patient perspective

August 26, 2014
· David Nethero

Mentally Mastering Chemotherapy

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Colon cancer survivor David Nethero describes how he used meditation and positive mental imagery to cope with some of the physical side effects of chemotherapy and be present in the moment.

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July 15, 2014
· Janet Freeman-Daily

Meeting the Chemist

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What would it be like to meet the inventor of the investigational drug that is keeping you alive? Janet Freeman-Daily found out firsthand at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting.

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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 5, 2014
· Jane O. Smith

Body Image Matters

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Jane O. Smith offers insights about embracing and expressing the physical (and emotional) changes that happen after a mastectomy and other types of cancer treatment.

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May 1, 2014
· Georgia Hurst, MA

My Genetic Nemesis

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Georgia Hurst, a Lynch syndrome advocate, describes from her personal experience the emotional and physical toll being diagnosed with a genetic condition that increases cancer risk can take.

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April 3, 2014
· Samantha Rose

Great Expectations After Cancer

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Samantha Rose describes the pressure cancer survivors like her put on themselves to feel happy and optimistic after finishing treatment and how she has learned to be more patient with herself.

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February 25, 2014
· Pat Godfrey McRee

Keep the Fun in Funeral

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Pat Godfrey McRee, a 20-year, three-time breast cancer survivor, shows how deciding to find humor, and therefore joy, in the worst moments following her diagnoses has been healing.

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