August #WorldCancerSupport Month. To date, Imerman Angels’ outreach has enabled more than 10,000 personalized, 1-on-1 cancer support connections from coast to coast, and around the globe to more than 60 countries.

Imerman Angels has declared August World Cancer Support Month to help spread awareness about the psychological […]

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