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Help With Money – Help With Resources – Help With Cancer

ESCA is dedicated to helping Inyo and Mono County residents dealing with any kind of cancer. We provide information about resources available to those dealing with cancer, as well as financial assistance for expenses such as medication and tests, travel, clothing, breast prosthesis & bras, mammogram screening, groceries, utility bills, child care, and more.

ESCA does not endorse the organizations in these articles, the purpose is to educate on the types of cancers.

Thoughts on Encouragement

Marlow C. Embree, Ph.D. I appreciate those who offer words of encouragement. Yet also I recognize how easy it is to get this wrong, especially in early grief. People would say things that were triggering, though they meant well; and that puts a burden on both sides of the transaction. What’s hard for the person who wants to be encouraging is that they [...]

From Melanoma to Mindfulness

BY LAUREN ALOISIO  Survivor, Melanoma   March 1, 2022  Malignant melanoma. The words glowed back at me from my work computer screen as if they were highlighted in neon yellow. “That must be a mistake,” I thought, as I glazed through the remainder of the virtual pathology report. My head began to spin. “Cancer? But I’m only 27 years old, this can’t be [...]

5 Facts to Know About Sarcoma

From the National Foundation for Cancer Research: July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Deemed a “forgotten cancer” because of its rarity, sarcomas are cancers that start in bone, muscle, connective tissue, blood vessels or fat, and can be found anywhere in the body. In general, there are... READ MORE

Eastern Sierra Sliders Reining Horse Show

Come out on July 20th, 2019 to the reigning horse show at Hidden Creek Ranch in Bishop. This event that supports the ESCA! Call Hidden Creek Ranch for more information at 714-746-4330.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

Contact BCAN, the Blood Cancer Advocacy Network, if you have or know of anyone who needs this support. E-mail: INFO@BCAN.org Support Hotline: 888-901-2226

Achieving High-Quality Cancer Survivorship Care

From the Journal of Clinical Oncology: Over the past several decades, the number of cancer survivors has increased dramatically as a result of improved early detection of first malignancies and effective therapies. There are more than 13 million cancer survivors in the United States today.1 This number is expected to reach 18 million by 2022.1 These data underscore the public health magnitude of [...]

Life After Cancer Treatment – National Cancer Institute

From the National Cancer Institute: Many cancer survivors have told us that while they felt they had lots of information and support during their illness, once treatment stopped, they entered a whole new world— one filled with new questions. This booklet was written to share common feelings and reactions that many people just like you have had after treatment ended. It also offers [...]

Melanoma Pictures to Help Identify Skin Cancer

The Mayo Clinic: Melanoma — a serious form of skin cancer — is often curable if you find it early. These melanoma pictures can help you determine what to look for. The American Academy of Dermatology advises that you watch skin spots for these features: Asymmetry Border irregularity Color changes Diameter greater than 1/4 inch (about 6 millimeters) Evolving Follow this ABCDE guide [...]

Top 8 Shocking Facts About Skin Cancer

By Joan Lunden - May is National Skin Cancer/Melanoma Awareness Month. I am bringing this up to everyone because skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, with over one million people diagnosed each year! Skin cancer has been on the rise and it is being diagnosed in much younger people. The good news is that... CLICK HERE to read [...]

Fundraiser Concert on June 29th!!

Come see The Folk Collection on Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 PM in support of the Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance, The Hospice of the Owens Valley and the Sierra Communities Aviation Mentoring Program. Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com, from any of the sponsoring oraganizations, or contact Tony Under at (661) 510-6351.

Testicular Cancer Signs and Symptoms – Mayo Clinic

Testicular cancer occurs in the testicles (testes), which are located inside the scrotum, a loose bag of skin underneath the penis. The testicles produce male sex hormones and sperm for reproduction. Compared with other types of cancer, testicular cancer is rare. But testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 35. Testicular cancer is highly [...]

Who is at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

The colorectal Cancer Alliance addresses the statistics and risk factors, survival rates, stage of diagnosis, colorectal cancer and age, as well as colorectal cancer and ethnicity, race and family history. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States.  Learn more by clicking here to visit [...]

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