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The Art of Decision-Making

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been using our blog to help explain how to gather information and communicate effectively as a self-advocate. The culmination of this journey comes today as we explore how a self-advocate makes decisions.

Communicating Your Cancer

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Last week we talked about how to seek information about your cancer in order to start your journey of self-advocacy. Once you have prepared yourself with as much information as possible, it is key to communicate your needs and feelings with your family, friends, health care providers and others who could make a difference in your cancer journey. Just having knowledge isn’t enough. It’s important to communicate what you now know to those who can help you.

The Power of Information

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

We’re continuing our month-long spotlight on self-advocacy this week with a look at the most potent tool at a cancer patient’s disposal: information. No matter where you are in your cancer journey, self-advocating begins with seeking information and harnessing as much knowledge as you can.

Defining Self-Advocacy

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

What does it mean to be a self-advocate? When we think of an advocate, we generally think of someone who is publicly supporting some policy or cause. So, how can you be an advocate for yourself? This week’s blog post kicks off a series of posts about how to become a self-advocate. Learn more about what self-advocacy means and find out how you can begin to advocate for yourself.

The Many Faces of Advocacy

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Each year, as summer turns into fall, the cancer community begins a period of awareness, as many cancer awareness months and observances occur in September, October and November. Here at the Cancer Support Community, we wanted to use this opportunity to bring awareness to the importance of advocacy for everyone touched by cancer. That’s why we’re launching our Many Faces of Advocacy campaign. Over the next three months, we will try to demystify advocacy and explain all the different ways anyone can be a cancer advocate.

Talking to Kids About Cancer

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

You were diagnosed with cancer and have to decide how to tell your kids. How do you explain cancer to children? How do you help guide them through your treatment? We know that supporting your children through this process can be a daunting task. So, here are some ideas, activities and resources to help you navigate this part of your cancer journey.

Meet Our Returning CSC Team Triathlon Members

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On Sunday, September 11, the Cancer Support Community is partnering with the Events DC Nation’s Triathlon for our 2nd annual Team CSC event. We wanted to introduce you to two team members who are back for their second Team CSC triathlon event. Meet these incredible and dedicated triathlon participants with some short Q&As!

Meet Our Newest CSC Team Triathlon Members

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

On Sunday, September 11, the Cancer Support Community is partnering with the Events DC Nation’s Triathlon for our 2nd annual Team CSC event. We wanted to introduce you to some of newest members of Team CSC with some short Q&As.

Creating Your Cancer Support Network Online

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

<p>MyLifeLine.org is a Denver-based non-profit focused on social and emotional support services for cancer patients. Since technology is such a big part of our day-to-day lives, it&rsquo;s amazing to be able to use it for support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Learn more about MyLifeLine.org and how it can be used to provide a community for those impacted by cancer.</p>

How Words Heal: A Q&A with Susan Gubar

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

In the book Reading & Writing Cancer, Susan Gubar discusses how writing and reading can be therapeutic explorations of one’s cancer journey. The book gives techniques for writing about a personal cancer experience, and it provides various examples of authors’ published pieces about cancer to be examined. In this blog post we sat down with Susan to talk about her book and how words can help right some of cancer's wrongs. You can hear more from Susan Gubar on this the Cancer Support Community's online radio show, Frankly Speaking About Cancer.

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