Category Archives: Education

Affordability of insurance plans offered on the health insurance marketplaces

As implementation of the health reform law (the Affordable Care Act) continues, individuals that do not have insurance through an employer or government plan like Medicare or Medicaid, will be required to purchase insurance on state-based Health Insurance Marketplaces, or … Continue reading

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Drug shortages: An update and a solution

Yesterday’s New York Times published an opinion piece with an update on the drug shortage situation. The Cancer Support Community blogged about this issue several months ago, and the CSC team has been hard at work providing solutions for people … Continue reading

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August is health literacy month

When diagnosed with cancer, you hear many different medical terms. At first these terms seem like alphabet soup or a long-ago algebra problem. Navigating the world of cancer care and its terminology is a daunting task for anyone. Heath literacy … Continue reading

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What to do when there’s a drug shortage

In recent years the number of drugs that are in short supply has been increasing, including drugs used to treat cancer. Most of these shortages are for drugs that are injected, or given intravenously. Some of these shortages are short-term … Continue reading

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Tan expectations

Today the threat of skin cancer does not usually cross young peoples’ minds when they grab their towels and skip the sunscreen to lie out in the sun to get bronze skin. It is normal and very common to bring … Continue reading

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