coping

July 16, 2015
· Kat Caverly

Cancer by the Numbers

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Intuition generally fails us when we think about the risk of getting cancer. The math often goes against the way we think things ought to be. Breast cancer survivor Kat Caverly talks statistics and why she has chosen not to live her life by the numbers.

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June 16, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Choosing a Breast Prosthesis: A Survivor’s Perspective

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Although many women who have a mastectomy choose to have reconstructive surgery, wearing a breast prosthesis or breast form is another option. Breast cancer survivor Andrea Zinn talks about the process of choosing and being fitted for a breast prosthesis.

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Rick Boulay, MD
May 19, 2015
· Rick Boulay, MD

Cancerism and the Effects of our Negative Cancer Bias

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Hearing the word cancer is one of people’s biggest fears. In this guest post, Dr. Rick Boulay challenges everything you thought you knew about cancer and shares how he found hope after his wife was diagnosed with leukemia.

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May 7, 2015
· Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO

Choosing Your Words Wisely: Imagery, Metaphors, and Cancer

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Since the 1970s, we have been involved in a war against cancer. But how do military metaphors and battle imagery affect people who are trying to cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis? Longtime patient advocate Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO, explores common language used to describe cancer and its treatment.

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April 23, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Why Do Pets Make Us Feel Better?

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Interacting with animals can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and decrease depression. But pets also provide something more to help the healing process—unconditional love and comfort.

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April 21, 2015
· Barbara Tako

Finding Your Super Spidey Cancer Powers

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Barbara Tako is a breast cancer and melanoma survivor. Throughout her experiences, she has tried to turn the negatives of a cancer diagnosis into as many positives as possible—what she calls her “super spidey cancer powers.”

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April 2, 2015
· Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Sexual Health

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Talking about sexual concerns can sometimes feel uncomfortable. In this video, Dr. Don S. Dizon examines some of the sexual concerns you may face during or after cancer treatment, including tips for talking with your health care team.

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Body Image After Cancer
March 26, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Body Image After Cancer

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Cancer and its treatment may cause physical changes that affect how you see yourself. In this video post, young adult cancer survivors talk about how they dealt with the body changes caused by cancer. Two ASCO experts also discuss ways to cope with physical side effects.

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