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 March 14, 2023

5 Women Who Helped Shape Cancer Care

Over the past few centuries, women have made significant contributions to advancing cancer care and cancer support. That includes women working in STEM fields like oncology, and in non-STEM fields too. We present 5 women who helped make a difference for patients and families impacted by cancer, each in their unique way.
Read March 7, 2023

What Is the Link Between Obesity and Colorectal Cancer?

Obesity can put people at risk for adverse conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. It has also been linked to the development of certain cancers, including colorectal cancer. Keep reading to learn about the possible connections between obesity and colorectal cancer, and discover ways people can reduce their risk of developing either condition.
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Read February 28, 2023

Value of Distress Screening for Healthcare Utilization and Spending

Distress screening identifies people at risk for mental health concerns like anxiety or depression. For cancer patients, who are at higher risk than the general population for both anxiety and depression, it is especially critical to screen for these concerns. Keep reading to learn how our distress screening program can foster better outcomes for people with cancer and lower healthcare utilization and spending.
A female doctor in a white coat shows a male patient information on a tablet screen
Read February 23, 2023

10 Things You Should Do If You Are Diagnosed With Cancer

For many people, facing a cancer diagnosis is like nothing they have faced before. It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, as you start this new journey, there are steps you can take to gain control. Here are 10 things you should do if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer.
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Read February 16, 2023

How Can Cancer-related Side Effects Impact Mental Wellness?

Cancer-related side effects can be hard on patients physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our research uncovered one surprising explanation about the link between pain & nausea intensity and psychological well-being. Keep reading for more details and ways to cope.
Read February 9, 2023

6 Things You Should Know After the State of the Union Address

CSC's CEO Debbie Weir reflects on key takeaways from President Biden's Feb. 7 State of the Union and what they mean for people impacted by cancer. "I am so grateful that President Biden chose to shine a light on the needs and concerns of people coping with cancer during his speech," she writes.
A woman carrying a red grocery basket stands in the middle of a supermarket aisle
Read February 8, 2023

A Dietitian Dispels 3 Myths About Eating Well With Cancer

Between the internet, TV, and the media, we have access to an abundance of information, but it’s not always accurate. Cancer nutrition is one area where myths and misconceptions can create confusion and needless worry. Oncology dietitian Chelsey Schneider, of Savor Health, spoke with our Senior Director of Education and Outreach, Rachel Saks, about ways to eat healthy after a cancer diagnosis. Schneider also cleared up 3 nutrition myths that oncology dietitians commonly hear. Keep reading to learn the myths, and the facts that debunk them.
Swiss and Spinach Strata
Read January 31, 2023

There's Nothing Like a Home-cooked Meal, Especially One to Help a Friend

If your friend has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be wondering how you can best support them. One great place to start is by asking if they’d like help with meals. Organizing healthy, home-cooked meals for your friend can be a perfect way to show your support and love as they navigate their diagnosis. Keep reading for 7 tips to help you get started.
A smiling woman doctor in a white lab coat speaks with a patient
Read January 25, 2023

Doctor Priorities vs. Patient Priorities: How to Strike a Balance

A doctor's No. 1 priority is treating their patient's illness or disease. But for some patients, their No. 1 priority might not be their disease. So, what happens when your priorities and your doctor's priorities don't align? Keep reading for tips on striking a balance that works for you.
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Read January 17, 2023

5 Ways to Manage Stress After a Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

It can be overwhelming to receive a cervical cancer diagnosis. It can also be stressful to think about all the next steps to take. First, take a deep breath. Know that there are resources to turn to for information, guidance, and support. We share 5 tips to help you manage stress and take control of your journey after a cervical cancer diagnosis.