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Read July 28, 2021

The Gift of Today: Finding Joy and Purpose in the Present

There are so many emotional changes that come with one's cancer journey. Yet it can also be a time to look inward and start living in the present. Here, we share some tips that can help you cope healthfully with your emotions and find joy and purpose in the present.
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Read July 20, 2021

Strength in Survivorship: Cancer Survivor Evelina Shares Her Story

Our survivorship series continues with a Q&A with Evelina, a breast cancer survivor who has been sharing her experience — both the gifts and the challenges — with others. “One of the toughest challenges I faced throughout my journey was losing my father right in the midst of treatment,” she says. Read on to learn more about Evelina’s story.
Dr. Stephen Edge wears a suit and tie and smiles beside a window within a modern building
Read July 15, 2021

July Advocate Spotlight: Dr. Stephen B. Edge

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Dr. Stephen B. Edge's work as a surgical oncologist and his passion for assuring that every person with cancer gets quality care.
Middleweight boxing champion Daniel Jacobs interacts with a group of children
Read July 9, 2021

Bone Cancer Awareness Month

Daniel Jacobs is a 2-time middleweight world champion. This boxing pro is also a cancer survivor. July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month, so recognizing Daniel’s story now seems fitting. It’s also an opportune time to talk about bone cancer, risk factors, and treatment options. Read on for more details.
Amber smiles from inside her home with bright purple hair.
Read July 2, 2021

Living on Purpose: Cancer Survivor Amber Havekost Shares Her Journey

Amber Havekost wears many hats in life — mother, wife, survivorship coach, avid writer. She is also a breast cancer survivor. In a Q&A with the Cancer Support Community, Amber shares her survivorship story with us. “As deep as my pain goes, so does my gratitude," she notes, "not one replacing the other, but both existing together.” Read on for more words of wisdom and inspiration from Amber.
Marcia Donziger, CSC Chief Culture Office, smiles at her office desk
Read June 26, 2021

Giving Back & Moving Forward: Meet Cancer Survivor Marcia Donziger

Next up in our special blog series on cancer survivorship, we get to know Marcia Donziger, Chief Culture Officer at the Cancer Support Community. In this Q&A, we learn more about Marcia’s journey as a stage 3 ovarian cancer survivor and find out what cancer survivorship means to her.
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Read June 23, 2021

Marking Pride Month: Meet Patient Advocate Tony Burns

To mark Pride Month, we talk with cancer survivor and patient advocate Tony Burns. In this Q&A, we learn about the native Washingtonian’s personal experience with cancer. Tony also talks with us about health inequities in the LGBTQ community and shares ways we can work to overcome them.
An African American couple snuggles in front of a tree-lined backdrop
Read June 21, 2021

Barriers and Opportunities: Health Equity in the COVID-19 Response

Over one year since COVID-19 was first declared a public health emergency, the pandemic continues to pose increased risks and burdens on cancer patients and survivors and has illuminated the longstanding disparities in our health care system. Read on to learn more about what can be done to improve health equity in the COVID-19 response.
A new Frankly Speaking About Cancer book about clinical trials features photos of people from diverse race and ethnic backgrounds
Read June 18, 2021

3 New Resources Focus on Diversity in Clinical Trials

The Cancer Support Community has added 3 new educational resources to the Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Clinical Trials library. The materials highlight the importance of diversity in clinical trials and provide information for patients to determine if a clinical trial is right for them.