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The Golden State Speaks: A Story of Attending 2016’s Breakaway from Cancer

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Last week, I traveled to Breakaway from Cancer, a collaboration between Amgen and four non-profit organizations, including the Cancer Support Community, to provide resources about cancer through an eight-day Lifestyle Festival throughout cities in California.

Hope: What Motivates Us to Go Forward

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"By definition," Lillie Shockney says, "hope is something in the future, something that motivates us to go forward in some manner. When someone is facing cancer, it's important from the outset to learn what that person's life goals and hopes are and to think about whether these hopes can be fulfilled. Are they realistic? Sometimes, you have to step back and take a different path."

5 Videos to Help You Manage Stress

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April is Stress Awareness Month—a month devoted to increasing awareness about stress. The goal of Stress Awareness Month, instituted in 1992, is three-fold: to help the public understand the dangers of stress, how to cope with stress and to clarify potentially harmful misconceptions about stress. Here are 5 of our favorite videos for managing stress.

Be Here Now: A Q&A with Director Lilibet Foster

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This week's blog post is a Q&A with Academy Award nominee Lilibet Foster. Lilibet is the director of the documentary film Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story), released this Spring. Be Here Now follows the story of actor Andy Whitfield, his wife Vashti and their family as they embrace life rather than fear after Andy is diagnosed with cancer. Watch the trailer here, and learn more about how you can screen the film in your community here.

Care of the Whole Patient—During and After Treatment

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

There’s a new term floating around the cancer community: cancer rehabilitation. What does this mean? Cancer rehabilitation is a combination of services that help a cancer survivor find his or her “new normal” after cancer.

A Q&A with Broadway's Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Part 3

Friday, April 8, 2016

This week’s blog post is part 3 in a Q&A series with Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. Marin and Jason will be honored with the Founders Award for Empowerment at CSC’s Spring Celebration next Thursday.

A Q&A with Broadway's Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Part 2

Thursday, April 7, 2016

This week’s blog post is part 2 in a Q&A series with Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. Marin and Jason will be honored with the Founders Award for Empowerment at CSC’s Spring Celebration next Thursday.

A Q&A with Broadway's Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley: Part 1

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This week’s blog post is part 1 in a Q&A series with Broadway stars and couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. Marin and Jason will be honored with the Founders Award for Empowerment at CSC’s Spring Celebration next Thursday.

Exploring Health Disparities in Cancer-Related Distress

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Anyone who faces a cancer diagnosis is at risk for experiencing an elevated risk of distress. A study by the Cancer Experience Registry of the Cancer Support Community provides convincing evidence that culture can have a powerful impact on the type and degree of that distress.

When More Tests Don’t Yield More Answers

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

While personalized medicine and gene testing hold a lot of promise—currently genetic tests are able to identify up to one hundred gene mutations, some of which are linked with increased cancer risk—their newness presents some challenges.

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