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16 Posts

Self image

April 27, 2021

Taking control of your body image after cancer

More than half of all cancer patients struggle with body image at some point in their cancer journey.

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Talking to your children about cancer

June 22, 2020

Q&A: How to talk to your children about your cancer diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering experience for anyone. Parents, in particular, have an additional concern: How to tell their children about their diagnosis.

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Arpi and Natalie

June 9, 2020

Coping with cancer treatment burnout

Arpi Hamilton (right) credits her family, including her daughter Natalie (left), with providing her with the inspiration and support she needed to move forward with her cancer treatment.

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Caregivers

April 7, 2020

COVID-19 and caregiving: Steps to take to protect cancer patients and yourself

Your job as a caregiver may be more important than ever—and more difficult during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Talking to a loved one about cancer

March 3, 2020

10 tips for talking to a loved one with cancer

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it’s normal to feel unprepared and unsure about how to react.

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Writing

March 2, 2020

Writing may help patients vent and express emotions while coping with cancer

Journaling can be an empowering tool—in sharing your story with the world, expressing your feelings privately and in coping with cancer.

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Flu shot

January 8, 2020

Should cancer patients get a flu shot? Yes, and caregivers, too

It’s the height of flu season, and medical professionals are advising cancer patients, and those who spend time with them, to get the flu vaccine. Find out why.

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Managing caregiver stress

December 23, 2019

Managing the stress of being a caregiver

It’s normal to feel angry and have anxiety as you constantly worry about the loved one under your care. You may also experience a loss of control due to the restrictions that your loved one’s pain has put on your own life. If you ignore your own emotions, these feelings can lead not only to emotional distress but, over time, to physical distress.

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Dr. Weber

December 20, 2019

Heartache at home inspires passion for helping patients battle cancer

Dr. Jeffrey Weber explains how the loss of his daughter, Annie, to soft tissue sarcoma inspires his work as a Gastroenterologist at CTCA Phoenix.

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