Alaska's Virtual Cancer Resource Champions
The Alaska Cancer Resource Newsletter is your source for upcoming events offered in Alaska for cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers.
COVID-19 Vaccine Status in Alaska
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
"The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for anyone living or working in Alaska who is age 16 or older."
Click here to find COVID-19 vaccine providers and schedule your appointment.
Stage 3 Anal Cancer: Mary's story
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Roswell Park
"I read the word 'malignant' and was in total shock. They had done a biopsy on the tumor to be safe and found that it was cancerous. I can't even begin to describe the shock I was in. The diagnosis hit me like a ton of bricks."
Read the story here.
Care for Your Bones During and After Cancer Treatment:
Tips to Improve Bone Health
- Overview of Bone Health
- Imaging & Diagnostic Tests to Measure Your Bone Density
- Guidelines to Manage Bone Health & Bone Metastases
- Tips for Taking Care of Your Bones
- Prescription Medication to Improve Your Bone Health
*NOTE: Due to ongoing COVID-19 developments and efforts to contain its spread, classes and events are subject to change. Please contact the venue and stay informed by following the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
Inspire others with your cancer story
Look Good Feel Better
Through interactive video technology, a licensed beauty professional guides a small group of participants in the application of skin care and makeup or the use of wigs and head coverings to help manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Participants will need a computer or tablet with a camera or webcam, internet connection, and audio connection via computer speaker/mic or speakerphone. To learn more and register for a workshop, visit https://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/virtual-workshops/
YMCA of Alaska C.A.R.E.S
Saturday, March 20, 2021; 9:00 – 9:45 am
Apply for a health scholarship
Offset financial burdens with the help of The Suz Fund’s health scholarship. It’s open to people who are undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment and need a little extra support to help with medical bills or to pursue wellness support that might not be covered by insurance. Visit The Suz Fund website for more information on how to apply.
Scholarships are awarded quarterly.
Health Talk ‘n’ Walk
Thursday, March 18,2021: 5:45 pm
Join us and learn how the steps you can take, such as strengthening social connections, managing stress, being physically active , and more, will improve the way you feel and help you experience greater psychological well-being.
Please RSVP if you plan to come. Email or Call Ruth at 264-1823, leave a message with name and phone number. First come, first served up to 19.