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Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio is here to help all those affected by cancer directly or indirectly as caregivers, loved ones, co-workers, friends, and family.

JoAnne Buzaglo offering insights on how to empower patients

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Empowering Patients to Become Effective Self-Advocates

When it comes to self-advocacy, we talk a good game. We tell patients to ask questions, to seek clarification when they don’t understand the answers and to make sure their values and goals are part of the discussion. We urge people facing cancer to take an active, educated role in their treatment decision-making, to seek second opinions. When communications between doctors and patients break down, we encourage patients to find new care providers. It’s easier said than done.

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Stuart Scott holding winning an award

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Why We Don’t ‘Battle’ Cancer

Often times we hear people say they are ‘battling cancer’ or that they are ‘fighting with cancer.’ In war, there is always a winner and a loser, and...

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David's testicular cancer journey, image of David

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Rev. David W. Nuhfer’s Survivor Story

I am a cancer survivor. In February 1983, I was told something I had never imagined hearing. “You have testicular cancer,” the doctor said.

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Hope is Always There by Michael Elmer

Cancer has made me an orphan. Cancer has desensitized me to death. Cancer left a hole in me.

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“Beards for the Boys” Cancer Awareness Campaign

Have you been looking for a good excuse to grow your beard? You just found one!

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Three Simple Diet Changes to Get You Feeling Stronger and Healthier

Health and wellness is important for all of us, but especially for those living with cancer. The food choices you make each day will directly affect...

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Being a Community

Written by: Angie Santangelo, Program Director at Cancer Support Community Central Ohio

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Ruth’s Experience with Guided Patient Services

In honor of Private Professional Patient Advocate Week, we are featuring Annette Ticoras, M.D., of Guided Patient Services. Annette has shared the...

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25 Tips to Consider on Your Journey with Cancer

Here at Cancer Support Community we know that being diagnosed with cancer is one of the most trying times in anyone’s life, which is why we make it...

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Nick Mendedis’ Survivor Story

There are many reasons why the staff members at Cancer Support Community love waking up every morning and coming to work. However, there is one...

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