Emotional Support for Cancer Patients

Every cancer journey is unique. Your support should be too!

Welcome to CanCare - Your Companion Through Brain Cancer

At CanCare, we understand the challenges that come with a brain cancer diagnosis, and our mission is to stand by you every step of the way. Whether you or a loved one is facing this difficult journey, we are here to offer unwavering support and a sense of community. 

Our unique approach connects you with compassionate survivors who have experienced a similar path, allowing you to find understanding, empowerment, and hope. Reach out to us if you would like to visit with a survivor or join our monthly virtual support groups, where you can connect with others facing a cancer diagnosis. 

For those who have conquered brain cancer and want to make a difference, we welcome you to join us as a CanCare brain cancer volunteer. Together, we can navigate the challenges of brain cancer and provide strength and support to one another.

You are not alone – CanCare is here for you.

Connect with a Survivor: Find Understanding and Empowerment

Finding someone who truly understands what you're going through can make all the difference in your brain cancer support journey. At CanCare, we offer you the opportunity to connect with a brain cancer survivor who can provide not only emotional brain cancer support but also share their own experiences. 

These survivors have walked a similar path, faced similar challenges, and conquered obstacles with resilience. By connecting with them, you can gain a sense of empowerment and reassurance that you're not alone in this journey. Their understanding and empathy can be a powerful source of comfort and inspiration, helping you navigate the complexities of brain cancer with newfound strength. Reach out to us today, to find brain cancer support, and embark on a journey of connection and hope with our compassionate survivors.

Monthly Virtual Support Groups: Build Community and Share Strength

At CanCare, we understand the importance of community and solidarity in the face of brain cancer. Our monthly virtual support groups offer a safe and welcoming space for individuals who are navigating the challenges of brain cancer to come together, share their stories, and find strength in unity. These support groups provide a valuable opportunity to connect with others who truly understand the journey you're on, fostering a sense of belonging and understanding. 

In the virtual environment, you can freely express your thoughts, concerns, and triumphs, knowing that you are among friends who are ready to listen and support you. Together, we build a community that uplifts and empowers, making the road ahead a little easier to navigate. Join us in these supportive gatherings and let the collective resilience inspire and guide you on your brain cancer journey. Get the brain cancer support you deserve.

Become a CanCare Volunteer: Make a Difference in Others' Journeys

If you are a brain cancer survivor, you have a unique opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of others facing similar challenges. Join us as a CanCare volunteer and become a beacon of hope and support for those navigating their own cancer journey. Your firsthand experience with brain cancer can offer invaluable insights and understanding to individuals who may be feeling lost or overwhelmed. 

As a volunteer, you'll have the chance to provide compassionate guidance, share your strength, and offer a listening ear to those in need. By joining our diverse community of survivors, you can make a real difference in the lives of others and together, we can create a network of support that empowers individuals to face brain cancer with courage and determination. Make a meaningful difference - become a CanCare volunteer and help others find hope and resilience on their path to healing.

Understanding Brain Cancer Risk Factors and Demographics

Knowledge about brain cancer is a vital tool when facing this complex disease. At CanCare, we provide valuable information on the risk factors associated with brain cancer and the demographics related to specific types of brain tumors. Understanding these factors can empower individuals and their loved ones to take proactive steps in prevention and early detection. 

By being informed about the potential risk factors, such as a compromised immune system, family history of inherited conditions, or chemical exposure, you can make informed decisions for your health.

Brain Cancer Demographics

Brain cancer can affect people of all ages, but certain demographic factors may play a role in its occurrence. Age is one of the most significant demographic factors  associated with brain cancer. The majority of brain cancer cases are diagnosed in people aged 65 and older. Additionally, some specific types of brain tumors, such as medulloblastomas, are more common in children, while others like meningiomas are more likely to occur in women.

It's important to note that the prevalence of brain cancer and its associated demographics can vary depending on the region, environmental factors, and advancements in medical research. For the most up-to-date and accurate demographic statistics on brain cancer, it is recommended to refer to reputable sources such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI), World Health Organization (WHO), or other national cancer registries and health organizations.

Types of Brain Tumors: Exploring the Diversity of Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is a complex disease with a wide range of tumor types, each possessing unique characteristics. At CanCare, we strive to provide a understanding of these brain tumors to better support individuals and their families. 

According to the National Brain Tumor Society, there are over 120 different types of brain tumors, varying from relatively benign, slow-growing tumors to more aggressive and challenging forms. Among these, gliomas are the most common type, originating in the supportive tissue of the brain. However, brain cancer encompasses a diverse array of tumors, such as: 

  • Astrocytomas
  • Central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Medulloblastomas
  • Mixed gliomas
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Pineal region tumors
  • Pituitary adenomas

What to Do After Diagnosis: Coping and Finding Support

Receiving a brain cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming and uncertain time. However, at CanCare, we believe that no one should face brain cancer alone. Our cancer support community is here to provide a nurturing environment for individuals and their loved ones. Whether through support groups, connecting with fellow survivors, or participating in our survivorship programs, we offer a comprehensive range of support options for your cancer journey.

At CanCare, we understand the power of shared experiences and the impact of emotional support on cancer treatment outcomes. That's why we can connect you with a compassionate fellow brain cancer survivor who has walked a similar path. Our dynamic group of cancer survivors has been specially trained to offer guidance, empathy, and strength during this challenging journey. Additionally, our community of brain cancer survivors is filled with volunteers ready to share their invaluable experiences, empowering you to navigate your own unique path with newfound resilience.

Take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow. Connect with a survivor today, join our online supportgroups, or give us a call to connect with a fellow survivor. You don't have to face brain cancer alone. Together, we can build a support network that uplifts and inspires, making your journey one of hope, courage, and camaraderie. Let us be your companions on this road to healing.

Caregiver Support

At CanCare, we recognize the critical role that caregivers play in the lives of individuals living with brain cancer, and we are here to provide them with the support they need. Caring for a loved one facing brain cancer can be emotionally and physically demanding, and we understand the challenges that caregivers face on this journey. Our cancer caregiver support program is designed to offer comprehensive assistance to caregivers in navigating their unique experiences. 

Through this program, caregivers can connect with others who have walked a similar path, finding a compassionate network where they can openly share their feelings and concerns. We provide resources, guidance, and a caring community to help caregivers cope with the challenges they encounter while providing care and support to their loved ones. If you are a caregiver in need of understanding and support while caring for someone with brain cancer, join our Caregiver Support program at CanCare today. Together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by brain cancer.

Testimonials

Jessica G.

Client
volunteer
"Nargis has been a pleasure to talk to. She is so sweet and kind and I really enjoy hearing about her experience compared to mine."

Geanine M.

Client
volunteer
"My Cancare volunteer became my friend I love and appreciate Kim!"

Cheryle L.

Client
volunteer
"I deeply appreciate your help and talking with Wanda has really been helping me through this diagnosis and in sorting through my thoughts and feelings. She is kind, listens, is very comforting, and a wonderful person."

Katie S.

Client
volunteer
"This is a great program you have. Nothing like support from someone who really knows what you are going through."

Janice B.

Client
volunteer
"I am so grateful and thankful CanCare matched me with Claudette who had kidney cancer in 2001 and has been cancer free all these years. She gave me so much hope and assuaged all my fears about the surgery and outcome. We talked over an hour the first time and we have stayed in touch since my surgery Sept 20. Claudette and I continue in stay in touch and we hope to meet for lunch when I am feeling better. I have already referred a friend to CanCare. She is about to have a double masectomy. Thank You for your program. I am the first in my family to have cancer so had so many questions I forgot to ask the day I received the results of my CT scan."

Paul P.

Client
volunteer
"I am forever grateful for Anthony, Tom, and Greg. All have in their own special ways helped me deal with a very difficult situation. Anthony is my rock. Someone who stays in contact and always provides support and encouragement. Tom reaches out and listens to me, and talking helps tremendously. Amazingly, Greg and I share doctors and have the same cancer. Being able to talk with someone who is on a very similar journey brings me comfort and peace."

Cindy M.

Client
volunteer
"My volunteer met with me for several hours over coffee to talk about her fight and answered so many questions I had about my daughter's diagnosis."

E.A.

Client
volunteer
"I thank you very much for offering this service. It help me when I was overwhelmed with my husband's cancer."

Vicki R.

Client
volunteer
"Brenda in Texas is kind and understanding. She gave freedom to contact her anytime. She always gets right back in touch with me. Thank you for having this service available to us cancer patients who live with the unknown. Brenda has wonderful faith that rubs off onto me. Thank you again."

Mariann M.

Client
volunteer
"I am just starting my journey with cancer. My volunteer has been great. Thanks for connecting us!"

Dan S.

Client
volunteer
"Wonderful organization and excellent and compassionate service for both staff and volunteers."

Dennis S.

Client
volunteer
"My volunteer has been a great help to my wife (tongue cancer)."

Dallas T.

Client
volunteer
"She’s been a huge blessing to my life, amongst this worldwide crisis. I can’t wait to meet her in person when this is all over (or passes us.)"

Lisa M.

Client
volunteer
"Trish was the best I couldn’t have gone through this without her!"

Melissa D.

Client
volunteer
"This is a must! So needed so valuable."

Patricia A.

Client
volunteer
"The response by your team when I reached out was immediate and amazing. I felt their interest and caring was totally sincere."

Frank

Client
volunteer
“Cancer gave me the compassion to support others with cancer, to listen to and talk about life’s journey with cancer.”

Ron & Ina

Client
volunteer
"One morning while in Houston Methodist Hospital for transplant, a CanCare volunteer knocked on the door. He sat and shared with Ron and Ina about his time not just in the same hospital, but in the very same room as Ron! That day they found a new best friend in this CanCare volunteer. Ron and Ina both took a deep breath, seeing a survivor walking and sharing his story and listening to theirs. It was uplifting for both and gave them a sense of hope."

Lynn

Client
volunteer
"The fact that CanCare screens and trains their volunteers and that they can match a request from a patient or caregiver looking for support within 48 hours brings me so much peace. Cancer can be a serious problem and if I can be a part of helping someone’s cancer experience be a little bit easier or lighter, I feel like my own cancer had a purpose."

Berit

Client
volunteer
"The service CanCare provides in any community cannot be measured in hours or number of people affected. The goodness that pours out from volunteers and staff is so far reaching. It is not only the client who benefits by the support, but the client’s family can see the good it does for their loved one."

Ginger

Client
volunteer
"CanCare provides me with a resource that I need. There are not enough adjectives to describe the professional dedication of this organization’s staff and volunteers. I am blessed to be a part of this."

Larry

Client
volunteer
"She was in a wheelchair and had just recently been diagnosed. She was slumped down in her wheelchair looking like she had lost her last friend. I introduced myself and told her that I was a stage 4 tongue cancer survivor. She got a big smile on her face, straightened up in her wheelchair, and asked, ”YOU ARE?” She was surprised. It was obvious I made a big impact on her but what she didn’t realize was how big an impact she made on me."

Ricardo

Client
volunteer
"I was very thankful that he took the time to visit patients goung through a rough time like myself. It made me feel like there was hope and that if he made, I could too."

Maria

Client
volunteer
"As a client of CanCare and as a caregiver, I felt witnessed and heard. My CanCare mentor-volunteer was actually an ovarian cancer survivor. Usually, CanCare ensures cancer patients are matched up with survivors and caregivers are matched with caregivers. I am grateful to this day for CanCare’s creativity in pairing up a volunteer survivor with a caregiver client." ...

Iris

Client
volunteer
"Her desire to 'give back' became stronger after she completed her treatment. Iris wanted to be available to other women who had just received news of their diagnosis. She wanted to offer hope and be a support to them."

Lauren

Client
volunteer
"CanCare was instrumental in helping me discover how to walk side-by-side with my sister through her health event."

Teresa

Client
volunteer
Working as a volunteer at my local hospital by offering emotional support has been a life-changing experience. I started my journey at North Cypress thinking that offering my “help” to cancer patients would be my way of giving back to the community and serve others that are just beginning their journey; however, I had no idea the blessings the Lord would put in front of me while I shared my story and reached out to give them hope. This is not a story of how I helped cancer patients; this is a story of how they helped me!!

Valerie

Client
volunteer
"I contacted CanCare and spoke to a woman who had faced and won the battle I was fighting. I felt so uplifted and re-energized to continue fighting and accept what was happening."

Peyton

Client
volunteer
"I am a proud supporter of CanCare! Without CanCare, I think I could still be searching for someone that understands my specific challenges and perhaps would still be struggling with how to move forward."

Kenny

Client
volunteer
"I now have one CanCare client that had cancer in his tonsils just like I did. When we spoke the first time, he helped me as much as I helped him. It felt good and also reminded me what I endured and overcame. CanCare keeps me focused on my health and giving back to others. Giving back is a great reward."

Tim

Client
volunteer
On one of my “lower days” during my fight to prostate cancer, a customer of my business stopped by to solicit a donation for her child’s school fundraiser. I apologized to her for my lack of energy(we had already canceled the meeting once before) as I had just returned from a radiation session. Well, at that point the entire conversation changed. She shared with me her own cancer story. And also the role that CanCare played in helping her cope with the challenges she faced.