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December 11, 2014
· Sarah Lindenau as told to Katie Heller

Remembering My Mother

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Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. Sarah Lindenau talks about how honoring her mother’s memory has helped her cope and positively influence the lives of others.

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December 2, 2014
· Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Podcast: Coping with “Scanxiety”

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Sometimes, anxiety comes with getting cancer scans, often called “scanxiety.” In a podcast, Dr. Lidia Schapira shares advice for managing the stress that comes along with needing multiple scans.

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October 16, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Child Life Specialists in Oncology

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Child life specialists help children understand what will happen in the hospital and help families cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this interview, Carolyn Schneiders Fung, CCLS, and Molly Spragins, CCLS, describe the important role child life specialists play in the care of children with cancer.

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September 30, 2014
· Lori Piggott, as told to Jo Cavello

Cancer Has Given Me Courage

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In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades.

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August 21, 2014
· Jyoti Patel, MD

The Stigma of Lung Cancer

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Because lung cancer is associated with smoking, many people feel it is “self-inflicted.” This not only causes people to feel guilt and shame, but also leads to less research funding and fewer advances in treatment. In this guest post, Dr. Jyoti Patel talks about how the stigma of lung cancer affects the way patients are treated—both socially and medically.

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July 10, 2014
· Heather Von St. James

A Cause for Celebration

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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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June 26, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

The Power of Writing

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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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