Read April 9, 2021

Spotlight on Health Equity

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. This month, for National Minority Health Month, we are spotlighting health equity in cancer care. Read on to learn more about this important topic from Eucharia Borden, CSC’s Senior Director of Health Equity and Clinical Services.
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Read March 30, 2021

5 Cancer Support Resources for National Nutrition Month

A healthy diet is an important part of anyone’s care, including those who have been impacted by cancer. When National Nutrition Month rolls around each March, it’s a good reminder to make a commitment to healthy eating habits. Here, we share five CSC resources to help you get started.
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Read March 25, 2021

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. So, here are some ideas, activities and resources to help you navigate this part of your cancer journey.
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Read March 19, 2021

Medical Experts Expand Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently expanded recommendations for lung cancer screening. The group now recommends that adults with a long history of smoking should begin getting annual low-dose CT scans at age 50—5 years earlier than previously recommended. This update will make an estimated 15 million people eligible for lung cancer screening.
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Read March 18, 2021

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Talk Screening

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to encouraging patients, survivors, and caregivers to share their stories, advocate for colorectal cancer prevention, and inform others about the importance of early detection. Read part 2 in our 3-part blog series, focused on colorectal cancer screening.
Read March 17, 2021

Access to Medications Under Medicare’s 6 "Protected Classes" Policy Remains the Same

On March 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it would not move forward with proposed policy changes that would allow health plans to reduce their coverage of drugs in Medicare’s 6 “protected classes.” The Cancer Support Community applauds this decision, as this policy change would have had negative consequences for patients, including those impacted by cancer.
Read March 11, 2021

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

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.