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Three Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer & Cancer Disparities

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

When health care providers investigate cancer diagnoses and cancer survival rates, it is important for them to examine the disparities between various demographics and what causes these differences as they may impact treatment decision making and outcomes.

What Is the Link Between Obesity and Colorectal Cancer?

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The adverse effects of obesity include conditions like type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. However, obesity has also been linked to the development of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer.

Why Hispanic Women Face Unique Endometrial Cancer Obstacles

Monday, April 22, 2019

Endometrial cancer— a type of uterine cancer that forms in the tissue lining of the uterus—is one of the most common cancers in American women, yet many populations, including Hispanic women, lack the necessary information to recognize risk factors.

Three Questions & Answers About Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy

Thursday, March 28, 2019

While a cancer diagnosis during pregnancy is rare, it does occur. Read our short Q-and-A on what to know about treatment during pregnancy.

Increasing Breast Cancer Awareness Among Asian-American Women

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Like many women in communities of color, Asian-Americans face disproportionate health outcomes. Many Asian-American women lack important education about breast cancer symptoms, which can lead to later diagnoses and worse health outcomes.

How Northwest Medical Specialties Helps Ensure No One Faces Cancer Alone

Thursday, May 3, 2018

In January, with the generous financial support of the Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation, Northwest Medical Specialties became a CSC health care partner. With six locations in Washington State, Northwest Medical Specialties is committed to providing world-class, holistic care to everyone who walks through their doors.

The CSC Program Director at Northwest Medical Specialties is a social worker named Abra Kelson. We asked Abra a few questions about her experiences launching the CSC at Northwest Medical Specialties and how her programming will impact patients and caregivers in her community.

The Support You Still Need: AYA Survivorship

Monday, April 2, 2018

April 1-7 marks Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer (AYAs) face a whole new set of fears after they’ve finished treatment. Check out our blog from a young adult cancer survivor to learn more about this population.

Four Things You Need to Know About Kidney Cancer

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March is a busy month for cancer awareness. In addition to Colorectal Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, it’s also Kidney Cancer Awareness Month.

We’ve compiled a short list of four things you need to know about kidney cancer for information, knowledge, and support during Kidney Cancer Awareness Month.

Making Hard Decisions about Breast Cancer

Monday, October 30, 2017

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy, but it becomes even more complicated when you feel pressured to make a quick decision about your treatment. The internet is teeming with so many breast cancer treatment options, studies, and opinions that it’s hard to determine what is best for you.

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.

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