Living with Cancer

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Read October 26, 2023

3 Ways to Shatter the Stigma of Liver Cancer & Find Healing

Stigma surrounding liver cancer stems from misconceptions and stereotypes associated with the disease. These negative views can create feelings of shame, guilt, and isolation. In turn, this can make it harder to cope with a liver cancer diagnosis and harder to heal. Here's what you can do to combat stigma and find healing.
Read October 19, 2023

Kim's Squamous Cell Carcinoma Story: One Day at a Time

MyLifeLine gave Kim the avenue to vent about his frustrations and feelings, give updates on progress and share pictures. “It helped me out immensely. It helped my family and friends try to understand what I was going through, which was important to me."
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.
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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?
A female doctor in a white coat shows a male patient information on a tablet screen
Read February 23, 2023

10 Things You Should Do If You Are Diagnosed With Cancer

For many people, facing a cancer diagnosis is like nothing they have faced before. It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, as you start this new journey, there are steps you can take to gain control. Here are 10 things you should do if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer.
A smiling woman doctor in a white lab coat speaks with a patient
Read January 25, 2023

Doctor Priorities vs. Patient Priorities: How to Strike a Balance

A doctor's No. 1 priority is treating their patient's illness or disease. But for some patients, their No. 1 priority might not be their disease. So, what happens when your priorities and your doctor's priorities don't align? Keep reading for tips on striking a balance that works for you.
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Read June 23, 2022

El cáncer cambia la vida: crea tu comunidad de apoyo en línea hoy mismo

MyLifeLine, la comunidad de apoyo digital gratuita de CSC para las personas afectadas por el cáncer, existe para conectar a los pacientes oncológicos con amigos y familiares para reducir el estrés, la ansiedad y el aislamiento. Además, constituye un espacio seguro para crear conexiones genuinas con otras personas afectadas por el cáncer.
Read April 21, 2022

Personalized Cancer Support Resources at Your Fingertips

If you or a loved one is affected by cancer, it is natural to feel overwhelmed. We know this can be a difficult time. So, we’ve introduced a way for you to easily access the cancer support resources you need, anytime, anywhere. Keep reading to learn about Launchpad, our online tool that allows you to create a personalized dashboard with guides, videos, tips, and other educational resources.
A word cloud displays the many adjectives people shared with CSC when describing their oncology social worker, including caring, dedicated, compassionate, and knowledgeable.
Read March 23, 2022

Thank You to Oncology Social Workers

Oncology social workers are trained in helping cancer patients and their families cope with a cancer diagnosis. Here at CSC, that’s a big deal, because we believe that no one should have to go through cancer alone. National Social Work Month is a great time to say thank you to these special individuals and also highlight the ways they can help people navigate a cancer diagnosis. Read on to learn more.