This month’s featured cancer advocate is Kerri Susko, LISW-CP, OSW-C. Kerri is the Director of CSC at Prisma Health Cancer Institute. For other aspiring cancer advocates, she offers this advice: “The smallest step is a step toward change.” Read on to learn more about Kerri and how she's making an impact in the cancer community.
Weight loss is common among people with cancer, but drastic, unintentional weight and muscle loss may be a sign of a syndrome called cancer cachexia. While many people have never heard of the term cancer cachexia, it is estimated that half of all patients with cancer eventually develop this syndrome. Read on to learn more about cancer cachexia, its signs and symptoms, and how to get help from your health care team.
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Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. This month we spotlight Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH. Rob is CEO at the Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area and has worked in cancer advocacy for more than 25 years. Read on to learn more about Rob and his advocacy work.
Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Dr. Stephen B. Edge's work as a surgical oncologist and his passion for assuring that every person with cancer gets quality care.
As the use of telehealth and tele-mental health services continued to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic, disparities in access and usage also were exposed. Read on to learn more about the role of telehealth in supporting health equity.
Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in cancer advocacy. Read on to learn more about Maria and her passion for ensuring that everyone impacted by cancer has access to affordable treatment.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently expanded recommendations for colorectal cancer screening. The task force now recommends that people at average risk for colorectal cancer begin screening at 45 years old—5 years earlier than previously recommended. Read part 3 in our 3-part blog series focused on colorectal cancer.
Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. Read on to learn more about Lisa, Executive Director of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and her work in cancer advocacy.
Access to COVID-19 vaccines is top of mind for many people, especially those impacted by cancer. The COVID-19 and Cancer Coalition recently convened with vaccine experts to discuss barriers to vaccine access as well as future access challenges as states begin to open eligibility. Read on to learn more about and the status of COVID-19 vaccines and important findings on the impact of COVID-19 on people with cancer.