Advice and Support

Advice and Support

Hear the latest from our experts on how to make the process easier for you from end to end.

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‘Cancer Ghosting’, The Traumatic Side Effect of Cancer No One Warns You About

What nobody warns you about: cancer ghosting. When I was at my most vulnerable, I found myself ghosted by those that a few months BC (before cancer) had been happy to celebrate and share in the good times on my wedding day. Where were they now that times were hard?

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Why “Let Me Know How I Can Help” Doesn’t Help, and What You Can Do Instead

“Let Me Know How I Can Help” is the first thing many of us think to say to someone diagnosed with cancer - this piece questions if that is the best approach.

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Why Positivity Isn't Sustainable if You Ignore Your Feelings About Your Diagnosis

This piece speaks of the author's personal battle with cancer. It provides his insights on positivity during cancer and realistic ways to deal with the trauma.

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What's Your Caregiving Style?

When someone you love has cancer, you naturally want to support them in the best way you can. It’s easy, though, to become overwhelmed by not knowing what you can do to help. To make it easier for you to identify how your personality superpowers can help you help your loved one we’ve created this short quiz.

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Real Life Stories

Real Life Stories

Read about the inspiring real life journeys of Villagers across the country.

Meet Patient, Scott D.

Cancer patient Scott D. share his experience with stage III Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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Meet Survivor, Rachael J.

Rachael Ann shares her experience as a S4 Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor.

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Meet Survivor, Dr. Jake

Dr. Jake is a Stage 4 Lymphoma survivor, a doctor, and a member of our Medical Review Board. He's a traveler, researcher, foodie, and fierce advocate for the cancer community.

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Meet Survivor, Maria T.

Maria is an AYA cancer survivor living in Los Angeles. She loves the outdoors, especially hiking and backpacking in the mountains. Maria is lucky to have the support of her partner, Ben, and German Shepherd rescue pup, Tuna.

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Videos

Videos

Watch about the inspiring real life journeys of Villagers across the country.

What is a PET Scan?

Essentially, this scan lets doctors see inside your body. A PET scan is different from an MRI or a CT scan, because it shows how your organs and systems are working. It can give doctors a clear view of some types of cancer cells, which show up brightly on a PET scan. It can also help doctors diagnose other disorders throughout your body.

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Urinalysis

This urine test can show a variety of problems in your body. Your doctor may order a urinalysis to check for signs of urinary tract infection or kidney disease. The test can also show signs of diabetes or pregnancy.

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Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor

During this procedure, your doctor removes a tumor from the inner wall of your bladder. That's the organ that holds your urine. Transurethral resection can help your doctor diagnose and treat bladder cancer.

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Testicular Cancer

This cancer is most often found in males between the ages of 15 and 35. It can form in one or both testicles (also called the "testes"). These reproductive organs make sperm and sex hormones.

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