Radio Show

Supporting Cancer Patients and Families in Arizona

Written by: Cypress HomeCare Solutions

Supporting Cancer Patients and Families: The Impact of Cancer Support Community Arizona

Living with cancer can be an overwhelming experience for both patients and their families. It often brings anxieties, uncertainties, and questions that require support and guidance. Recently Debbie DiCarlo, CEO of the Cancer Support Community Arizona, appeared on the radio show Health Futures with Cypress HomeCare Solution’s own Bob Roth.  You can listen to the show here, and explore the vital work of Cancer Support Community Arizona through their free professional services to anyone impacted by cancer. From emotional and social support to respite care and community events, this organization aims to improve the quality of life for individuals and families dealing with cancer. So, let’s delve into the details and learn more about the incredible work being done by Cancer Support Community Arizona.

CSCAZ: A Beacon of Hope

Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 22 years.  Their mission is to provide free professional emotional and social support for anyone affected by cancer, regardless of the type, stage, or age.  CSCAZ believes in delivering comprehensive care to meet the unique needs of every individual and family impacted by cancer.  No matter where you are in Arizona, accessing CSCAZ’s services is easy through their website:

How to Access Cancer Support Community Arizona’s Services

CSCAZ has a user-friendly website that offers information about their programs, support groups, events, and resources.  The website serves as a valuable tool for connecting with CSCAZ, finding support, and staying updated on the latest events and offerings.  If you or someone you know is affected by cancer, reach out to CSCAZ and discover the support available to you.

Adapting to the Challenges of the Pandemic: Embracing Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic presented unique challenges for organizations like CSCAZ, but they quickly adapted to continue providing their services.  CSCAZ embraced technology, transitioning their programs and support groups to virtual platforms, ensuring that individuals and families could access much-needed support remotely.  The organization now offers a variety of virtual support options, including mental health sessions, educational programs, healthy lifestyle activities, and community events.  Although virtual support has been beneficial for many, CSCAZ is also gradually reintroducing in-person support to cater to those who prefer face-to-face interaction.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. How can I support a loved one with cancer?
    • Supporting a loved one with cancer requires empathy, patience, and understanding. Here are some tips:
      • Listen actively and let them express their feelings.
      • Offer practical assistance with daily tasks.
      • Accompany them to medical appointments or treatments.
        • If this is taxing for you or you cannot make an appointment, consider hiring an in-home care agency to assist.
          • Cypress HomeCare Solutions has trained professional caregivers standing by to help you and your family with respite, driving, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and more.  Call us now to schedule a free no-obligation assessment.
      • Respect their choices and decisions.
      • Encourage them to engage in activities they enjoy.
      • Educate yourself about their type of cancer and available resources.
  2. How can I donate to Cancer Support Community Arizona?
    • CSCAZ relies on donations to continue their valuable work. You can make a donation directly through their website. Visit to contribute and support their mission.
  3. What resources are available for cancer patients and caregivers?
    • Cancer patients and caregivers can access a wide range of resources through CSCAZ, including support groups, educational materials, counseling services, and referrals to other relevant organizations.
  4. Is Cancer Support Community Arizona only available in Maricopa County?
    • No, CSCAZ serves the entire state of Arizona. They have a main location in Midtown Phoenix and recently opened an office in Flagstaff to support the northern part of the state.
  5. How can I volunteer with Cancer Support Community Arizona?
    • CSCAZ greatly values volunteers. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, visit their website and navigate to the “Volunteer” section for more details.

You’re not alone

Cancer Support Community Arizona is an invaluable resource for individuals and families impacted by cancer. With their unwavering dedication, compassionate support, and commitment to comprehensive care, CSCAZ has been a beacon of hope for over two decades. Whether you’re seeking emotional support, respite care, or educational resources, CSCAZ offers a wide range of services to meet your unique needs. To learn more about Cancer Support Community Arizona and the assistance they provide, visit their website at or call (602) 264-8009. Remember, you don’t have to face cancer alone when organizations like CSCAZ are there to lend a helping hand.

If you or your loved one is in need of assistance with daily living tasks or if you are a family caregiver seeking respite, look no further than Cypress Homecare Solutions.  Our dedicated and compassionate team provides reliable and professional support to ensure the well-being and comfort of your loved one, and you as a family member affected by their recent diagnosis. By calling (602) 264-8009, you can take the first step in finding a homecare solution to help. Whether it’s helping with showering or hygeine, medication reminders, meal preparation, or companionship, Cypress Homecare Solutions is committed to enhancing the quality of life for both you and your loved one. Don’t hesitate to reach out and give your loved one the care they deserve, while also alleviating the burden on yourself as a family caregiver.

Contact us now and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved one is in good hands.

We’re here to help.

Call (602) 264-8009 or contact us to learn more about home care services.

Contact Us