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.

Palm trees rise up toward a blue sky on a tropical beach
Read September 20, 2023

What We Can Learn From Jimmy Buffett’s Battle With Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Jimmy Buffett passed away September 1 after a 4-year battle with Merkel cell carcinoma. While many people around the world mourn the loss of the beloved singer-songwriter, Buffett's diagnosis is helping to bring more awareness to MCC. Here's what to know about this rare and aggressive type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and risk factors to watch for.
Debbie with her father at a family event.
Read September 14, 2023

Depression, Suicide Risk, and Cancer: Studies Suggest We Have to Talk About It

CSC CEO Debbie Weir remembers her dad, who died by suicide after 3 years of cancer treatments, and reflects on the importance of highlighting National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Debbie also shares information about our free support resources for people impacted by cancer, as well as national mental health resources to help those in crisis or emotional distress.
Colorful umbrellas strung up in the sky
Read September 7, 2023

Erma’s Caregiver Story: The Extent of a Support System

Erma shares what she learned about caregiving through personal experience, including the importance of having a support network. “You start out in the beginning like, ‘Why me?" Erma reflected. "It’s not like life picked on you. Life just happened.” Keep reading to learn more about Erma's story.
Read August 31, 2023

3 Facts About Mesothelial Cells — and What to Know About Mesothelioma

If your first thought now is “Wait, what are mesothelial cells?” you’re not alone. Keep reading to learn what they are and what they do. We also share ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from exposures linked to mesothelioma, a rare, fast-growing cancer that starts in mesothelial cells.
Read August 25, 2023

How to Care for Your Pet When You Have Cancer

If you are coping with cancer and have pets at home, you may have many questions and worries about pet care. Here's what to know, including what you can do to make sure you and your pets stay as healthy as possible.
Read August 18, 2023

Dan's Lymphoma Story: Humor With Tumor

Dan was an Olympic-level athlete and active in triathlons, road races, and half marathons. His doctor once said to him, “You’re the healthiest guy I know.” Keep reading to learn about Dan's lymphoma story, and how humor, writing, and support from his community played a therapeutic role in his cancer experience.
Cheesy Chicken Millet Bake
Read August 11, 2023

7 Recipes to Ease Common Cancer Side Effects

Cancer treatment can cause a variety of side effects. Sometimes this can impact the desire or ability to eat. Eating problems may include nausea, constipation, diarrhea, weight loss, and more. If you are experiencing these or other eating challenges, we share healthy recipes that may help you cope.
A girl gently holds a Monarch butterfly in her hands.
Read August 3, 2023

The Gift of Today: Finding Joy and Purpose in the Present

There are so many emotional and physical changes that can come with a cancer diagnosis. Yet it can also be a time to look inward and start living in the moment. Here are ways you can cope healthfully with your emotions and find joy and purpose in the present.
Daisies grow in a field of green grass
Read July 28, 2023

How Support Groups Can Help After a Cancer Diagnosis

Support groups can help foster hope and resilience for patients, caregivers, and families after a cancer diagnosis. By coming together and sharing experiences, group participants also can help one another feel less alone. Is a support group right for you?