Blog Posts By: Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley

Cancer deaths evident along socioeconomic lines

February 28, 2020

At Gilda’s Club Kansas City, we were pleased to learn last month that the American Cancer Society® reported that deaths from cancer have steadily declined over the last 25 years. According to Facts & Figures, 2019, “As of 2016, the cancer death rate for men and women combined had fallen 27 percent from its peak […]

Helping with the financial toxicity of cancer

January 16, 2020

“I have been blessed to have great health care through my employer! I don’t know what I would have done without my great insurance! I would probably not be here,” says Caesar. “In almost nine years of treatment, my medical bills have been around $6 million, while I have paid $9,000 out of pocket! I […]

Managing the anxiety of cancer

October 24, 2019

There’s no getting around it: cancer touches everyone. The American Cancer Society® reports that, today, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will receive a cancer diagnosis in his or her lifetime.   Hearing those three scary words, “You have cancer,” certainly increases stress and creates anxiety. Research has shown, though, that reducing anxiety […]

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