When she was 21 years old, advocate Samantha Watson was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. In this Voices on Cancer post, she describes her journey, how she helps young adults with the financial effects of cancer, and 5 critical qualities for advocates.
Sanford Jeames is a research advocate and a patient advocate. In this Voices on Cancer post, he describes the critical roles he plays to help researchers, clinicians, and communities understand the human impact of cancer.
Advocate Marcia Donziger describes how a cancer diagnosis changed everything and led her to a career in patient advocacy.
GIST advocate Norman Scherzer describes how he became involved in advocacy and shares a word of advice for when the going gets tough.
Advocate Angela Lee shares her advocacy story and 3 things to consider if you’re a long-term survivor.
Advocate Anita Mitchell shares her advocacy story and 5 ways she tries to avoid advocacy burnout.
April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Survivor and advocate Connor O’Leary reveals what he wishes he had known about the disease.
Candid Discussions on Living With and After Cancer at An Evening for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers
On January 14, 2016, the Cancer Survivorship Symposium opened with An Evening for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers, an event featuring networking, a panel discussion, and an open forum to share the challenges of living with or after a cancer diagnosis.
Patient advocate Dusty Donaldson reports from the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium and discusses the growing support for survivorship care plans for all people with cancer.
Two sisters and breast cancer advocates share what they learned at the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.