Resources

Stay up to date on the latest resources and learning opportunities.

The Masonic Cancer Center is committed to providing cancer patients, survivors, loved ones, and providers with information on cancer survivorship. We are updating this website regularly to provide you with new and timely resources. Be sure to join our mailing list to get updates on the latest information.

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After the cancellation of our 2020 Cancer Survivorship Conference, we reached out to our planned speakers and exhibitors to ask them to contribute to resources in 2020 in lieu of the event. Below you'll find their contributions.

More resources to come! We also suggest you review the THRIVE Series program for topical and timely resources.


Three tips on how to navigate crisis and trials.

Mindy Dykes, our planned 2020 Cancer Survivorship closing speaker shares her story as a mother and caregiver to a young cancer survivor and shares her tips for finding joy everyday.

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Developing a Personalized Approach to Survivorship Care

Dr. Jennifer Klemp from the University of Kansas Cancer Center planned to join us at the 2020 Survivorship Conference. While we are not meeting in person, Dr. Klemp is pleased to share a bit about her work in Survivorship Care. Thanks to AstraZeneca for their support in making this happen.

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Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing Courses

The University of Minnesota's Earle E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing offers several free web based courses including special topic events and the weekly Stressbusters series on Tuesdays in April. Visit their website for more resources and additional paid courses and lectures at csh.umn.edu.

View additional information provided by the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing:

  • Taking Charge of Your Health and Wellbeing - A free website where you can learn how a holistic approach to wellbeing can help you discover health, contentment, purpose, and connection. View an article on cancer that is available here.
  • Free Webinars: We host webinars on a variety of health and wellbeing topics. At this time, we are hosting a webinar nearly every week. You can also view recordings of past webinars on that webpage.
  • The Bakken Center has developed resources specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic for health professionals, leaders and organizations, students, and the community.

Brighter Days Grief Center  

Brighter Days Grief Center is a nonprofit organization serving grieving families in the state of Minnesota. They provide free grief support resources, services and programs to adults, young adults, teenagers and children who are grieving the death or terminal diagnosis of a beloved family member. Through their many partnerships and gracious donors, they tailor compassionate resources for each family member including access to grief and trauma support, legal and financial guidance, peer-based connections and youth/family events and workshops. Their signature program, Embrace-A-Family, provides financial assistance for basic necessities, academic support and psychosocial care. Additionally, they work with schools, churches and community organizations to ensure grieving children and families receive compassionate and appropriate support in all settings. To learn more, visit their website at www.brighterdaysgriefcenter.org   

American Indian Cancer Foundation

Learn more about Cancer Survivorship including webinars, resources, and community at americanindiancancer.org.


 

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Firefly Sisterhood provides one-to-one highly personalized connections between women recently diagnosed with breast cancer and inspirational survivors. A relationship that, according to one Firefly participant, "was exactly what I needed—time to connect with someone who wasn't a doctor, yet knew firsthand the challenges of everything I was going through."  

Learn more at www.fireflysisterhood.org.


Survival 2 Strength

Our mission is to help people who have cancer, or who have had cancer, become as healthy as possible through strength training and other physical activity. Learn more at survival2strength.com

Read more about Getting Strong After Cancer


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Virtual Support, Education, Mentors and Resources Available from Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance is a longtime supporter and exhibitor of the Cancer Survivorship Conference. MOCA provides a variety of support offerings for women and families impacted by ovarian cancer including virtual support groups and educational meetings, MOCA Mentors, MOCA Cares Kits, Masks with love from MOCA and more.

View MOCA’s resource pages.

mnovarian.org/moca-resources

mnovarian.org/support-groups

View MOCA’s calendar page for upcoming virtual support meetings and events.

mnovarian.org/calendar

Masks with love from MOCA Information

mnovarian.org/coronavirus-resources 

For additional questions, please contact MOCA’s Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany at [email protected].


How Steve Became Ralph: A Cancer/Stem Cell Odyssey (with Jokes)

Visit stevebuechlerauthor.com for more information and where to find the book.

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Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms of Minnesota is a non-profit meal delivery program that provides medically tailored meals to individuals living with chronic and serious illnesses in the Twin Cities. Cancer is one of the primary illnesses that they serve. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been fully operational and continue to deliver healthy meals to those who need it most in the Twin Cities community. Any healthcare provider who has access to medical records can verify clients’ need for service by filling out an application, which can be found on their website at openarmsmn.org/getmeals/howtogetstarted/. The application can be filled out electronically, and referrers can obtain verbal consent from clients to submit the form if they are not able to meet with them in-person. 


Remote and Virtual Programs from Gilda's Club Twin Cities

Gilda's Club is a longtime supporter and exhibitor at the Cancer Survivorship Conference and we are proud to offer their selection of virtual classes and support groups. View the April 2020 calendar to get started. 
 

Thrivors Support Program

Thrivors™ is another longtime partner of the Cancer Survivorship Conference. Thrivors is a digital health platform that provides an at-home patient support program and tele-coaching for cancer survivors. Thrivors helps cancer patients during and after treatment with research-based modules such as exercise, nutrition, mindfulness, and community support that improve a patient’s physical function and quality of life.

We offer a Free 7 Day Trial and then a subscription at $4.99 per month. You can cancel your subscription at any time. Contact Cathy Skinner at [email protected] or 651-587-5440 if you have questions.  

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Cancer Legal Care

At Cancer Legal Care, we know that often times the financial and legal issues a cancer patient and their family face can be as devastating as the cancer itself.  Our mission is to engage the law to resolve the complex challenges facing people and communities affected by cancer. A big part of the way we do this is by providing free legal care and information to Minnesotans affected by cancer who otherwise have no access to an attorney's help for the legal issues that directly impact their health and quality of life.   

Many laws are changing around employment, insurance, and housing. Visit the Cancer Legal Line at cancerlegalcare.org to learn more.

Learn about COVID-19 related changes to the law

View the Cancer Legal Line Brochure

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Share Your Story!

The American Cancer Society is looking to collect stories depicting the importance of cancer survivors and patients to present to lawmakers so they can better understand why it is so important to protect them from hardships.

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