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Being Your Own Best Advocate: Advice from Olympic gymnast and cancer survivor, Shannon Miller

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Shannon Miller is a 7-time Olympic medalist in gymnastics. She’s also a mother, an author, a dedicated health and wellness advocate - and an ovarian cancer survivor. An unexpected cancer diagnosis, and the treatment journey that followed, forced her to discover a new normal and has further fueled her passion of empowering and educating women around health and wellness. She’s partnered with TESARO and Our Way Forward to encourage patients, their loved ones and healthcare providers talk about ovarian cancer. Learn more, and read other blog perspectives at https://www.ourwayforward.com/.

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.

How You Can Help a Young Adult with Cancer in Need

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The issue here is that AYAs have specific needs that children and older people with cancer don’t necessarily have. There are 3 main coping strategies to remember when being socially supportive: Share. Listen. Support

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.

Left Behind: Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, often referred to as “AYAs,” are loosely defined as people ages 15-39 years old. People on the younger side of this range often get treatment tailored to children, and people on the older side of this range often get treatment tailored to older individuals. The issue here is that AYAs have specific needs that children and older people with cancer don’t necessarily have.

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.

Practicing Gratitude Increases Physical and Metal Health

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving is a day for food, family, and being thankful for the blessings in your life. But thankfulness should not be a yearly occurrence. Adopting a daily gratitude practice scientifically makes you healthier and happier. Over the past 20 years, researchers have found that making a habit of expressing gratitude can have physical and mental benefits.

How to Practice Self-Care as a Caregiver

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

For our 35th anniversary year, as part of our Fall Cancer Awareness campaign, the Cancer Support Community would like to highlight how you can support someone with cancer so that you or your loved ones can feel “sustained by community.”

Let’s Talk About Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Friday, November 17, 2017

Recognizing the the unique needs of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia patients, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) education team utilized CML specific information from CSC’s Cancer Experience Registry to create the CML Discussion Tool.

Sustained by Community

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

For our 35th anniversary year, as part of our Fall Cancer Awareness campaign, the Cancer Support Community would like to highlight how you can support someone with cancer so that you or your loved ones can feel “sustained by community.”

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