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New Patient Resources

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”
~Christopher Reeve

We are so happy that you have contacted our network. We look forward to helping you during this challenging time. Below is information and material which we hope you will find beneficial.

Medical Articles
Various medical articles, many pertaining to cancer in pregnancy and some specifically to cancer treatment during pregnancy, can be found on our website: http://www.hopefortwo.org/medical-articles.php.

Medical Questions
Often, women and their physicians have specific medical questions regarding the treatment of cancer in pregnancy. Dr. Elyce Cardonick is a Maternal-Fetal medicine specialist with vast experience working with women having all types of cancer in pregnancy. She is a valuable resource in these situations. Dr. Cardonick also maintains a Cancer and Pregnancy Registry of women who have had cancer in pregnancy. With their permission, she reviews their cancer treatment and pregnancy outcomes. As such, she is very knowledgeable as to the types of testing, treatment and time frames of each during pregnancy, to optimize the health of the unborn child while not compromising the chance of cure for the mother. As a Hope for Two Advisory Board member, she is happy to assist our members with their medical questions and concerns in these cases. Her contact details and Registry information can be found here: http://www.hopefortwo.org/registries.php. You and your physician(s) are welcome to contact her directly.

Inspiration
Many of our members share their stories of hope. Read about these inspirational women and their pregnant with cancer journeys: http://www.hopefortwo.org/survivor_stories.php.

Uplifting messages from Patty Murray, Co-founder and Chairwoman of Hope for Two, shared in our bi-annual Hopeline newsletter, can be found here: http://www.hopefortwo.org/chairwomans-message.

Additional Resources
Other resources that you may find helpful, depending upon your needs: http://www.hopefortwo.org/link.php. Links are included for many organizations relating to various cancer type, family support, financial assistance, etc. There are also some general interest articles relating to cancer in pregnancy: http://www.hopefortwo.org/general-interest-articles.

Books
Information and reviews of a variety of books relating to various aspects of cancer in pregnancy: Find inspiration, information, stories of others who have shared similar experiences, ways to support loved ones, including helping children cope, and even humor in our Book Corner: http://www.hopefortwo.org/book-corner.

History
Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network has been assisting women who are pregnant with cancer since 1997. Learn more about the creation of our organization: http://www.hopefortwo.org/history.

Facebook
Find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/hopefortwo

Twitter
Follow us on Twitter: @HopeForTwoPWCN

ATTITUDE
By Charles Swindoll

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”