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Alisha Bridges leading a psoriasis awareness walk.

Why Are You a Patient Advocate?

Six HealthCentral patient experts covering conditions like psoriasis and breast cancer discuss why patient advocacy is an important part of their lives.

U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.

7 Tips for Patient Advocacy on Capitol Hill

If you're a patient advocate planning to bring your message of awareness to Capitol Hill, these 7 tips can help you prepare for your trip to Washington D.C.

Charis Hill speaks at press conference in 2017.

Insights In Patient Advocacy

The HealthCentral writers you know and love share their knowledge of advocating, including on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at home.

Megaphone

How Can You Raise Bladder Cancer Awareness?

From lobbying your lawmakers on Capitol Hill to sharing your story in the media, here are great ways to raise awareness of this deadly disease.

Cynthia Kinsella on a boat

An Inspiring Bladder Cancer Survivor Story

Cynthia Kinsella was devastated when she first got her bladder cancer diagnosis, but she feels great 12 years later. Learn how it changed her life.

On the Rise magazine cover.

Colon Cancer Survivors Become Calendar Models

Check out the new edition of “The Colondar," The Colon Club's calendar that features photos of young colon cancer survivors, scars and all.

Strong woman showing confidence.

Living With Migraine? Empower Yourself With These Tips

No one can take better care of you than you! But that’s harder than it sounds. Learn how to empower yourself with tips from this migraine advocate.

Some of the patient voices at HealtheVoices 2018.

6 Reasons to Attend an Advocacy Conference

Attending an advocacy conference for chronic illness can seem intimidating. Here are 6 reasons why it's well worth the effort.

Nancy davis speaking at MS event.

Meet Multiple Sclerosis Activist Nancy Davis

Nancy Davis shares her experience with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and what inspired her to start Center Without Walls.

Trish outside her senator, Barbara Mikulski’s, office, during an advocacy day on Capitol Hill.

The Power of Patient Advocacy

Read the inspiring story of Trish Lannon, a colon cancer survior turned patient advocate who regularly speaks on Capitol Hill.