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Tips for Living Well with an MPN

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Myeloproliferative neoplasms, -MPNs- are a group of blood cancers that cause the body to overproduce blood cells in the bone marrow due to genetic mutations originating in stem cells. Last year, only about 14,500 people in the United States were diagnosed with an MPN. Many people are often unaware that this group of cancers exist. Each year the Cancer Support Community strives to “shine the light on MPNs” and raise awareness of MPNs and the impact of living with a rare type of cancer. This year is no different. Thursday, September 8, is MPN Awareness Day, and to commemorate the day, guest host Linda House offers tips for living well with an MPN.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Shining The Light on MPNs

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This year, only about 14,500 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a myeloproliferative neoplasm, MPN, a rare group of blood cancers. Living with a rare cancer, like an MPN, comes with a unique set of challenges. The diagnosis can be hard to understand, and treatment is often “watch-and-wait” or symptom management only.

In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September and MPN Awareness Day on September 11, join us to shine a light on these rare cancers. Guest host Linda House welcomes back to the show Melissa Wright, LMSW, OSW-C, Program Director at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities to talk more about how to live well with a rare cancer.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Encore Presentation: Shining The Light on MPNs

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

This year, only about 14,500 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a myeloproliferative neoplasm, MPN, a rare group of blood cancers. Living with a rare cancer, like an MPN, comes with a unique set of challenges. The diagnosis can be hard to understand, and treatment is often “watch-and-wait” or symptom management only.

In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September and MPN Awareness Day on September 11, join us to shine a light on these rare cancers. Guest host Linda House welcomes back to the show Melissa Wright, LMSW, OSW-C, Program Director at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities to talk more about how to live well with a rare cancer.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)