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March 30, 2017

Respite Care Gives Caregivers a Break

Because most cancer treatment is done on an outpatient basis, a patient’s spouse, partner or other loved one becomes a caregiver, out of both necessity and […]
March 4, 2017

Emergency assistance options for cancer patients

A recent study about the affordability of medications for cancer survivors underscores the importance of the emergency assistance funds L5 Foundation provides to cancer treatment facilities […]
March 1, 2017

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March has been set aside as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month for the last 17 years. First declared by then-President Bill Clinton in 2000, Colorectal Cancer Awareness […]
March 1, 2017

Hearing the words “you have cancer” is a life-changing experience

Hearing the words “you have cancer” is a life-changing experience. With three words, your doctor tells you your life as you know it has changed forever. […]
February 25, 2017

When just getting to treatment is a challenge.

For many of the thousands of people diagnosed with cancer in East Tennessee every year, transportation to and from treatment can be a challenge. Radiation therapy, […]
February 21, 2017

Meaningful Meals – a partnership with Mobile Meals

Bonnie Hufford lives alone, which posed some difficulties when she was treated for multiple myeloma last year. Treatment left her extremely weak, so simple tasks like […]