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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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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 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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March 19, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Bittersweet Beginnings

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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.

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February 18, 2015
· Maria Garcia-Jimenez, MS

La Relajación para Personas con Cáncer

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Después de un diagnóstico de cáncer, el estrés puede incrementar los síntomas físicos e impactar la calidad de vida significativamente. Varios métodos de relajación ayudan a disminuir la ansiedad y promueven beneficios para el cuerpo entero.

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