patient perspective

December 4, 2014
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The Importance of Connecting With Other Patients Online

Connecting with others who know exactly what you are going through provides much-needed support for many people with cancer. Randy Hillard, MD, talks about how joining (and now administrating) an online group for people with stomach cancer offers so much more than support.

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October 28, 2014
· Dawn Gill, as told to Jo Cavallo

Taking Charge of Your Care

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For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival.

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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 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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