When Randy Hillard was diagnosed with metastatic stomach cancer in 2010 he was treated with a drug that increased overall survival to an average of 13 months. Now, nearly 5 years later, his unexpected survival has led to some unexpected issues.
For people with metastatic cancer, some aspects of life may be forgotten or considered unimportant. According to Dr. Dizon, this is especially the case with sexuality. In this post, Dr. Dizon shares the story of his patient, Elaine, and how she has dealt with the sexual side effects of breast cancer treatment.
Managing both caregiving and work responsibilities can be difficult. Caregivers can also face potential workplace discrimination or financial issues from taking time off work. Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq., a cancer rights attorney, talks about the legal protections and practical resources available to help caregivers better navigate work and caregiving.
People often say it's the simple things that make life worth living. Brain tumor survivor Andrew Langerman shares how the combination of books, games, and Dr. Who helped him cope with his diagnosis and treatment.
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.
After treatment for breast cancer and a recurrence, Desirée Walker realized life would never be the same. In this guest post, she shares what her “new normal” has become.
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.
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.
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.
Last February, Amber’s aunt died of breast cancer. Her cousin was 10 weeks pregnant at the time. In this post, she reflects on how a new beginning has helped her family cope with a difficult ending.