Often, ovarian cancer goes undiagnosed until a troubling symptom rears its head. For Danette, it was a troubling medical condition that led to her diagnosis...
This month’s featured cancer advocate is Kerri Susko, LISW-CP, OSW-C. Kerri is the Director of CSC at Prisma Health Cancer Institute. For other aspiring cancer advocates, she offers this advice: “The smallest step is a step toward change.” Read on to learn more about Kerri and how she's making an impact in the cancer community.
Weight loss is common among people with cancer, but drastic, unintentional weight and muscle loss may be a sign of a syndrome called cancer cachexia. While many people have never heard of the term cancer cachexia, it is estimated that half of all patients with cancer eventually develop this syndrome. Read on to learn more about cancer cachexia, its signs and symptoms, and how to get help from your health care team.
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops in the lymph nodes and tissues of the lymphatic system. Read on as we share some key things to know about lymphoma in recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Meet Alyssa, a 2-time pediatric cancer survivor who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 3. She experienced a relapse at age 9, and now in her early 30s, she shares her experiences with late effects of her cancer treatments. Of her cancer journey, she says, “It doesn’t define who I am, but it has made me who I am.” Read on to learn more about Alyssa.
Leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells, can occur at any age. Read on as we share key things to know about leukemia in recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, including free educational and support resources.
August is National Wellness Month — a campaign devoted to focusing on self-care and well-being. Here, we share 5 videos for cancer patients and caregivers that can help you take control of your physical and emotional well-being.
Liz Hiles spent months trying to get answers from medical providers about her unexplained urinary pain. When she was finally diagnosed with bladder cancer, surgery results revealed she had stage 3B cancer. Read on to learn more about Liz’s survivorship story and her work to dispel stereotypes around bladder cancer.
Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. This month we spotlight Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH. Rob is CEO at the Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area and has worked in cancer advocacy for more than 25 years. Read on to learn more about Rob and his advocacy work.
Cancer survivors in the LGBTQ+ community face unique challenges, and finding social connection and support is essential. Several Cancer Support Community affiliates offer support programming specifically for LGBTQ+ cancer survivors. We share a sampling of those offerings here.