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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.

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.

Is there a Genetic Link between Autism and Cancer?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dozens of genes have been linked to both autism and cancer. For example, one form of autism is caused by a mutation in the PTEN gene – this same mutation is also linked to head, neck, thyroid, prostate, skin, breast, and lung cancer, and much more.

National Cancer Prevention Month

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

There are many factors which can cause cancer, not all of which are fully understood. Despite this uncertainty, we are aware of some ways to decrease the risk of developing certain types of cancer. This February, as we recognize National Cancer Prevention Month, we’d like to share this knowledge about how to decrease the number of people diagnosed with cancer each year.

The Power of Information: Self-Advocacy for Cancer Patients

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

We’re continuing our month-long spotlight on self-advocacy this week with a look at the most potent tool at a cancer patient’s disposal: information. No matter where you are in your cancer journey, self-advocating begins with seeking information and harnessing as much knowledge as you can.

Cancer Clinical Trials: The Search for Hope

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This week's blog post features the story of two patients, Elisa and Bill. Elisa and Bill represent the people facing cancer who actively seek information about the treatments available for their cancer, who work as partners with their doctors and health care teams to make the best decisions about their care. They both made choices that involved dislocation, uncertainty and loss. They made these choices because the clinical trial represented something more important. They chose hope--hope for longer, better lives.

Creating Hope Through Clinical Trials: A Q&A with Dr. Patricia Robinson

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This week's blog post is an excerpt from last month's Cancer Experience Registry newsletter. This excerpt is from a Q&A with Dr. Patricia Robinson, Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology at Loyola University Hospital, on the importance of cancer clinical trials.

Cancer Clinical Trials: Getting Beyond the Myths

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Right now, we are in an era of remarkable progress in understanding why and how cancers start and grow. Researchers are developing many new ways to treat cancers. In the last 10 years, targeted therapies and immunotherapy have opened the doors to real hope for longer, better lives--even cures--for people whose cancers could not be treated successfully.

When it’s Time for a Second Opinion

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hearing you have cancer can be shocking. And it’s perfectly reasonable to want to take action and begin treatment right away. However, taking your time can have several advantages, including having the opportunity to evaluate options and seek other opinions.

10 Things You Should Do If You are Diagnosed with Cancer

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This week’s blog post is by Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of the Cancer Support Community. This blog post also appears this month in the Huffington Post, and you can read more of Kim’s Huffington Post blog posts here.

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