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Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Go On Capitol Hill As A Patient Advocate

From what to bring, what to leave behind, and what shoes to wear, here are seven tips for advocating for your chronic condition in Washington, D.C.

By Erin L. Boyle

Young Colorectal Cancer Patient Talks Stage 3 Cancer and the Community That's Helped Raise Her Children

Annie Schreiber discusses how family, friends, teachers, church members, and others rallied to her side as she and her husband raised their three children during her stage 3 rectal cancer treatment.

By Pamela Kaufman

A Cancer Survivor's Guide to Heart Health

Cancer treatments can lead to heart problems or complications. Learn more about steps you can take to decrease your cardiac risks after treatment.

By Katherine Malmo

How Well Are You Managing Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Take this test to learn about areas in your life — like nutrition, stress and side-effect management, and more — where you may need extra support.

By Lara DeSanto

All In A Name: Who Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is Named After

“Thomas Hodgkin’s life continues to serve as a beacon for social justice and human rights applicable to physicians and lay persons alike.”

By Erin L. Boyle

Let Patients Help: An Interview With ‘e-Patient Dave’ deBronkart

After his experience with kidney cancer, Dave became the infamous ‘e-Patient Dave’ – a leading voice for a movement to empower and engage people with medical conditions to become active participants in their healthcare.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

How a Holocaust Survivor Beat the Cancer Odds

Paul Kraus talks with HealthCentral about living with mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, for more than 20 years.

By Pamela Kaufman

Top Chronic Illness Books You Should Read

No matter what chronic illness you are living with, these books will have you nodding along.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Patients Speak About Life After Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer survivors share their real-life tips on overcoming the “good cancer,” and managing life as hypothyroid.

By Mary Shomon

Tips for Finding the Best Cancer Doctor For You

Establish what kind of doctor you want, check your insurance to ensure they’re covered, and other tips on finding the best oncologist for you.

By Phyllis Johnson