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Kicking Cancer’s Ass: #1 Diane

Kicking Cancer’s Ass: #1 Diane

We’re pleased to introduce a new series of blogs. ACFs Kicking Cancer‘s Ass series interviews volunteers in our Peer Support Program and other stakeholders supporting our mission: to empower the anal cancer community and address the stigma associated with the disease. First up, it’s Diane. Being diagnosed with squamous cell anal carcinoma was quite the learning… read more

Our Peer to Peer Support Programme: Your FAQs!

Our Peer to Peer Support Programme: Your FAQs!

We recognise that there is an urgent need for cancer patients (we call them ‘thrivers’) and cancer caregivers to find emotional support from people who have been through similar experiences. To meet this need, ACF relies on volunteers in our Peer to Peer support program, a free service we provide that matches anal cancer thrivers… read more

Special Considerations for Anal Cancer Thrivers and COVID-19

Cancer patients are generally at increased risk of illness from infections while going through treatment due to weakened immune systems caused by cancer and its treatments. The extent to which they are vulnerable to COVID-19 specifically however is still unclear and we know that for patients that have finished treatment, immune system functionality may partially… read more