Advocacy Spotlight

September 8, 2017

How to Navigate the Workforce After a Cancer Diagnosis

In the U.S., more than 21 million adults have been diagnosed with cancer, and many of them are of working age. A cancer diagnosis brings a unique set of challenges for each individual, but workers in particular often face added stress in wondering how to navigate this new world of working with cancer. There are […]

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October 14, 2015

The Real Story About Lung Cancer and Women

Jane Elterman, a stage IV lung cancer survivor and patient at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., became a LUNG FORCE Hero when she shared her story on the American Lung Association’s website at Today, she is a passionate advocate for the movement to increase awareness […]

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August 10, 2015

The Heart of Nursing

Jill Fargo’s 30-year career in nursing has been defined by a powerful core mission: to help patients live through and live with whatever health challenges they face. From early formative experiences as a nurse’s aide, through positions that have included staff nurse, head nurse of a pediatric unit, nursing manager, clinical director of medical and […]

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December 11, 2014

Today’s Promise, Tomorrow’s Progress

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States today, claiming approximately 160,000 lives each year. That is more than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined.  In the last several years, however, increased treatment options and advancement in early detection give the lung cancer community reason to hope. The LUNGevity Foundation, […]

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November 3, 2014

Grateful to be Giving Back

Jesus Esquivel, MD, FACS, is a surgical oncologist and Medical Director, Interna­tional Oncology Initiatives, and National Director for HIPEC Research for Cancer Treatment Centers of America®. Since 2007 Dr. Esquivel has been volunteer­ing his time annually to travel to Mexico to educate the oncology community on cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)— a highly […]

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September 16, 2014

American Lung Association

Q. What is the mission of American Lung Association (ALA)? A. Our Mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.We are fighting lung disease with research, education and advocacy at the local, state and national level. Lung disease is the number three killer in the United States, responsible for one […]

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July 31, 2014

One Unstoppable Movement

Q. What is the mission of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)? A. SU2C’s mission is to fund collaborative, translational cancer research and bring treatments from the bench to the bedside faster to save lives now. One hundred percent of donations received from the public go directly to the organization’s cancer research programs. To achieve its […]

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July 29, 2014

Look Good Feel Better

Though many cancer patients may want to experiment with new fashion or make-up techniques to enhance their self-image during and after treatment, it’s not always easy to know where to start. The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program, a unique partnership between the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty […]

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June 30, 2014

Moving For Life

Q. What is the mission of Moving for Life? Moving For Life™ Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery is a woman-led non-profit organization with 12 years of leadership in the field of cancer recovery through exercise. Our staff of movement therapists, exercise specialists, psychologists and doctors employs a holistic approach to emphasize self-awareness, self-respect, and community […]

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May 1, 2014

Comfort in Community: Lynch Syndrome International

For patients interested in connecting with other families who are dealing with Lynch syndrome, the Internet can be a valuable tool. In 2009, Linda Bruzzone of Vacaville, California founded Lynch Syndrome International (, or LSI, an organization that provides information about risk, links to current research and an online social network for those diagnosed with […]

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