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Read June 12, 2021

5 Ways to Support Cancer Survivors

At the Cancer Support Community, we believe that community is stronger than cancer. Whether you have personally been affected by cancer or simply want to help others on their survivorship journeys, your support can make a positive difference. Here, we share 5 ways you can take action to help improve life for people impacted by cancer.
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Read June 11, 2021

Pride Month: Addressing and Overcoming Health Disparities for LGBTQ+ Cancer Patients

Every June, pride month is celebrated with parades and marches across the country to celebrate diversity, promote dignity and equal rights, and increase visibility. Today, it is more important than ever to celebrate and support community while also acknowledging that much work is still needed to overcome health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community.
CSC's June Advocate Spotlight, Maria Brown, smiles while standing beside her bike outside
Read June 10, 2021

June Advocate Spotlight: Maria Brown

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Maria and her passion for ensuring that everyone impacted by cancer has access to affordable treatment.
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Read June 6, 2021

3 Tips to Remember on National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day is a time to recognize cancer survivors and raise awareness about the challenges of survivorship. In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day, we’ve gathered 3 top tips for navigating survivorship.
Cancer survivor, author, and survivorship advocate Judy Pearson smiles with her chin resting on her hand
Read June 1, 2021

Cancer Survivor Judy Pearson Chronicles the Survivorship Movement

Throughout June, we are featuring a special blog series on cancer survivorship. Our first blog in this series features a Q&A with cancer survivor, author, and survivorship advocate Judith L. Pearson. Read on to learn more about Judy’s story, her new book, and a grassroots movement that continues to improve life for countless cancer survivors today.
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Read May 19, 2021

New Guidelines Recommend Colorectal Cancer Screening Start at Age 45

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently expanded recommendations for colorectal cancer screening. The task force now recommends that people at average risk for colorectal cancer begin screening at 45 years old—5 years earlier than previously recommended. Read part 3 in our 3-part blog series focused on colorectal cancer.
Lisa Simms Booth shares her story in our May 2021 Advocate Spotlight blog
Read May 17, 2021

May Advocate Spotlight: Lisa Simms Booth

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. Read on to learn more about Lisa, Executive Director of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and her work in cancer advocacy.
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Read May 11, 2021

10 Tips for Caregivers

When a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it’s an emotional time. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk with your loved one about your feelings because you both have so much going on. This makes the need for physical, social, and emotional support for caregivers extremely important. Here, we share 10 tips to help caregivers find balance, support, and connection.