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A Cause for Celebration

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Heather Von St. James

Heather Von St. James and her family have turned the day she had surgery to treat mesothelioma into a huge celebration—Lung Leavin’ Day. In this guest post, she explains how adding a little humor to her cancer experience has taken away some of the fear.

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The Power of Writing

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Writing about your thoughts and feelings has a number of physical, emotional, and social benefits. Learn more about expressive writing and get some tips to help you get started.

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Body Image Matters

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Jane O. Smith

Jane O. Smith offers insights about embracing and expressing the physical (and emotional) changes that happen after a mastectomy and other types of cancer treatment.

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My Genetic Nemesis

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Georgia Hurst, MA

Georgia Hurst, a Lynch syndrome advocate, describes from her personal experience the emotional and physical toll being diagnosed with a genetic condition that increases cancer risk can take.

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The Architecture of Recovery: Can Design Affect Your Health?

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Architecture isn't a cure for cancer; however, the design of a physical environment can affect quality of life and recuperation. Learn about the influence of evidence-based design and how to create a restorative environment in your own home.

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Great Expectations After Cancer

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Samantha Rose

Samantha Rose describes the pressure cancer survivors like her put on themselves to feel happy and optimistic after finishing treatment and how she has learned to be more patient with herself.

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Sleep Tips to Put a Spring in Your Step

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Many people with cancer will lose much more than an hour of sleep this weekend after the switch to Daylight Saving Time. Here are 10 tips to make the spring forward a bit easier and help you sleep better all year long.

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