NEWS

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 […]

Bringing Bladder Cancer out of the Shadows

The first new treatment for bladder cancer in 30 years was recently approved by the FDA. Andrea Maddox-Smith, CEO of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, cites this as one of the reasons why creating awareness about the disease is so important.

“I see the situation as being urgent. I think it is unacceptable that this […]

July 13th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments|

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 […]

Cancer Support Group Bikes across Country for Young Adults with Cancer

Team Portland is spreading awareness, giving and receiving support and raising funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults by biking across the country. During the 4K for Cancer led by the cancer support group, the team met a woman who had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. After their meeting, the woman’s […]

Who Can Benefit from the One-On-One Cancer Support Offered by Imerman Angels?

Cancer Fighters often face uncertainty and can feel like no one they know is able to relate to their experience. Mentor Angels, who have been there, can answer their questions and show them empathy.

Caregivers are in a position where it is easy to neglect their own well-being and they are vulnerable to physical and/or […]

Mentor Angel Rescues Colorectal Cancer Survivor from Stormy Seas

Adrienne Doherty has come a long way since her stage III colorectal cancer diagnosis in November of 2014. She went from feeling terrified of the side effects that could result from the surgery that was part of her treatment protocol, to recently finding out she was in remission. Adrienne credits her Mentor Angel, Donna, […]

Cancer Survivor Hosts Event to Benefit Imerman Angels

In May, cancer survivor and Imerman Angels Professionals Board member Devlin Gray held an event at his home that benefitted Imerman Angels. Devlin charged $10 per person for entrance and spent a significant amount of time during the event telling attendees about Imerman Angels’ mission and how the funds raised for the organization directly […]

Cancer Caregiver Receives Dream Wedding Dress Donated by Former Bride

In March, 2014, Linda Perez’s fiancé, Gabriel Fisz, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, PH positive – an aggressive form of the disease that required a bone marrow transplant. The prognosis was poor. Little did Linda and Gabriel know that two years later, Linda would receive a donated Vera Wang wedding dress! The couple […]

Cancer Survivor Celebrates Fatherhood and Family

Cancer survivor Walter Dougan, who is also a Mentor Angel for Imerman Angels, considers Father’s Day especially wonderful after his stage III colon cancer diagnosis in 2003. Thirteen years out from his battle with cancer, he now has four children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

“My family and I celebrate a lot, including Father’s […]

New Partnership Allows Imerman Angels to Help More Cancer Fighters, Survivors and Caregivers

Imerman Angels has bolstered its ability to help support cancer fighters and caregivers by partnering with MyLifeLine.org Cancer Foundation – an organization that offers cancer fighters and caregivers the resources to build an online support community of family and friends through free, personalized websites.

Each website provided by MyLifeLine.org includes a blog, a calendar to […]