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The Basics: How Can You Advocate As A Patient In Washington?

Two experts speak about how advocating on Capitol Hill can change the landscape for your chronic condition(s). Find out how to get involved and why you should.

By Erin L. Boyle

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: A Valuable Resource for Patients and Caregivers

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients and caregivers can take advantage of the LLS's information resource center, local chapters, and a wide range of additional services.

4 Reasons and 4 Ways to Share Your Story of Living With Psoriasis

If you have psoriasis, sharing your story may be difficult. Learn these tips for inspiring others, raising awareness and expressing yourself with psoriasis.

By Alisha Bridges

What Might Surprise You About Advocating On Capitol Hill?

Learn what parts of patient advocacy in Washington, D.C. might be so different, they surprise you, including what an "ask" is and who you'll meet.

By Erin L. Boyle

Why Take Part in Patient Advocacy?

Six HealthCentral patient advocates spanning psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, caregiving for those with dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, and mental health concerns, discuss why they take part in patient advocacy.

By Erin L. Boyle

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

HealthCentral Patient Experts Offer 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.

By Erin L. Boyle

How Can You Raise Bladder Cancer Awareness?

Tips include lobbying your lawmakers on Capitol Hill, run or walk in an event for the disease, and share your story in the media.

By Sheila M. Eldred

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

All Things Blue For Colon Cancer Awareness

Sometimes it’s good to “wear your heart on your sleeve,” or your cancer awareness all over your body. Check out these ways to show your colon cancer awareness.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN