The Topic Is Cancer Posts

The Million-Dollar Question: Can Empowerment Help People Take Steps to Prevent, Conquer, and Control Cancer?

As we enter a new year, it’s important for people to feel empowered to seek the care they need and to take actions to stay healthy. That’s why I’m excited about a new program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation, EmPOWERed Health. Read More >

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World Cancer Day: Let’s Talk Openly About Cancer

“One of the main things I learned is that you must trust your gut. If I feel something is not right with my health, I don’t dismiss it. Navigating this process can be hard. There is a huge need for advocates and volunteers to help patients navigate this process.” Read More >

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Protect Yourself and Others: Get the Flu Shot

boxing glove punching through a wall,fighting back against the flu

Now more than ever, I feel even stronger about getting the flu shot, especially for people who have cancer now or have finished their treatment. People with cancer or cancer survivors may have a weak immune system due to their cancer or treatment. Being vaccinated for the flu is important for them because of their higher risk of having serious medical problems if they do get the flu (e.g., pneumonia). Read More >

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Clean Hands: A Key Part of Preventing Infections

Unrecognizable mom helps her young daughter wash her hands. They are rubbing their hands together creating foam with the soap.

Handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from getting sick. Getting an infection can be especially dangerous if you are a cancer patient getting chemotherapy treatment because you may not be able to fight off infections as well as you could before starting chemotherapy.  Read More >

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National Family Caregivers Month: Prioritize Self-Care

Kim and her mother

Caring for a loved one with cancer can be hard. Caregivers may struggle with anxiety, depression, and sleeping problems because of the demands of their role and the effects of coping with a loved one’s illness. Caregiving can be overwhelming, so it’s important for caregivers to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Read More >

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