The Topic Is Cancer Posts

Recognizing Childhood Cancer Month and the New STAR Project

Meet Sandy Jones, a public health advisor. Sandy’s son, Noah Thames, was just 17 years old, in his senior year of high school, when he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer. Read More >

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Talk to Nathan About Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment

Nathan sitting on a bench

Talk to Someone About Prostate Cancer is a virtual human simulation that helps men get a better understanding of prostate health, risks for prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening options, and treatment options if prostate cancer is found. Nathan provides an interactive conversation guided by questions about prostate cancer that you choose. Read More >

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Five Things to Know about Colorectal Cancer Screening

Stop wondering and start learning about colorectal cancer. Graphic of woman standing outside in a garden.

Colorectal cancer is the #2 cancer killer of both men and women in the US. Here are five things to know about colorectal cancer screening. Read More >

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Celebrate Your Age—It’s Good for Your Health

Two senior friends laugh affectionately together. The women are standing outside on a sunny but cool day. They are dressed in casual sweaters. One woman is of African descent and the other is Caucasian.

Researchers have examined how ageism is internalized, or gets under the skin, under a theory Yale researcher Becca Levy called “stereotype embodiment.” Negative stereotypes about older adults are common in our culture. These self-perceptions can act as self-fulfilling prophecies. Read More >

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Hopefulness, Mental Health, and Wellness Counseling Are Vital for Young Asian American Cancer Survivors

Dr. Anao Zhang

"I met Dr. Zhang at the 2019 national conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, where he made a presentation on health disparities and stress screening among young cancer survivors. He focused on young Asian American cancer survivors. This blog highlights a recent conversation we had about how health disparities and culture influence cancer survivors’ mental health and wellness." Read More >

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