Tag Archives: Frankly Speaking About Cancer

In recognition of breast cancer awareness month

Each year, 1 in 8 U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 1 in 1000 U.S. men are diagnosed. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to ensure that everyone touched by cancer knows about all of … Continue reading

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Reflections from a friend of the Young Leadership Council

I remember every little detail of that cool and crisp October morning—what I was eating, what I was wearing when my mom broke the news.  She had gone in for a routine check-up and the doctor noticed something on her … Continue reading

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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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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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