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5 Ways Oncology Social Workers Can Help After a Cancer Diagnosis
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can feel like you’ve landed in uncharted territory with no map or GPS to guide you. That’s where oncology social workers can help. These compassionate professionals can help patients and their families cope with and navigate cancer. They can even help patients find solutions to unexpected challenges. Some might surprise you. Keep reading to discover 5 ways oncology social workers can help throughout the entire cancer experience.
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.
What Is the Link Between Obesity and Colorectal Cancer?
Obesity can put people at risk for adverse conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. It has also been linked to the development of certain cancers, including colorectal cancer. Keep reading to learn about the possible connections between obesity and colorectal cancer, and discover ways people can reduce their risk of developing either condition.
Value of Distress Screening for Healthcare Utilization and Spending
Distress screening identifies people at risk for mental health concerns like anxiety or depression. For cancer patients, who are at higher risk than the general population for both anxiety and depression, it is especially critical to screen for these concerns. Keep reading to learn how our distress screening program can foster better outcomes for people with cancer and lower healthcare utilization and spending.
10 Things You Should Do If You Are Diagnosed With Cancer
For many people, facing a cancer diagnosis is like nothing they have faced before. It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, as you start this new journey, there are steps you can take to gain control. Here are 10 things you should do if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer.
How Can Cancer-related Side Effects Impact Mental Wellness?
Cancer-related side effects can be hard on patients physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our research uncovered one surprising explanation about the link between pain & nausea intensity and psychological well-being. Keep reading for more details and ways to cope.
6 Things You Should Know After the State of the Union Address
CSC's CEO Debbie Weir reflects on key takeaways from President Biden's Feb. 7 State of the Union and what they mean for people impacted by cancer. "I am so grateful that President Biden chose to shine a light on the needs and concerns of people coping with cancer during his speech," she writes.
A Dietitian Dispels 3 Myths About Eating Well With Cancer
Between the internet, TV, and the media, we have access to an abundance of information, but it’s not always accurate. Cancer nutrition is one area where myths and misconceptions can create confusion and needless worry. Oncology dietitian Chelsey Schneider, of Savor Health, spoke with our Senior Director of Education and Outreach, Rachel Saks, about ways to eat healthy after a cancer diagnosis. Schneider also cleared up 3 nutrition myths that oncology dietitians commonly hear. Keep reading to learn the myths, and the facts that debunk them.
There's Nothing Like a Home-cooked Meal, Especially One to Help a Friend
If your friend has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be wondering how you can best support them. One great place to start is by asking if they’d like help with meals. Organizing healthy, home-cooked meals for your friend can be a perfect way to show your support and love as they navigate their diagnosis. Keep reading for 7 tips to help you get started.
Doctor Priorities vs. Patient Priorities: How to Strike a Balance
A doctor's No. 1 priority is treating their patient's illness or disease. But for some patients, their No. 1 priority might not be their disease. So, what happens when your priorities and your doctor's priorities don't align? Keep reading for tips on striking a balance that works for you.