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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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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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Finding a Reason to Laugh

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Humor is one way to cope with the intense feelings triggered by a cancer diagnosis. Sharing a laugh with friends and family can help you keep a positive outlook on life, give you a renewed sense of control, and even boost your body’s healing processes.

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Keep the Fun in Funeral

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Pat Godfrey McRee

Pat Godfrey McRee, a 20-year, three-time breast cancer survivor, shows how deciding to find humor, and therefore joy, in the worst moments following her diagnoses has been healing.

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