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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.

Amber standing in the rain
Read August 4, 2022

The Elusive Wonder of Foreverland

“Survivorship is in the whole cancer experience. It’s getting up and going to the next appointment, whether it’s appointment No. 2 or No. 282. It’s treatment. It’s surgeries. It’s putting one foot in front of the other even when the direction you’re going is unknown.” In part 4 of her 5-part blog series, Amber Havekost reflects on the meaning of survivorship and the ways it has touched every step of her journey with cancer.
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Read July 21, 2022

Cancer Defined. Me, Redefined.

In part 2 of a 5-part series that traces her cancer journey, blog writer Amber Havekost unpacks the word cancer, stripping the term of its vague meanings and abstractions and laying bare the difficult, sometimes painful realities it has unleashed in her own life. In the process, Amber also reflects on what she has gained because of it all.
Dressed in jeans and a red Cancer Support Community T-shirt, Paul smiles outside with the Boulder foothills behind him
Read July 19, 2022

You’ll Never Believe What This 71-Year-Old Is Doing

Paul, a 3-time cancer thriver, has been walking a lot ― 6.7 miles a day, on average, to be exact. And the 71-year-old has no intention of slowing down. His goal is to walk 1,500 miles this year, and he hopes to far exceed that. Keep reading to find out why.
Read July 14, 2022

Cancer Champions on Capitol Hill: Sen. Dick Durbin

This month, we recognize Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois as a cancer champion for his work in advocating for increased investments in cancer research. Sen. Durbin lost his father to lung cancer at a young age. Watch a short video to hear about his story and his hopes for a future where cancer does not take the lives of loved ones.
Amber and her family, lake photo
Read July 7, 2022

The Enormity of 3 Small Words

When Amber Havekost learned she had breast cancer, her world turned upside down. “Time stopped,” she writes. “The picture of my life in my head suddenly turned blurry and void of color, now with the word ‘cancer’ in bright red, etched onto my mind’s eye.” Read on to learn more about Amber’s story and how she confronted the enormity of 3 words, “I have cancer,” with the belief that hope can permeate hardship.
a woman counselor meeting with another woman
Read June 30, 2022

How to File a Health Insurance Appeal for a Denied Claim: What Patients Need to Know

If your insurance provider denies a claim for medical services you’ve received, you have the right to file an appeal. The process of filing an appeal can seem daunting. But it is both your right and in your best interest to appeal a denied claim that you and your healthcare team deem important for your health. Keep reading for step-by-step guidance and tools to help you through the process.
A mother and daughter smiling in front of a laptop
Read June 23, 2022

El cáncer cambia la vida: crea tu comunidad de apoyo en línea hoy mismo

MyLifeLine, la comunidad de apoyo digital gratuita de CSC para las personas afectadas por el cáncer, existe para conectar a los pacientes oncológicos con amigos y familiares para reducir el estrés, la ansiedad y el aislamiento. Además, constituye un espacio seguro para crear conexiones genuinas con otras personas afectadas por el cáncer.
Two women sitting down and talking
Read June 16, 2022

CSC’s New Peer Support Program Aims to Reduce Disparities in Cancer Clinical Trials

"I said to myself: This is something that I can do," notes Brenda, a Peer Specialist in our new peer support program. The program is a free, over-the-phone service that helps Black or African American cancer patients learn more about clinical trials by matching them with a peer. Keep reading to learn how Brenda is working with our program to help open doors to clinical trials.
Read June 14, 2022

Cancer Champions on Capitol Hill: Rep. Tom Cole

Each month we've been spotlighting a member of Congress who supports legislation and initiatives that make a difference in the lives of people impacted by cancer. This month, we recognize Rep. Tom Cole of the 4th Congressional District of Oklahoma.
CSC Won Top Honors at the Spring 2022 Digital Health Awards
Read June 12, 2022

The Votes Are In: CSC Wins Big at Prominent Awards Ceremony

CSC won an outstanding 18 awards at the Spring 2022 Digital Health Awards, a testament to our unwavering commitment to produce the highest standard of support tools and education materials for people impacted by cancer. Read on to discover the award-winners.