In this “Voices on Cancer” post, oncology nurse Claire Thevenot shares what it was like being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and how the diagnosis led her to a full-time career in patient advocacy.
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“No Person With Cancer or Survivor Should Ever Feel Alone”: A Patient Advocate’s ASCO Annual Meeting Story
Colon cancer survivor Robert Greene shares how his diagnosis led him to patient advocacy and how attending the ASCO Annual Meeting has helped him feel more involved with the cancer community.
In this “Voices on Cancer” post, metastatic breast cancer survivor and patient advocate Julia Maués discusses what inspired her to start a program that brings people with cancer, patient advocates, and researchers together to improve cancer care.
Glioblastoma survivor Tom Freeman shares what it was like to be diagnosed with an advanced brain tumor and how he found a creative outlet to share his story and help him cope.
Be The Match, the national bone marrow transplant registry, needs people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds to volunteer as donors. Learn why having diversity in the registry is important, what disparities exist, and how to sign up.
In this month’s “From the Editor’s Desk,” Dr. Lidia Schapira reflects on the importance of the National Cancer Act of 1971 for people with cancer and how the Act still plays a critical role in cancer research today, 50 years later.
La sobreviviente del cáncer de colon y defensora Julia Michelle Santiago escribe sobre su diagnóstico, tratamiento y recuperación, y cómo utilizó sus habilidades y experiencia para ayudar a generar conciencia sobre la enfermedad en Puerto Rico.
Organ donation can save lives, including the lives of some people with cancer. Find out how the donation process works and how easy it is to register as a donor.
Dr. Navneet Singh explains cancer care limitations in India and how a new national health care program may improve access to treatment.
The "Your Stories" podcast series from Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, provides insight into what it’s like to conquer cancer from different viewpoints. The podcasts featured here touch on how families cope with a cancer diagnosis.