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Looking Forward to FCT 2020

Greetings FCT community,

We are officially past the half-way mark of Winter 2020 in New England! Here in Brighton, MA, I’ve been nesting. That’s right, I’ve been spending my Winter afternoons sprucing up our space and reflecting on FCT’s future and how we can better connect with the community we serve. By we, I mean all members of the FCT clinical team, the board of directors, and my trusted administrative partner, Isabel Pinto-Pro. I’m excited to share with you that on Leap Day 2020, all members of the FCT team will be involved in a retreat where we will collectively envision FCT’s future. The goals we set for our organization will unfold over the next year, and I look forward to creating opportunities for the FCT community to provide feedback about our services and engage with us as we move forward. As always, I welcome your thoughts and suggestions. Please feel free to email me at:¬†aepshtein@facing-cancer.org.¬†

With gratitude,

Angela Epshtein, Executive Director


Awareness Promotes Hope

One small way FCT can promote hope is through providing our community with the opportunity to become informed about specific cancer types and cancer prevention topics. This month we’re focusing on:¬†

National Cancer Prevention Month
https://www.aacr.org/patients-caregivers/about-cancer/cancer-prevention/
https://www.preventcancer.org/2020/01/4-ways-to-observe-national-cancer-prevention-month/

Cholangiocarcinoma 
https://cholangiocarcinoma.org/defined/
https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/cholangiocarcinoma/
https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/bile-duct-cancer-cholangiocarcinoma/statistics

Gallbladder/Bile Duct Cancer
https://www.nfcr.org/blog/gallbladder-and-bile-duct-cancer-awareness-month-signs-symptoms-and-risk-factors/
https://www.aacr.org/patients-caregivers/awareness-months/gallbladder-cancer-and-bile-duct-cancer-awareness-month/
https://www.cancer.gov/types/liver/patient/bile-duct-treatment-pdq#_1

Gallbladder Cancer
https://www.cancer.gov/types/gallbladder/patient/gallbladder-treatment-pdq
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/gallbladder-cancer.html


Looking Forward

FCT is busy putting together this year’s Walk/Run event and will share those details with everyone in the very near future (we promise). Until then, hold on to those visions of sunshine and joy that are FCT’s annual Walk/Run!