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19 Posts

Kelli and Martin B.

May 25, 2022

How a new bride became a caregiver during her husband’s cancer journey

When a partner is diagnosed with cancer, the other partner becomes so much more: secretary and scheduler, health care advocate, nurse, chauffeur—in other words, caregiver.

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Head and neck cancer

April 20, 2022

Patients have options to restore their voice after head and neck cancer treatment

For patients with head and neck cancers, cancer symptoms and treatment side effects often complicate two innate tasks that are usually taken for granted—speaking and swallowing.

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Gleason score

March 23, 2022

For prostate cancer patients, it’s always good to know the score

The Gleason score is a critical calculation designed to help determine the extent of the disease, the aggressiveness of the cancer cells and how it may be treated.

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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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