As a breast cancer survivor and patient advocate, I have worked hard to increase my cancer literacy and use that knowledge to help others. Diagnosed with breast cancer in my early 30’s, I had no experience with breast or any other type of cancer. I learned first-hand how difficult it is to be suddenly thrust into the world of cancer and be absolutely cancer illiterate. I am therefore so excited about the recent development of a Cancer Health Literacy (CHL) tool to measure the cancer health literacy of newly diagnosed patients, identify those with limited CHL, and target doctor-patient communications accordingly. This is a super important step towards empowering cancer patients to actively participate in their own care. Learn more about the first Cancer Health Literacy Tool here.