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5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The winter months can often be difficult for many people. With longer nights and colder weather, individuals may feel down more often. This can be an especially difficult challenge when you are also dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Here are some tips on how to beat the winter blues.

6 Tips for Avoiding a Workplace Illness This Winter

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, being around people who are sick with a winter cold or flu can be dangerous. Below are some tips to avoid catching a cold from your coworkers—and others—this winter.

5 Tips for Coping With Loss During the Holidays

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

If you are coping with the loss of a loved one, you are not alone. Here are a few tips for managing grief this holiday season.

The Psychology of Giving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The holiday season has officially begun! With the holidays comes the tradition of giving back. Many people believe that giving back during this time of year is unique to this particular season. However, this is not the case–giving back is something you can do year-round.

What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, health care organizations, professionals and the community bring attention to lung cancer. Lung Cancer Awareness Month initially began in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day. However, as the lung cancer community and movement grew, activities to promote awareness also grew, transforming the day into Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Use This Tool to Help Choose Health Insurance

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Open enrollment for the health insurance marketplaces begins on November 15th. From then until February 15th, you may buy health coverage for 2015 on your state’s marketplace by visiting or

Delivering on Patient-Centered Care

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Patient centered care, i.e., putting the patient at the center of his or her care. I think about this a lot. What does it really mean? What is the disconnect? Is it achievable? How do we prepare patients and their families? How do we prepare health care professionals?

How Does Exercise Combat Depression

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daily exercise has been shown to improve symptoms of depression, release muscle tension and reduce levels of cortisol – a stress hormone

Elevating the Patient Voice: 3 Things We Learned from Cancer Experience Registry Data

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Today, the Cancer Support Community is excited to announce that the index report of these findings, Elevating the Patient Voice, is now available online!

RECAP: 4 Things You Should Know About Metastic Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Earlier this month, during an episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, talked with Shirley Mertz, Board President of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN), Stacy Lewis, Chief Program Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of the Young Survival Coalition and Khadijah Carter, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2010 and has used her story to inspire others.