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.

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Read November 20, 2023

Giving Thanks Can Boost Our Health & Happiness

Studies show that practicing gratitude regularly can help us feel better — mind, body, and soul. But how, exactly? Keep reading to discover the benefits of giving thanks. Plus, learn 5 ways to cultivate gratitude during times of stress.
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Read November 16, 2023

This Pageant Queen Is Shedding a Light on Cancer Caregiving

Caregivers can provide emotional and logistical support throughout a loved one’s cancer experience. Some caregivers do this while living hundreds of miles away from their loved one. During her reign as Miss District of Columbia USA 2023, Cassie Baloue has committed to bringing attention to this critical role and the importance of caregiver support. Here's her story.
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Read November 1, 2023

6 Things to Know About 2024 Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is the time of year that you can make changes to your health insurance coverage, usually through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Our financial specialists answer key questions to help you prepare for 2024 open enrollment.
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Read October 26, 2023

3 Ways to Shatter the Stigma of Liver Cancer & Find Healing

Stigma surrounding liver cancer stems from misconceptions and stereotypes associated with the disease. These negative views can create feelings of shame, guilt, and isolation. In turn, this can make it harder to cope with a liver cancer diagnosis and harder to heal. Here's what you can do to combat stigma and find healing.
Read October 19, 2023

Kim's Squamous Cell Carcinoma Story: One Day at a Time

MyLifeLine gave Kim the avenue to vent about his frustrations and feelings, give updates on progress and share pictures. “It helped me out immensely. It helped my family and friends try to understand what I was going through, which was important to me."
Read October 13, 2023

Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Every year between October 15 and December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare coverage. This “open enrollment” period provides an opportunity for individuals over the age of 65 to review their Medicare coverage to determine if a different plan may better meet their needs. Our financial navigation specialists are here to help you explore the options.
Read October 11, 2023

A Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Words of Hope & Ways to Cope

Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. You also might be a breast cancer patient or survivor, like Kay, who was diagnosed with an aggressive, advanced stage breast cancer in 2020. Read on to learn about Kay, whose story may help other patients and survivors feel less alone in their experience.