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Perspective Is Everything

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

With all the disruption and upheaval in our lives, it’s been a real struggle to feel joyful about welcoming the happy moments this month typically brings. Everyone Nancy knows seems to be riding this rollercoaster: fearful and anxious one day, grateful and calm the next. This is to be expected in the throes of such global uncertainty. Nancy was in a real funk at the start of the month, and a bit conflicted at having to be the face of resilience when she felt anything but resilient. But then two things happened that shifted her perspective.

What Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers Need to Know about the Coronavirus

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For many cancer patients and survivors with compromised immune systems, the reporting on this public health emergency may likely be source of anxiety. At a time when information is coming at us at a rapid pace, we are putting resources for you here, in one place. Read on to view a list of the resources we have and the actions CSC are taking to provide support to individuals affected by cancer.

What is the Federal Government Doing to Help People Impacted by Coronavirus?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

If you are a person impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), are living with cancer, or are immunocompromised, one important way to maintain some sense of control in what might be an anxiety-provoking time is to understand what is being done from a policy perspective to help respond to the pandemic, and how these changes have the potential to actually impact you and your community.

The Power of Pause

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Nancy shares a strategy passed on to her from a friend in recovery, of how to pause to take care of ourselves—body, spirit and mind. When we tend to our needs, we have so much more to give to others.

Helpline Hero Spotlight: Terri Bauer

Thursday, May 14, 2020

This special series introduces you to our Helpline counselors and specialists, our frontline workers who are tirelessly assisting cancer patients and caregivers. They provide emotional support and navigation on finances, nutrition, referrals as well as challenges presented by COVID-19, including relief grants for financially distressed patients. In this entry meet Cancer Support Helpline Counselor Terri Bauer, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C.

Advocate Spotlight: Courtney Lozano

Monday, May 11, 2020

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Courtney and her advice for people impacted by cancer during this anxiety provoking time.

If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

Staying Strong During Times of Stress and Uncertainty

Thursday, April 23, 2020

After being a caregiver for her husband during his nearly 7-year battle with brain cancer, there’s one thing that Nancy’s learned, It’s to rely on cautious optimism and find ways to adapt and find joy in the face of uncertainty and social isolation.

CSC’s Distress Screening Tool Shown to Benefit Patients and Caregivers

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

CSC’s Distress Screening Tool Shown to Benefit Patients and Caregivers

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) recently spoke with Dr. William Dahut, Scientific Director for Clinical Research at the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research, during our weekly radio show Frankly Speaking About Cancer. During the discussion, Dr. Dahut said, “Even though a lot of our time is focused on this horrible pandemic, I think it’s important that your listeners understand that we are still doing everything we can to improve the outcome for cancer patients.” We at CSC agree wholeheartedly with this statement and are likewise committed. Our team at The Research and Training Institute (RTI) recently presented findings on the benefits of using two versions of our CancerSupportSource®(CSS®) distress screening tool—one for caregivers and one for patients—at two major conferences to further this effort.

Choose the Sun, Not the Surrounding Storm

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This is the first in a series of new columns about resilience, an area Nancy Sharp is passionate about and grew to be an expert in precisely because of her experience as a longtime cancer caregiver. She'll share her philosophy on resilience with you.

Advocate Spotlight: Avery Smith

Monday, April 13, 2020

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Avery and her advice for others who are interested in becoming an advocate.

If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

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