Author Archives: Beacon Advocates

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September Cancer Awareness

Promoting awareness for the various forms of cancer is an important part of cancer advocacy. After all, increased awareness when it comes to cancer means an increase in public information and education. This helps with the promotion of preventative...

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Why Cancer Patients Need Advocates

When we are asked about why cancer patients need advocates, one situation comes to mind: A person in the doctor's office, and they have just received a cancer diagnosis... the anxiety that goes along with that... confusion... overwhelm... trying...

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How to Avoid Cancer Caregiver Burnout

Have you ever heard the saying: "You cannot pour from an empty cup." In the context of caregiving, this translates to: "Make sure you practice some self-care, so you can continue taking care of others." Still, it can easily happen to a caregiver to...

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Mental Health and Cancer Diagnosis — The Emotional Toll of Cancer

Considering that anxiety often accompanies a disease like cancer, it's crucial to address your mental health and cancer diagnosis at the same time. In today's blog post, we take a look at how anxiety can affect your mind and body and the options you...

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Cancer and COVID – What Every Cancer Patient Needs to Know

You are currently on your cancer care journey as a patient, or you are taking care of a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer? Then you are probably paying specific attention to the ongoing news about the current COVID-19 pandemic and wonder...

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Can Men Get Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer is a form of cancer that people tend to associate with female patients. Yet, it is not a strictly women's disease. While it is true that male breast cancer is comparatively rare, the answer to the question "Can men get breast cancer?"...

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