Category: cancer

Still Lost in Transition? A Fresh Look at Life After Cancer

Woman wearing a headscarf gestures while discussing chemotherapy treatment with women in a breast cancer support group.

“There is no substitute for asking detailed questions to gain a deeper understanding of the struggles—and the strengths—of cancer survivors. We need to make sure our efforts at least have the potential for making a meaningful difference in cancer survivors’ lives.” Read More >

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Men, Cancer, and Culture: How Our Culture Can Help Men Lower Their Cancer Risk

In the United States, June is a time when we pause and celebrate men by observing Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week and Month. During June, we also celebrate cultural observances like Native American Day, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, and Juneteenth—a new federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Because cancer affects men differently based on their race and ethnicity, each of June’s cultural observances offers creative opportunities for us to learn how our cultures affect our experiences with cancer. Read More >

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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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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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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. Read More >

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