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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.

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.

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