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Goals and Cancer

Posted on January 25, 2022

Content created with input from Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW One of the less often discussed ways patients with cancer can be affected by their diagnosis is in their perspectives of the future. Envisioning the Future It may be difficult for patients who are in the midst of their cancer journey to see past their immediate […]


Nurse Navigators: Expertise Confirmed

Posted on January 14, 2022

Thompson’s Nurse Navigators Achieve Excellence In 2021, several Thompson Cancer Survival Center (TCSC) nurse navigators obtained additional nursing certifications. Some earned the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators AONN+ Oncology Nurse Navigator- Certified Generalist certification. Others earned the certification as Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), and some added both to their lists of credentials. We […]


Celebrating Pharmacists

Posted on January 12, 2022

National Pharmacists Day January 12, 2022 is National Pharmacists Day.  This is a day meant to acknowledge the important role of pharmacists in healthcare and to thank them for their work. While all pharmacists are poised to impact patients’ lives, oncology pharmacists certainly play a very active role for patients who are on treatment for […]


Managing Diabetes with Cancer

Posted on January 6, 2022

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 122 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes. The CDC also reported more than 1.7 million new cancer cases in one year in the United States. With these numbers, it is no surprise that patients come through […]


Patient Resource Guide

Posted on December 31, 2021

At Thompson Cancer Survival Center, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can seem overwhelming. We want you to know you are not on this journey alone. Our goal is to put patients first in everything we do and be the first and best choice for cancer care in our region. Our staff is committed to […]


Genetic Counseling vs. 23andMe: What’s the difference?

Posted on December 29, 2021

Before you order that at-home genetic testing kit… Content authored by: Ann Faulkner, Licensed Genetic Counselor, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Genetic testing is more accessible than ever with the advent of direct-to-consumer testing like 23andMe. But what are the benefits of seeing a genetic counselor rather than ordering the test yourself? Direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies such […]


Myth-busting: Your Diet and Cancer

Posted on December 20, 2021

This content authored by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian Is that true? When people in or even outside of our inner circle hear that we or someone we care about are sick with cancer, they tend to respond in a few different ways… some offer us a hug, some don’t know what to say, […]


Holidays, Stress, and Cancer

Posted on December 6, 2021

Content written by Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW Holidays are stressful for many people. If you are undergoing cancer treatment or caring for a family member or friend who has cancer, the holiday season can be an especially difficult time. There are steps you can take to decrease the stress and find opportunities to enjoy the […]