The Topic Is Cancer Posts

Nine Caring Ways to Support a Lung Cancer Survivor

Photo of Jane Henley and her mother

You may know someone with lung cancer. Here are nine incredible ways that you can support lung cancer survivors. Read More >

Posted on by DCPCLeave a comment

Linda Answers Cancer Survivors’ Questions about Healthy Living


As a cancer survivor, you may have health questions, but don’t know who to ask. Linda is a virtual friend and coach who provides guidance on healthy lifestyle choices. Read More >

Posted on by DCPC3 Comments

Getting the Right Treatment at the Right Time to Reduce Inequities in Breast Cancer Survival

From 2004 to 2009, about 89% of white women and about 78% of black women survived at least five years after a breast cancer diagnosis.

In 2017, CDC published a series of articles on 5-year survival across several cancers. For breast cancer, 5-year survival for all women was high—around 90%—but survival was more than 10% lower among black women compared with white women, which suggests that racial inequalities still exist despite great advances in breast cancer treatment options. Read More >

Posted on by Division of Cancer Prevention and ControlLeave a comment

Easing the Burden of Children and Families Dealing with Cancer

Photo of Jamie and her son Paxton.

“As a part of the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), I work to make the lives of children and families suffering from cancer easier by providing free information and resources that benefit the entire family, including the child. My involvement with ACCO is very personal since in 2014, my son was diagnosed with a very aggressive, stage four cancer at the age of five.” Read More >

Posted on by Division of Cancer Prevention and Control1 Comment

Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Nuevos recursos en español para pacientes con cáncer que reciben quimioterapia

Photo of Vivian and her dad

¿Es realmente necesario que mi papá tenga cáncer en estadio 4 y no pueda entender lo que su equipo médico le está diciendo? No me gustó la respuesta. En honor a mi padre y al Mes de la Herencia Hispana, tengo el orgullo de correr la voz sobre el programa Prevención de Infecciones en Pacientes con Cáncer que está disponible en inglés y español. Read More >

Posted on by DCPC1 Comment