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Children Impacted by a Parent's Cancer Month

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

At the Cancer Support Community, we recognize that a person living with cancer isn’t the only one affected by diagnosis and treatment. Cancer can also impact other members of the family, including children, as one-third of people living with cancer are diagnosed at an age when they may be caring for children.

Trump Administration to Allow Work Requirements for Medicaid Patients

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Today the Trump Administration released new eligibility requirements for nondisabled Medicaid recipients which would require them to work, seek employment, or engage in unpaid volunteer services.

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.

A National Day of Action in the Fight to #SaveCHIP

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Leading children’s health, medical, and advocacy organizations around the country have designated today, January 10, 2018, as a National Day of Action to #SaveCHIP. Today, take a moment to call or email your federal legislators and ask them to extend current CHIP funding NOW.

Cancer Support Community's Immunotherapy Resources Featured in Washington Post

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Today’s edition of the Washington Post highlights the Cancer Support Community’s immunotherapy-related resources for patients.

A Tribute To Our Dear Friend and Colleague, Jimmie Holland

Thursday, December 28, 2017

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Dr. Jimmie Holland, a true icon whose research and teachings have transformed the cancer experience for countless people throughout the world.

Tax Bill Passes and Reforms Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The United States House of Representatives and Senate have passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump before the end of the year. Marking the largest overhaul of our tax system in decades, this bill also makes changes to our nation’s health care system and social safety net.

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.

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