When faced with a medical diagnosis, especially a serious one, making treatment decisions can be overwhelming. In these moments, it’s crucial to remember that your preferences and values play a central role in shaping your treatment journey. Medical decisions are not one-size-fits-all, and incorporating your personal beliefs, lifestyle, and goals can lead to better health...

Caregivers play an essential role in the lives of those they support, often providing both emotional and practical care for loved ones facing illness, disability, or age-related challenges. While caregiving can be deeply rewarding, it can also be incredibly demanding and stressful. Supporting caregivers is crucial not only for their well-being but also for the...

Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide, but not all patients experience its impact equally. Racial disparities in cancer care are a persistent and troubling reality, contributing to significant differences in cancer incidence, treatment, and outcomes among various racial and ethnic groups. Addressing these disparities is not only a matter of equity...

In the realm of healthcare, shared decision-making (SDM) has emerged as a transformative approach that empowers patients to actively participate in their care journey alongside healthcare professionals. This collaborative process involves patients, their families, and healthcare providers working together to make informed decisions that align with patients’ values, preferences, and unique circumstances. In this blog...

Navigating the world of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship can be overwhelming, especially for individuals who may not be familiar with the specialized language and terminology used in oncology. Health literacy, or the ability to understand and use health information to make informed decisions about one’s health, plays a crucial role in empowering patients and...

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-altering event that can have profound implications. For employees navigating this challenging journey, the support and understanding of their workplace can make a significant difference in their overall well-being and ability to cope. In this post, we’ll explore effective strategies for employers and coworkers to best support employees facing...

There is much confusion around the roles of care coordinators and patient advocates, and we often get asked to explain the difference. In this post, we will discuss care coordinators and advocates and their distinct but complementary roles in improving patient outcomes and experiences.  Care coordinators, also known as care managers or case managers, serve...

In recent years, there has been an apparent increase in the incidence of colon cancer among young adults. Colon cancer has traditionally been considered a disease that affects older people. This topic has sparked much debate, speculation, research, and media coverage. But the question remains: Is colon cancer really on the rise among young people?...

Cancer affects millions of people worldwide, and the physical, emotional, and financial toll it takes on patients and their families can be overwhelming. In the face of such challenges, having comprehensive health insurance coverage tailored specifically for cancer care can make a world of difference. Cancer-specific health plan benefits offer numerous advantages, not only for...

  A cancer diagnosis is one of the most overwhelming and life-altering experiences a person can face. The physical, emotional, and logistical challenges can seem insurmountable at times. However, you are not alone on this journey. There are many resources available to support you as a new cancer patient, helping you navigate the uncertainty and...

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