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Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month: What Do You Need to Know?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

To recognize Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month this month, we answer some commonly asked questions and offer resources to learn more about this treatment.

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.

The Financial Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

When Len Rodgers was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2003, many questions about his diagnosis raced through his head.

There was one worry that was especially high on his list, however: whether he would be able to afford the medication to treat his cancer.

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.

The Necessity of Immunotherapy Education for Cancer Patients

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Though knowledge about immunotherapy is still relatively low, Immunotherapy continues to offer promising treatments for many tumor types.

Care of the Whole Patient—During and After Treatment

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

There’s a new term floating around the cancer community: cancer rehabilitation. What does this mean? Cancer rehabilitation is a combination of services that help a cancer survivor find his or her “new normal” after cancer.

Making a Decision About Cancer Treatment

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The good news in recent years is that there are more and more types of treatment for many kinds of cancer. No longer does “one size fit all” when you are making a decision about the type of treatment you’ll receive. More good news is that increasingly people are making these decisions jointly with their health care team as a part of shared decision making.

The challenge is that having to make these complicated treatment decisions can leave people feeling overwhelmed and confused. This is because for many people there is more than one treatment choice, and each of these choices has advantages and disadvantages.

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