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Seven Tips to Manage Scanxiety

Thursday, January 11, 2018

There’s no getting around it: cancer is a waiting game. Whether it’s for test results, a loved one’s upcoming scan, or your five-year checkup after treatment is complete, waiting can be one of the most stressful aspects of living with cancer.

If you find yourself feeling anxious as the next scan approaches, you’re not alone. In fact, this normal worry is so common that the cancer community gave it a nickname: “scanxiety.” There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but trying even one or two of these self-care tips can make scanxiety easier to live with.

Cancer Support Community's Immunotherapy Resources Featured in Washington Post

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Today’s edition of the Washington Post highlights the Cancer Support Community’s immunotherapy-related resources for patients.

No One Goes It Alone

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Cancer patients can feel helpless and lost in the fight against an overwhelming foe. Kim Thiboldeaux and the Cancer Support Community ensure they and their families have somebody to lean on.

Strengthened by Action: Ways to Donate

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Studies show that people who donate money are happier and healthier than those who don’t. Giving activates pleasure centers in the brain that adds to a person’s self-esteem, sense of purpose, overall happiness and physical health, regardless of income level.

Last Ditch Repeal Efforts Will Harm Cancer Patients

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Just when we started to hope that the debate over the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was at an end, a new plan to repeal and replace the law has been introduced. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have introduced a bill that would be devastating to individuals living with chronic illness including those who have been impacted by cancer.

5 Tips for Living Well from Our DC Office

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

With the summer months swimming by, the Cancer Support Community HQ staff would like to share 5 tips for some inspiration to healthy living.

Again at Breakaway from Cancer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last week, I traveled to Breakaway from Cancer, a collaboration between Amgen and four non-profit organizations, including Prevent Cancer, the Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Breakaway provides resources about cancer to attendees of a week-long Lifestyle Festival throughout cities in California—following the Amgen Tour of California.

Your Health this Women’s Health Week

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Every year, National Women’s Health Week starts on Mother’s Day. I use Mother’s Day to say thank you to my mom and show her how much I love her! National Women’s Health Week is another way to celebrate women around the United States by empowering them to make health a priority in their lives.

April Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The month of April draws attention to many different cancers. It is National Oral, Head, and Neck, Esophageal, and Testicular Awareness Month. April is also Alcohol Awareness month.

Reflections on Social Work Month

Friday, March 31, 2017

Although not every cancer patient will receive social work services, it’s important for patients to know social, emotional, and logistical support is available to them, either through their health care institution or through organizations like the Cancer Support Community.

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