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Justine Almada speaks as part of National Cancer Prevention Day

National Cancer Prevention Day is celebrated annually on February 4. This year, HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation co-founder Justine Almada was invited to speak on Capitol Hill as part of the day’s proceedings. National Cancer Prevention Day is a resolution introduced by Representative Steve Israel highlighting the efforts of Less Cancer, a campaign that strives… read more

Adjusting to Life after Cancer Treatment

One of the most difficult times for individuals who have experienced a cancer diagnosis is the period right after cancer treatment has ended. This is known as the ‘re-entry period’. This time can be anywhere from immediately after cancer treatment ends to a year and a half after treatment. It can be a time where… read more

Thriver Perspective: Reflections on Celebrating the Big 5 – 0

Jane celebrates her birthday while raising anal cancer awareness. Being diagnosed with Stage 1 Anal Cancer at 45 years old, and subsequent Stage IV AC three years later, roused a fear deep within me and rocked me to my core. A sentiment understood by many that have been a part of this non-enviable “club”. My brave… read more