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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.

Cancer Clinical Trials: The Search for Hope

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This week's blog post features the story of two patients, Elisa and Bill. Elisa and Bill represent the people facing cancer who actively seek information about the treatments available for their cancer, who work as partners with their doctors and health care teams to make the best decisions about their care. They both made choices that involved dislocation, uncertainty and loss. They made these choices because the clinical trial represented something more important. They chose hope--hope for longer, better lives.

Creating Hope Through Clinical Trials: A Q&A with Dr. Patricia Robinson

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This week's blog post is an excerpt from last month's Cancer Experience Registry newsletter. This excerpt is from a Q&A with Dr. Patricia Robinson, Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology at Loyola University Hospital, on the importance of cancer clinical trials.

Who Gets to Define Value?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Today's blog post is by Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of the Cancer Support Community. This blog post was also featured this month in the Huffington Post here, and you can read more of Kim’s Huffington Post blog posts here.

CSC at the Cancer Moonshot Summit

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Last Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden hosted summits across the country and in Washington, D.C. to share progress about the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Of the 100 summits hosted across the United States, 30 of them were hosted by Cancer Support Community Affiliate locations. To see photos from their Moonshot Summits, check out our Facebook album. At the summit in Washington, D.C., our own Kim Thiboldeaux had the honor of speaking just after Vice President Biden. In case you missed it, below is a portion of Kim's speech.

A Q&A with Award-Winning Photographer Rick Guidotti

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This week’s blog post is a Q&A with award-winning photographer Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure. He recently partnered with Baxalta (now part of Shire) to launch an exhibit featuring the perspectives of people impacted by various types of rare cancer including those who have been diagnosed, their family and friends, advocacy organizations, and healthcare providers.

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