A Modern Family
My diagnosis with colorectal cancer at age 32 affected my fertility. As a result of my experiences, I help others who have been diagnosed with cancer understand their choices related to fertility preservation and their options for becoming a parent.
by Allison Rosen
Facing Cancer and a Pandemic at the Same Time
Cancer patients and their families share stories of fear, love and uncertainty as they find new ways to support each other.
by Jen Tota McGivney
Virtual Connection in a Time of Social Distance
Responding to the coronavirus, patient advocates and nonprofits expand existing outreach initiatives and launch new ones.
by Marci A. Landsmann
On Cancer and Identity
The first time Liza Bernstein was diagnosed with cancer, she wouldn't allow it to be part of her identity. After her third cancer diagnosis, she became an advocate for other patients.
by Liza Bernstein
Art therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor Jacqueline Carmody describes how a unique art therapy program helps people affected by cancer.
by Bradley Jones
First Ladies of Africa Issue Call to Address Cancer Crisis
A coalition of wives of African leaders, originally dedicated to addressing HIV/AIDS, is now also taking on the growing problem of cancer.
by Bradley D. Miller, PhD
A Researcher Attends a Conference, This Time as a Patient Advocate
My most meaningful moments at my first cancer research conference came from embracing my experience as a patient—not as a researcher.
by Jamie Aten
Advocacy Spotlight: A Mission to Bring Awareness
Minister and thyroid cancer survivor Thurselle C. Williams speaks at conferences and events about cancer awareness and, ultimately, healing following her 2016 diagnosis.
by Erin L. Boyle
Helping Cancer Survivors Sleep
A clinical trial comparing acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy found that they are both helpful for people who are experiencing sleep problems after cancer treatment.
by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
So You Want to Serve on a Scientific Review Panel?
Cancer patient advocates who review research proposals can provide valuable perspective.
by Bob Riter, Monica Vakiner and Carole Baas
New studies each year purport to show associations between certain foods and cancer. Experts say to focus on the big picture.
by Anne DanahyHow Common Are Treatment Breakthroughs?
A new study adds nuance to the ‘golden age’ of cancer drug approvals.
by Jon KelveyNew Guidelines Recommend Exercise for Most Cancer Patients
People in treatment for early-stage cancer should try to get exercise, according to new recommendations.
by Sandra GordonE-Cigarettes Don’t Live Up to Promises
New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa Bergen