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Our blog covers a wide range of topics to help support, inspire, and inform members of our community, including those who have been personally impacted by cancer. Use the search filters below to find blog posts on topics that are important to you, from wellness tips, advocacy & policy news, and cancer research findings to stories and insights shared by patients, survivors, and caregivers.

A volunteer doctor conducts a visual exam at a screening event hosted by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
Read April 2, 2024

From the HPV Vaccine to Self-Exams: Tips to Prevent & Detect Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer is more common among men than women, but rates have been on the rise among women. What can you do to lower your risk? Are there ways to detect it early? The executive director of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance sheds light on this disease and shares tips for prevention and early detection. Here's what we learned.
Jawanna
Read March 26, 2024

Here's How One Woman Is Showing Myeloma Who’s Boss

When Jawanna was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, she was determined not to let it take over her life. Today she’s living life to the fullest, and she shares her story to help foster hope and connection among others living with MM. “I wanted to try to be a face to the illness and just let people know that you are not alone and there are resources out there,” she says. Read on for Jawanna's inspiring story.
A woman listens as a young boy talks
Read March 15, 2024

Talking to Kids About Cancer

You were diagnosed with cancer and have to decide how to tell your kids. How do you explain cancer to children? How do you help guide them through your treatment? We know that supporting your children through this process can be a daunting task. Here are some ideas, activities, and resources, including insights from parents with cancer, to help you navigate this part of your cancer journey.
Gildna Radner laughs with a friend
Read March 7, 2024

5 Women Who Helped Shape Cancer Care

Over the past few centuries, women have made significant contributions to advancing cancer care and cancer support. That includes women working in STEM fields like oncology, and in non-STEM fields too. We present 5 women who helped make a difference for patients and families impacted by cancer, each in their unique way.
Young males and females are sharing ideas during group therapy
Read February 29, 2024

Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Rising in YAs ― Here's What to Know

Why is colorectal cancer becoming more common among young adults? What are the risk factors? Are there any steps people can take to lower their risk? We also remember actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020 after quietly living with colon cancer for several years. His diagnosis has helped bring more awareness to the rising trend of CRC in the YA population.
A yellow road sign on the side of an empty road displays a large question mark
Read February 22, 2024

Personalized Cancer Support Resources at Your Fingertips

Overwhelmed by a cancer diagnosis, a recurrence, or life after treatment? Support is just ahead. Our short survey is designed to help point you in the right direction. Keep reading to find out how you can get started.
A shelf filled with jars of sunflower butter and cans of tuna
Read February 15, 2024

Need Help With Food Costs After a Cancer Diagnosis?

The cost of cancer care can be stressful for anyone living with cancer. If cancer costs are making it hard for you or someone you know to access sufficient and nutritious food, it can make the experience even more stressful. We share 5 food assistance programs and resources that can help.