portrait of education coordinator Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson

Manager, Education & Outreach

Thomas is the Manager for the Education and Outreach Department at Cancer Support Community. Thomas joined Cancer Support Community in April 2022 as the department's Coordinator and transitioned to a manager role in February of 2023. Thomas is originally from North Carolina and received his Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education and his Bachelor of Art in Spanish with a minor in sociology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2022 and plans to pursue graduate education in the near future.

Blog Posts

Read December 13, 2023

4 Tips to Maintain the “Happy” in Your Holidays

The holiday season means good food, social interaction, nostalgic joy, and — yes — even stress for many of us. Whether you are living with cancer or are supporting a loved one with cancer, thrive this holiday season with these 4 tips.
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Read May 24, 2023

The #1 Thing You Can Do to Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Practicing sun safety can help you reduce your risk. Here’s how to enjoy the great outdoors while protecting your skin. Plus: Skin cancer signs to look for, and what we can learn from a former U.S. president about the importance of early detection.
A woman carrying a red grocery basket stands in the middle of a supermarket aisle
Read February 8, 2023

A Dietitian Dispels 3 Myths About Eating Well With Cancer

Between the internet, TV, and the media, we have access to an abundance of information, but it’s not always accurate. Cancer nutrition is one area where myths and misconceptions can create confusion and needless worry. Oncology dietitian Chelsey Schneider, of Savor Health, spoke with our Senior Director of Education and Outreach, Rachel Saks, about ways to eat healthy after a cancer diagnosis. Schneider also cleared up 3 nutrition myths that oncology dietitians commonly hear. Keep reading to learn the myths, and the facts that debunk them.