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Veronica’s Story

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Veronica Backes, a 20 year cancer survivor, shares her inspirational story with the Cancer Support Community.

What Exactly is a Registry, Anyway?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Cancer Experience Registry serves a vital role in helping researchers better understand the cancer journey, but what exactly is the Cancer Experience Registry?

Lynch Syndrome and Cancer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Up to 5% of colorectal cancers are attributed to an inherited disorder known as Lynch syndrome. A genetic counselor will help you determine if you or other family members should consider genetic testing for Lynch syndrome. This condition increases your risk of getting not just colorectal cancer, but also the other types of cancers.

Americans Left Behind by Health Reform

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Approximately 5-8 million people in these states will fall into the coverage gap because their incomes are too high to qualify for their state’s Medicaid program, but are below the poverty level and therefore do not qualify for subsidies to buy insurance on the marketplaces.

Administration Preserves Patient Access to Certain Medications

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

On March 6, 2014 the Cancer Policy Institute at the Cancer Support Community (CSC) submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) raising concerns about how a proposed change in policy could hinder cancer patients’ access to certain types of medication.

Tips for Long-distance Caregivers

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

When someone you love has cancer, and you live far away from them, it can be overwhelming and confusing. Despite being a long-distance caregiver, you still play a vital role in providing comfort, hope and support. There are several things you can do from a distance to ensure that your loved one has the support they need throughout their cancer journey.

10 Actions You Can Take to Improve Your Quality of Life

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An excerpt from The Cancer Support Community’s newly updated and redesigned educational resource Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments and Side Effects.

Cancer Cannot Take Away our Memories

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

An inspirational poem.

New CSC Tools Designed to Help People with Metastatic Skin Cancers

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Of all skin cancer, melanoma is the most likely to become metastatic and, until recently, the picture was fairly grim. But, with several recently approved drugs – the first new treatments in over a decade – it means some people with metastatic melanoma are living longer and better than ever.

Announcing Cancer Insurance Checklist: Guía de Cobertura Médica para Personas con Cáncer

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Spanish language version of the successful resource, the Cancer Insurance Checklist, is now available. This easy-to-use guide is available to assist people with cancer, a history of cancer or at risk for cancer choose a health insurance plan.

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