Our blog covers a wide range of topics to help support, inspire, and inform members of our community, including those who have been personally impacted by cancer. Use the search filters below to find blog posts on topics that are important to you, from wellness tips, advocacy & policy news, and cancer research findings to stories and insights shared by patients, survivors, and caregivers.

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Read May 24, 2023

The #1 Thing You Can Do to Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Practicing sun safety can help you reduce your risk. Here’s how to enjoy the great outdoors while protecting your skin. Plus: Skin cancer signs to look for, and what we can learn from a former U.S. president about the importance of early detection.
Read May 18, 2023

What To Know About Prior Authorization & How It Impacts You

As you make decisions about your cancer treatment, it can be helpful to understand what prior authorization is and how it can impact your care. Sometimes, prior authorization programs can be barriers to getting needed treatments. Keep reading to learn more, including what to do if your health insurance company denies a prior authorization request from your healthcare provider.
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Read May 11, 2023

6 Strategies to Ease Your Worries About Cancer Recurrence

Fear of cancer recurrence can affect every aspect of your life. Being aware of possible triggers and having coping tools ready can help you manage these feelings and other worries about the future. While no single strategy is guaranteed to make fears of recurrence go away completely, here are 6 coping methods that may help ease your distress.
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Read April 27, 2023

How to Use Storytelling to Inspire Action & Drive Change

Storytelling is an opportunity to connect with others, especially those who may not understand your experience or point of view. Because of this, storytelling can be an excellent tool in an advocate’s toolbox. Our blog explains how you can leverage storytelling in cancer advocacy — and shares tips for telling your own story.
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Read April 21, 2023

Testicular Cancer Diagnosis? Start Here.

If you are facing a testicular cancer diagnosis, 3 key steps can help you gain control of your journey. Keep reading to discover more, and hear from a testicular cancer survivor about his own experience navigating his diagnosis and treatment.
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Read April 11, 2023

Don’t Go It Alone: Find Support as an AYA With Cancer

Young people face unique challenges in their cancer experience. As an AYA, having access to social and emotional support is critical. Keep reading to learn about common challenges AYAs may face, and discover support resources that can help.
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Read April 4, 2023

7 Tips to Manage Scanxiety

Worried about an upcoming cancer scan or imaging test? You're not alone. This type of anxiety is so common that it has a nickname: "scanxiety." Waiting can be one of the most stressful aspects of living with cancer, but there are strategies that can help you cope. Keep reading for self-care tips to ease your worries.
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Read March 22, 2023

5 Ways Oncology Social Workers Can Help After a Cancer Diagnosis

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can feel like you’ve landed in uncharted territory with no map or GPS to guide you. That’s where oncology social workers can help. These compassionate professionals can help patients and their families cope with and navigate cancer. They can even help patients find solutions to unexpected challenges. Some might surprise you. Keep reading to discover 5 ways oncology social workers can help throughout the entire cancer experience.