Friday, July 22, 2011

Credit Cares About Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund

For Immediate Release

Wilma Ariza, Founder
Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Tel. 973. 619.9360

Credit Cares LLC Partners with Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund

July 22nd, 2011  Woodland Park NJ

Credit Cares was founded to create a way for businesses that contribute or desire to contribute to their favorite charity or school to do so without affecting their bottom line. By opening a merchant account with or switching the merchant account processing to Credit Cares a percentage of your processing fees will be DONATED  to Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund each and every month.

Business owners and entrepreneurs will pay no more, and often less, than they are already paying for  credit card/merchant services  processing. This developing partnership will facilitate the contribution of a  recurring donation and much needed  funding for Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Funds' access to care grant program for thyroid cancer patients and survivors nationwide  without costing you an additional cent.

Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund is 100% volunteer led thyroid cancer awareness, access to care and free supportive services nonprofit project of United Charitable Programs Inc., a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and differs greatly from other cancer groups in that its number one priority is patient care and financial aid rather than research funding.

In other words, SJCCF (Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund) raises much needed funds to provide services to the growing community of Thyroid Cancer Patients and Survivors Nationwide and that  is why SJCCF's  partnership with Credit Cares is such a wonderful opportunity for business owners who want to support our programs and services for those we seek to serve.

For more information about how your business can help Credit Cares and Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund truly make a difference in the lives of Thyroid Cancer Patients and Survivors please call Credit Cares office (888) 404-7500 Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM Pacific Time or simply click on the enclosed link and fill out the form at the top right corner:


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Suicide Risk Higher in Cancer Patients than General Population

The incidence of suicide among U.S. cancer patients is nearly twice that of the general population, and suicide rates vary among patients with cancers of different anatomic sites, according to a study published online August 11 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). The risk remained elevated for as long as 15 years after diagnosis.

Researchers from the University of Washington analyzed Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data from nearly 3.6 million patients diagnosed with cancer from 1973 to 2002. They compared those data, which included 5,838 suicides, with data from the U.S. general population collected by the National Center for Health Statistics. The cancer patients had an adjusted rate of 31.4 suicides per 100,000 person-years, compared with 16.7 suicides in the general population. Suicide rates were particularly high for cancers of the lung/bronchus (81.7), stomach (71.7), oral cavity/pharynx/thyroid (53.1), and thyroid/larynx (46.8).

Two other studies that examined the association between cancer and suicide appear in the same issue of JCO. The second study, using data from Medicare patients in New Jersey, found that the "risk of suicide in older adults is higher among patients with cancer than among patients with other medical illnesses, even after psychiatric illness and the risk of dying within a year were accounted for." A third study of cancer center patients in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, found, "A substantial number of cancer outpatients report thoughts that they would be better off dead or had thoughts of hurting themselves."

In an editorial, Dr. Timothy Quill of the University of Rochester Medical Center, noted, "What is interesting and potentially important about the studies is that these thoughts about suicide and the associated risk factors that are relatively well known for terminally ill patients may be just as important for those patients with cancer who are survivors or are living with the disease, the constant threat of recurrence real or perceived being equal in relevance to the patients involved."

Stevie JoEllie's Cancer Care Fund is working to develop and launch an access to care grant program for thyroid cancer patients and survivors nationwide. Please consider supporting our unique initiative that includes a set aside fund for healthcare access to assist thyroid cancer survivors with medical costs associated with follow up treatment, annual exams,  diagnostics and medications. 

SJCCFThyNet is a project of United Charitable Programs Inc., a 501(c) 3 Public Charity and as such all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

VIDEO: Lymph Node Awareness After Thyroid Cancer

Are you interested in learning more about Lymph Nodes in Neck? 

Make sure to read this excellent article