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June 22, 2017
palliative care

Tennessee Lawmakers Approve Important Palliative Task Force Legislation

Before the Tennessee General Assembly ended its 2017 legislative session, lawmakers left a gift for cancer patients and survivors in the state. Both the House and […]
June 15, 2017
advocacy

Self-Advocacy Improves Patient Quality of Life

For cancer patients, regardless of disease site or stage, becoming a self-advocate is vital. Self-advocates are educated cancer consumers/patients who proactively impact their quality of life […]
June 6, 2017
Men's Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month

Did you know that more than 700,000 men are diagnosed with cancer and nearly 300,000 die from the disease every year. During the course of a […]
June 1, 2017

National Cancer Survivors Day is June 4

The phrase “you have cancer” may be just three words, but they are the words people fear the most. Cancer is a life-changing experience. Surviving the […]
May 4, 2017

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than all other forms […]
April 7, 2017

What Can I Do About Dry Mouth During Cancer Treatment?

Chemotherapy and radiation treatment can cause dry mouth (also known as Xerostomia). Chemotherapy causes dry mouth by making saliva thicker, and thus more difficult for salivary […]
April 5, 2017

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

While not common, testicular cancer is very serious and has very personal ramifications for men who are diagnosed with it. Statistically, one out of every 263 […]
April 3, 2017

Food Insecurity is a Very Real Issue for Cancer Patients

Sometimes, cancer patients have to make difficult financial decisions when facing treatment. Pay for treatment or put food on the table? Put food on the table […]
April 1, 2017

L5 Week is Coming April 24-28

You and your company or organization can support the work of L5 Foundation by participating in L5 Week 2017. Here are some ideas for how you […]