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  • When it’s time for a second opinion January 6, 2016
    Hearing you have cancer can be shocking. And it’s perfectly reasonable to want to take action and begin treatment right away. However, taking your time can have several advantages, including having the opportunity to evaluate options and seek other opinions. … Continue reading →
    CSC Staff
  • Hearing the patient voice December 22, 2015
    I was honored and very pleased to be asked to present at this year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting. At the Cancer Support Community’s Research and Training Institute we focus on taking what we learn from the data … Continue reading →
    Joanne Buzaglo
  • 10 things you should do if you are diagnosed with cancer December 16, 2015
    This week’s blog post is by Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of the Cancer Support Community. This blog post also appears this month in the Huffington Post, and you can read more of Kim’s Huffington Post blog posts here. I seem to … Continue reading →
    Kim Thiboldeaux
  • What President Carter’s announcement teaches us about immunotherapy December 9, 2015
    This week, President Jimmy Carter announced he has been declared N.E.D (No Evidence of Disease) after undergoing treatment for metastatic melanoma, which was diagnosed in August of this year. President Carter credits this happy announcement to an immunotherapy treatment he … Continue reading →
    CSC Staff
  • What you need to know when you tell your kids about cancer December 3, 2015
    Today’s blog post is written by Marni Amsellem, PhD. Marni is a research consultant for the Cancer Support Community. One of the most complex aspects of living with cancer involves talking about cancer with others in our lives., especially when … Continue reading →
    Guest Blogger
  • Save some room for #GivingTuesday November 25, 2015
    “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill These words ring true every day, but no truer than this week as we prepare for #GivingTuesday–an annual day devoted to … Continue reading →
    Sarah Vammen
  • Support by the step- Joel’s story of running 4 marathons November 18, 2015
    This week’s guest blog is from Joel Kent. Joel  lives in New York with his wife and two children. Joel is a long-time supporter and advocate for the Cancer Support Community. His most recent effort to support the organization and … Continue reading →
    Guest Blogger
  • Understanding the prostate cancer experience November 11, 2015
    It seems to be accepted as “fact” that men with prostate cancer don’t want to talk about their condition. Everyone knows that guys don’t want or need emotional support—that they usually choose to go it alone. But…is that really true? … Continue reading →
    CSC Staff
  • 10 Tips for Caregivers November 4, 2015
    A cancer diagnosis can impact your whole world. But what happens when you are also a big part of someone else’s world? Cancer impacts not just the person diagnosed, but their whole network of friends, family members and loved ones … Continue reading →
    Sarah Vammen
  • Do Awareness Months Work? October 28, 2015
    This week’s blog post is by Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of the Cancer Support Community. This blog post also appears this month in the Huffington Post, and you can read more of Kim’s Huffington Post blog posts here. Recently, a friend … Continue reading →
    Kim Thiboldeaux