In this Voices on Cancer post, patient advocate and breast cancer survivor Terri Wingham talks about giving back to the community after cancer.
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Did you know that scientists can use samples from our bodies to learn more about cancer and how to treat it? These samples are called biospecimens, and people can donate them to help make progress in cancer research regardless of whether they have cancer.
Therapy animals offer comfort in a wide variety of difficult and stressful settings. Learn more about how to help someone with cancer by training your pet to be a therapy animal.
National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week runs from April 4 to 10. In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Lidia Schapira writes about some specific challenges that young adults with cancer face and why building awareness of young adult cancer is so important.
More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day, according to the American Red Cross. Donating blood or platelets is safe and simple, and it can save lives.
It takes just minutes to donate umbilical cord blood, but the gift can make a lifetime of difference. Here are the facts.
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira describes what she has seen individuals do to make a difference in the lives of people with cancer.
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.
Donating bone marrow can be as easy and painless as giving blood. Here’s what you need to know about the life-saving tissue inside your bones and the current donation process.
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.