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Read June 8, 2023

Pride Month: Addressing and Overcoming Health Disparities for LGBTQIA+ Cancer Patients

Every June, Pride Month is recognized with parades and marches across the country to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, celebrate diversity & dignity, and promote equal rights and opportunities for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Today, it is more important than ever to celebrate and support community while also acknowledging that much work needs to be done to overcome health disparities in the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Read May 18, 2023

What To Know About Prior Authorization & How It Impacts You

As you make decisions about your cancer treatment, it can be helpful to understand what prior authorization is and how it can impact your care. Sometimes, prior authorization programs can be barriers to getting needed treatments. Keep reading to learn more, including what to do if your health insurance company denies a prior authorization request from your healthcare provider.
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Read April 27, 2023

How to Use Storytelling to Inspire Action & Drive Change

Storytelling is an opportunity to connect with others, especially those who may not understand your experience or point of view. Because of this, storytelling can be an excellent tool in an advocate’s toolbox. Our blog explains how you can leverage storytelling in cancer advocacy — and shares tips for telling your own story.
Read February 9, 2023

6 Things You Should Know After the State of the Union Address

CSC's CEO Debbie Weir reflects on key takeaways from President Biden's Feb. 7 State of the Union and what they mean for people impacted by cancer. "I am so grateful that President Biden chose to shine a light on the needs and concerns of people coping with cancer during his speech," she writes.