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John Wind and Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness

Friday, October 13, 2017

Through the month of October, our favorite jewelry designer, John Wind, is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness month by selling unique ombré baroque pearls. Ten percent of all sales from these beautiful pieces will benefit the Cancer Support Community, which provides services and support to those impacted by cancer—free of charge.

Age Bias Is a Problem for Breast Cancer Patients

Monday, October 9, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and today, we have a guest blog from No Matter My Age, an organization created to help raise awareness about age bias in genomic testing within the breast cancer community.

Brian d’Arcy James Runs to Support Cancer Patients

Friday, September 29, 2017

Brian d'Arcy James of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why, Academy Award-winning film Spotlight, and Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton is set to take on the 26.2-mile-long challenge of the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8th and raise money to support cancer patients and their loved ones served by the Cancer Support Community.

Understanding Immunotherapy

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Are you on an immunotherapy? It seems like a simple question, but there is actually a lot of confusion about what immunotherapy is and how it works.

Promoting Better Care for Cancer-Related Problems with Sexuality or Fertility

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Will2Love’s Bring it up! Cancer, Sex, and Fertility campaign has two goals: to increase the number of discussions patients and professionals have about sexuality and fertility in cancer care and to provide practical tips and tools that enable patients to get the help they need to better manage their problems.

Social Security Disability Benefits and Cancer

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be wondering if you’ll qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, the answer may not be a simple yes or no. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has different eligibility criteria for each applicant.

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Danielle Ofri is an internist at Bellevue Hospital, an associate professor of medicine at NYU, and editor in chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. Her latest book is What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. Doctor-patient communication is a two-way highway of information, with each person endeavoring to convey information to the other. But there can be numerous roadblocks and detours, as anyone who has been party to our medical system can attest.

Still Defying the Odds after 20 Years

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Paul Kraus had already proven himself to be a survivor by the time he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in 1997.

Born in a Nazi labor camp in 1944, Paul survived a cross-country escape to Poland with his mother and older brother when he was just a few months old. Four years later, he survived the ocean voyage aboard a refugee ship to Australia where the family started a new life and where he has lived ever since.

Unfortunately, that emigration to one of world’s top producers of asbestos during the height of the mineral’s worldwide popularity probably also led to his unexpected diagnosis of mesothelioma almost 50 years later.

What Can a Little Cancer Support Lead To?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

When I was 46-year-old, as a single father of my son Joel, who is 13, I tried to go to a Boy Scout camp that required a medical release form. But my doctor insisted on doing a physical before signing it. Because of this, a life-saving PSA test was given. A PSA of 19 led to a biopsy, which discovered a Gleason score of 9, and I had to tell my son that I had prostate cancer.

Make Our Lung Cancer Community More Visible - Share Your Experience

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Calling all lung cancer patients/survivors and care partners! The science is finally moving faster, providing more treatment options and hope for the future. Now we also need to help shape what the future looks like in other ways. Here in Lung Cancer Awareness Month, please take a few minutes to register for the Cancer Experience Registry and fill out the questionnaire.

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