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Age Bias Is a Problem for Breast Cancer Patients

Monday, October 9, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and today, we have a guest blog from No Matter My Age, an organization created to help raise awareness about age bias in genomic testing within the breast cancer community.

Strengthened by Action: Join the Cancer Experience Registry

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

For our 35th anniversary year, as part of our Fall Cancer Awareness campaign, the Cancer Support Community would like to highlight how to make a difference through the Cancer Experience Registry so that you or your loved ones are “strengthened by action!”

When you’re sick, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost control. There’s a power in reclaiming your story, and that process starts by sharing your experience.

Brian d’Arcy James Runs to Support Cancer Patients

Friday, September 29, 2017

Brian d'Arcy James of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why, Academy Award-winning film Spotlight, and Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton is set to take on the 26.2-mile-long challenge of the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8th and raise money to support cancer patients and their loved ones served by the Cancer Support Community.

Empowered by Knowledge: Five Ways to Manage Stress

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Stress is an inevitable part of life, especially after a cancer diagnosis. Excessive amounts of stress can harm both your physical and psychological health, and in a time when your body is already vulnerable, it’s vital to learn how to manage those feelings.

A Young Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor Shares Her Story

Monday, September 25, 2017

As a part of September’s National Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Awareness Month, we are sharing the story of Asia Cutforth, an education intern at the Cancer Support Community.

Empowered by Knowledge: Managing the Costs of Cancer Care

Thursday, September 21, 2017

When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, one big stressor is figuring out how you will afford the doctor’s visits, the diagnostic testing, and the treatments. Even with health insurance, treatment for cancer can be expensive. It is important to gather information about the expenses associated with your treatment and to be able to know your options.

Last Ditch Repeal Efforts Will Harm Cancer Patients

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Just when we started to hope that the debate over the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was at an end, a new plan to repeal and replace the law has been introduced. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have introduced a bill that would be devastating to individuals living with chronic illness including those who have been impacted by cancer.

Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer Survivor Helps Cancer Patients Cope with Lifeline

Monday, September 18, 2017

Marcia Donziger, a 20-year cancer survivor, talks about how her own and her friends' cancer journeys led to the creation of MyLifeLine offers patients a way to connect with their loved ones through a free, private personal webpage to keep family and friends informed about how they are doing.

Empowered by Knowledge: Treatment Decisions

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

For our 35th anniversary year, as part of our Fall Cancer Awareness campaign, the Cancer Support Community would like to highlight the treatment decision making process and some possible treatment options so that you or your loved ones are “empowered by knowledge!”

Health Care Reform: What's Next

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare) have been unsuccessful thus far. Although the House passed the “American Health Care Act” in May, the Senate did not pass their companion bill, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.” However, efforts to repeal and replace the ACA are far from over, and CSC is concerned that several mechanisms may undermine the ability of individuals to access comprehensive, high-quality, timely, and affordable health care coverage.