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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.

A Night with Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley

Monday, June 12, 2017

On May 31st, I had the absolute pleasure of watching Marin Mazzie sing these words during “Broadway & Beyond,” a night of powerhouse musical performances by Mazzie and her husband Jason Danieley.

New Research Presented by CSC at ASCO 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Cancer Support Community was honored to return to ASCO and we did not come empty-handed. Armed with three abstracts and one poster presentation, CSC’s Research and Training Institute (RTI) team was ready to share our research with the oncology community. Through the Cancer Experience Registry®, the RTI has collected data from over 11,000 cancer patients and caregivers—with every type of cancer represented.

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.

The American Health Care Act is Bad Legislation for Cancer Patients

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

As members of the U.S. Senate take time during the Memorial recess to consider the American Health Care Act (AHCA), advocates should take a moment to speak out about what this legislation might mean for their healthcare coverage and access to care.

World No Tobacco Day And Stigma in the Lung Cancer Community

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Most Americans believe that lung cancer is uniquely caused by smoking, and in turn they place blame on the person with lung cancer. In general, people are not as sympathetic to lung cancer patients as they are to people with other types of cancer. We explore why this happens.

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.

Your Health this Women’s Health Week

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Every year, National Women’s Health Week starts on Mother’s Day. I use Mother’s Day to say thank you to my mom and show her how much I love her! National Women’s Health Week is another way to celebrate women around the United States by empowering them to make health a priority in their lives.

Still Defying the Odds after 20 Years

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Paul Kraus had already proven himself to be a survivor by the time he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in 1997.

Born in a Nazi labor camp in 1944, Paul survived a cross-country escape to Poland with his mother and older brother when he was just a few months old. Four years later, he survived the ocean voyage aboard a refugee ship to Australia where the family started a new life and where he has lived ever since.

Unfortunately, that emigration to one of world’s top producers of asbestos during the height of the mineral’s worldwide popularity probably also led to his unexpected diagnosis of mesothelioma almost 50 years later.

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