Cancer Support Community

An estimated 12 million cancer survivors are living in the United States today. About 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Odds are, you or someone you know has been impacted by cancer. At Cancer Support Community, we understand how cancer affects both millions of people, and just one: you. If those numbers look big, think about this: even more people—the families and friends of those with cancer—are also faced with the impact of the disease every year. That’s because cancer doesn’t just affect the people who are diagnosed with the disease. It also changes the lives of their loved ones.

csc-logoIn coming years, with the aging of 78 million baby-boomers, the number of cancer cases will increase dramatically. Yet today, more people are living with—and fewer are dying from—cancer than ever before. With rapid advances in screening and treatment technologies, cancer is becoming more of a chronic condition than a terminal illness. This is why Cancer Support Community’s programs are so vital: research continues to show that social and emotional support are critical components of complete cancer care. Cancer Support Community provides people with the skills and resources they need to play an active role in their cancer care and to optimize the quality of their lives. And we provide this kind of support to everyone who is affected by the disease-not only cancer patients, but also their family and friends, so that no one has to face cancer alone.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer

Frankly Speaking About Cancer is an internet radio talk show focused on informing and inspiring people to live well with cancer. Through discussion with patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and leaders in the cancer community, the show covers a range of issues affecting the estimated 12 million cancer survivors living in the United States today. More than 60,000 listeners have tuned into this award-winning program, hosted by Cancer Support Community President & CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer airs weekly on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM EDT/1:00 PM PST. Tune in! »
Listen to archived episodes here.

With 45 years of combined experience of our founding organizations, Cancer Support Community has a unique and unparalleled perspective on the social and emotional needs of people who have been affected by cancer. We are proud to be one of four organizations representing the cancer continuum through our partnership with Breakaway from Cancer® for a sixth consecutive year. We look forward to continued work with our network of affiliates and partners to advance our mission: ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.