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Patient Advocacy

Patient Advocacy: Pay It Forward
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru stresses the importance of paying it forward and sharing your knowledge with others in regard to patient advocacy.
What Discussions Should Patients Have with Caregivers and Healthcare Providers Before Beginning Treatment?
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru believes that a cancer diagnosis affects a person's entire family and support network, and notes that there are various ways for patients with cancer to involve and inform their families about their treatment.
The Benefit of Connecting with Advocacy Groups
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru describes how patients can benefit from becoming involved in patient advocacy.
The Road to Becoming a Patient Advocate
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru provides some direction for people who are interested in becoming a patient advocate.
What Is a Patient Advocate?
Patient Advocacy
Yelak Biru explains the role of the patient advocate and what inspired him to become one.
My Biomarker Story, and Why I Advocate for Genetic Testing
Patient AdvocacyPatient StoriesCancer Biomarkers
Wenora Y. Johnson, 3-time survivor, shares her cancer story and encourages patients to ask their care team about biomarker testing.
Finding Our Voices, Telling Our Stories: Metastatic Breast Cancer Advocacy
Breast CancerPatient Advocacy
Musa Mayer, breast cancer survivor and advocate, was recently recognized for her 25 years of advocacy on behalf of patients with advanced breast cancer. Read Musa’s inspiring story.
The Patient Advocate Foundation: Helping Patients to Access Effective Care
Financial SupportPatient AdvocacySupport Services
Alan Balch, PhD, CEO of the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a nonprofit organization, discusses the support services PAF offers to patients with cancer in this interview.
Becoming a Patient Advocate After a Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis
Cancer ResearchMultiple MyelomaPatient Advocacy
Jack Aiello, multiple myeloma survivor, looks at the importance of patient advocacy and breaks down the different areas of advocacy.
Patient Advocacy in Support of James Bond's Fight to Conquer Multiple Myeloma
Multiple MyelomaPatient Advocacy
The death-defying feats of James Bond were explored on an episode of the Lifetime network’s The Balancing Act. No, not that James Bond. Our James Bond didn’t hail from the UK’s Secret Service, but is an American who has been besieged by a foe as lethal as Dr. No or SMERSH–the rare blood cancer multiple myeloma.
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