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Dr. Jill Biden Hears from CSC Caregiver at SXSW

Monday, March 12, 2018

Over the weekend, you might have seen the hashtag #cancerFIERCE coming out of the social media coverage of South by Southwest (SXSW).

That is because Dr. Jill Biden and other leaders with the Biden Cancer Initiative were at the gathering in Austin, TX to put the organization’s work front and center at a gathering of leading thinkers and entrepreneurs.

As part of Dr. Biden’s #cancerFIERCE visit to SXSW, she met with cancer patients, caregivers, and advocates, including Mike DiMascio.

Low Cost, High Reward: A Stepped Care Program for Psychological Distress

Monday, March 5, 2018

Financial considerations may hinder the use of psychosocial care among cancer patients. Indeed, research has debated the extent to which patients are willing to pay for the costs associated with successful psychosocial interventions. A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, however, suggests that cost-effective programs are not only attainable, but that they also have promising implications for the well-being of distressed cancer patients.

Four Things You Need to Know About Kidney Cancer

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March is a busy month for cancer awareness. In addition to Colorectal Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, it’s also Kidney Cancer Awareness Month.

We’ve compiled a short list of four things you need to know about kidney cancer for information, knowledge, and support during Kidney Cancer Awareness Month.

New Health Care Options May Not Protect Patients

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Trump Administration has proposed several rules outlining new health insurance options that would provide lower cost insurance coverage to consumers. However, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) believes that these plans may not comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare).

How to Manage Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

If you are a cancer survivor, fear of cancer recurrence may be one of the hardest things to live with. After you’ve gone through a cancer experience, you may worry in the back of your mind that you’ll hear the phrase “your cancer has returned” one day.

A Week of Government Spending and Blueprints for the Future

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Over the past week, Congress and the Trump Administration have made progress on government funding and budgeting for the coming years. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was passed into law and Trump released his 2019 proposed budget—which does not carry the rule of law but does highlight the Administration’s priorities in the coming year. Both of these policy documents include significant health care issues.

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.

Advocate Spotlight: Bev Soult, President/CEO of CSC Central Ohio

Thursday, February 1, 2018

"By becoming an advocate, at any level, we are able to unify our organization throughout the nation and become one voice for Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club, advocating for all cancer patients and survivors."

Read more from Bev about her own experience in advocacy, and her advice for those wanting to get more involved.

Ending the Government Shutdown and Funding Children’s Healthcare

Friday, January 26, 2018

Earlier this week, Congress passed a bill to keep the government open for another three weeks (until February 8) and extend the funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
for another six years.

Share Your Cancer Experience

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chef Hans Rueffert, a stomach cancer survivor who has appeared on The Food Network, has recorded a new 90-second video about the Cancer Experience Registry.

The Registry is free, confidential and open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer or provides care to someone with cancer.

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