At the Cancer Support Community, we believe that community is stronger than cancer. Whether you have personally been affected by cancer or simply want to help others on their survivorship journeys, your support can make a positive difference. Here, we share 5 ways you can take action to help improve life for people impacted by cancer.
Every June, pride month is celebrated with parades and marches across the country to celebrate diversity, promote dignity and equal rights, and increase visibility. Today, it is more important than ever to celebrate and support community while also acknowledging that much work is still needed to overcome health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community.
Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Maria and her passion for ensuring that everyone impacted by cancer has access to affordable treatment.
National Cancer Survivors Day is a time to recognize cancer survivors and raise awareness about the challenges of survivorship. In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day, we’ve gathered 3 top tips for navigating survivorship.
Throughout June, we are featuring a special blog series on cancer survivorship. Our first blog in this series features a Q&A with cancer survivor, author, and survivorship advocate Judith L. Pearson. Read on to learn more about Judy’s story, her new book, and a grassroots movement that continues to improve life for countless cancer survivors today.
May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 24,530 malignant brain and spinal cord tumors will be diagnosed in 2021. Read on to learn about the signs & symptoms of brain cancer, support resources, and more.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently expanded recommendations for colorectal cancer screening. The task force now recommends that people at average risk for colorectal cancer begin screening at 45 years old—5 years earlier than previously recommended. Read part 3 in our 3-part blog series focused on colorectal cancer.
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Men are at higher risk of developing bladder cancer than women. The chance of a man developing bladder cancer is about 1 in 27. Read on to learn about bladder cancer, including risk factors, symptoms, and more.
Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. Read on to learn more about Lisa, Executive Director of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and her work in cancer advocacy.
When a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it’s an emotional time. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk with your loved one about your feelings because you both have so much going on. This makes the need for physical, social, and emotional support for caregivers extremely important. Here, we share 10 tips to help caregivers find balance, support, and connection.