The Topic Is Cancer Posts

The Cost of Cancer

The total patient economic burden associated with cancer care in 2019 was $21.09 billion. with dollar sign symbol

A cancer diagnosis can affect life in many ways, both for people with cancer and for their families. In addition to the many physical and emotional challenges, many people worry about how they will pay for treatment or what will happen if they aren’t able to work or need to change how they work. Recognizing these costs for individuals and for our society is an important part of understanding the true burden of cancer. Read More >

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Talk to Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer and Make Your Own Decision

Lorenzo in the National Museum of African American History and Culture

“I asked many questions,” Lorenzo said. “For example, I asked what were the chances of reoccurrence. I also asked about aftereffects and recovery time. My main concern was survival, of course. I also asked about the effects on my quality of life following which ever option I chose.” Read More >

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Pediatric Cancer Can’t Stop This STAR Athlete

Childhood Cancer Star Act

When Tyler was 13, she was diagnosed with a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Although her arm was amputated, Tyler says, “Look for the light at the end of the tunnel, because it is there whether you notice it at first or not.” Read More >

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Safely Get Screened for Breast and Cervical Cancer

COVID-19 has had a significant effect on people going to the doctor for routine checkups and preventive care, including cancer screenings. As COVID-19 cases increased, many places where people receive cancer screening closed and cancer screenings were canceled or delayed.   Additionally, stay-at-home recommendations and the fear of getting COVID-19 also impacted their  ability and willingness to get routine care. Read More >

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A Star That Helps Point the Way Toward a Cure for Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer Star Act

The STAR Act was crafted by parents, doctors, and organizations who strive to make a difference for children with cancer and their families, in partnership with legislators and others. Many of us could not change the outcomes for our own children. We lived the reality of hearing there were no options left. We had to watch our children suffer and die not only from cancer, but also from the side effects of the treatments they endured. That’s why we were determined to make a difference to create cures and improve childhood cancer patients’ quality of life. Read More >

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