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Why We Need Greater Education Around Sarcoma

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

What is sarcoma and why is it sometimes called the “forgotten cancer?"

What Are the Unique Challenges Brain Tumor Patients and Survivors Face?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Brain cancer is a life-changing and often lethal illness that warrants our increased attention and resources. Knowledge of the brain tumor experience by a wider portion of the population is an important first step to fighting this disease.

On the Road at the Amgen Tour of California

Monday, May 14, 2018

On Sunday, May 13, I set out on the Amgen Tour of California to spread the word about all the work we do here at the Cancer Support Community for cancer patients and their loved ones.

Breaking Down Barriers in Native-American Cancer Care

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Last week, two staff members of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) traveled to Tuba City, Arizona, the largest community on the Navajo Nation and home to more than 8,600 people. There, they met with Navajo and Hopi leaders to learn about the unique challenges facing Native-Americans and their access to cancer care.

The following is a Q-and-A with programs and services manager Katie Dimond about her experience in Arizona.

It is a first in a series of new CSC programs working with Navajo Nation leaders, medical leaders, and other advocates to create a ground-breaking movement for cancer support and treatment on the largest American Indian Reservation.

A “Sundae Session” with Vice President Biden and cancer patients

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

As part of our partnership with the Biden Cancer Initiative, Vice President Joe Biden met with four cancer patients who are involved with our Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee affiliate, which is one of our 170 locations worldwide that provides free cancer support.

Each of them has a unique experience with cancer – and each shared their insights with Vice President Biden during his trek across the country to learn more about the challenges facing all people living with cancer.

Three Women Who Changed Cancer Care

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Despite growing numbers of women joining science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions, the field of oncology is still a male-dominated one.

According to the latest American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) survey, for example, women made up fewer than 30 percent of the overall oncologist workforce.

That’s why during this Women’s History Month, we recognize the valuable contributions these three women (and many others) have made to improve cancer care for patients and families.

Dr. Jill Biden Continues Conversations with Caregivers

Monday, March 26, 2018

Dr. Jill Biden continued the Biden Cancer Initiative’s effort to share common challenges and lessons of the cancer experience when she met with caregiver George Hutt in Natick, Massachusetts.

How to Manage Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

If you are a cancer survivor, fear of cancer recurrence may be one of the hardest things to live with. After you’ve gone through a cancer experience, you may worry in the back of your mind that you’ll hear the phrase “your cancer has returned” one day.

Children Impacted by a Parent's Cancer Month

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

At the Cancer Support Community, we recognize that a person living with cancer isn’t the only one affected by diagnosis and treatment. Cancer can also impact other members of the family, including children, as one-third of people living with cancer are diagnosed at an age when they may be caring for children.

What it’s like when a parent is diagnosed with cancer

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

“I don’t remember my mom ever being sick,” Maddie Buyers said. “It’s weird to all the sudden realize that your mom can’t take care of you the way she used to.” Last year, her mom found out she had Stage III Breast Cancer.

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