emotions

December 15, 2015
· Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Tears in the Heart

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Anne Katz is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a certified sexuality counselor. In this post, she reflects on the emotional toll counseling young couples dealing with cancer can take.

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October 29, 2015
· Jennifer Titche, as told to Jo Cavallo

Building and Adjusting to My Life After Cancer

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Once you have finished cancer treatment, it is impossible to reconstruct the exact life you had prior to diagnosis. Jennifer Titche talks about the challenges she faces as a young breast cancer survivor and how she is building a life with new goals.

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October 6, 2015
· Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Living with Uncertainty

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Dr. Schapira reflects on how many people find strength and encouragement while living with cancer.

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September 29, 2015
· Randy Hillard, MD

The Strangeness of Being an Exceptional Responder

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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.

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September 15, 2015
· Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, and Elaine M. Doroff

Sex in the Face of Metastatic Disease

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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.

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August 18, 2015
· Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq.

Balancing Work and Caregiving

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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.

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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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