San Juan and Caguas, Puerto Rico, were recent stops in ASCO President Dr. Bertagnolli’s “ASCO in the Community” tour. These visits are focused on understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent people from receiving quality cancer care. Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa shares some insight into what delivering cancer care is like in Puerto Rico, especially after Hurricane Maria.
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The stigma of lung cancer has powerful consequences for those diagnosed with the disease. Dr. Narjust Duma shares the story of a patient who was brave in the face of lung cancer but feared the judgment of her community.
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Annie Achee knew she had a choice: let worrying that her husband’s cancer may return take over her life or find a more productive path. Find out how becoming a cancer advocacy leader gave her control over the fear of an unknown future.
The Your Stories podcast series from ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation provides insight into what it’s like to conquer cancer from different viewpoints. The podcasts featured here investigate what inspires doctors and nurses to give the best care.
Losing a loved one to cancer is hard. Learn how Valerie Guild is honoring her daughter’s life by working to save the lives of others through advocacy.
Donating your hair is a great way to support people with cancer who have lost theirs. Here’s everything you need to know to get started.
TeMaya Eatmon’s friendship with a fellow breast cancer patient inspired her in ways she never imagined possible. Learn how heartbreaking loss led to a life-changing role as an advocate.
In this Voices on Cancer post, patient advocate and breast cancer survivor Terri Wingham talks about giving back to the community after cancer.
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.