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What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Danielle Ofri is an internist at Bellevue Hospital, an associate professor of medicine at NYU, and editor in chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. Her latest book is What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. Doctor-patient communication is a two-way highway of information, with each person endeavoring to convey information to the other. But there can be numerous roadblocks and detours, as anyone who has been party to our medical system can attest.

PRIDE Month: Health Disparities and Care for LGBT Cancer Patients

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Every June, LGBTQ+ pride month is celebrated with parades and marches across the country.Studies have shown that the LGBTQ+ community has a higher risk of being diagnosed with certain cancers than non-LGBTQ people. Education around being LGBTQ+ and a cancer patient is growing to support the LGBTQ+ cancer community.

Discussing Men’s Health Week

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

International Men’s Health Week is celebrated from June 12 to June 18 (Father’s Day!). This week is used to raise awareness of preventable health problems in both men and boys and encourage early detection and treatment of disease.

The Importance of Psychosocial Care for Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Because of improving prevention, detection, and treatment, cancer survivors are a growing population. In 2016, there were more than 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the U.S. Here at CSC, we know that survivors face unique, ongoing challenges that many people do not understand.

Again at Breakaway from Cancer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last week, I traveled to Breakaway from Cancer, a collaboration between Amgen and four non-profit organizations, including Prevent Cancer, the Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Breakaway provides resources about cancer to attendees of a week-long Lifestyle Festival throughout cities in California—following the Amgen Tour of California.

April Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The month of April draws attention to many different cancers. It is National Oral, Head, and Neck, Esophageal, and Testicular Awareness Month. April is also Alcohol Awareness month.

Reflections on Social Work Month

Friday, March 31, 2017

Although not every cancer patient will receive social work services, it’s important for patients to know social, emotional, and logistical support is available to them, either through their health care institution or through organizations like the Cancer Support Community.

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

As January comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. While cervical cancer mortality rates have fallen drastically since the 1970s, when it was the leading cause of death for women, nearly 13,000 women are still diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. It’s essential that we recognize how far we’ve come and continue to make strides in reducing cervical cancer cases in the coming years.

Serving Our Veterans

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On this December 7th, we at the Cancer Support Community join with all Americans in thanking World War II veterans and all veterans for their service to our country as we renew our commitment to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

Meeting the Unique Needs of People with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is important to give particular awareness to the unique experiences and needs of people with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). These are individuals diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, meaning the cancer has spread to more distant parts of their bodies. Metastatic breast cancer has become a disease that often can be managed for a longer period of time through various treatments.

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