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December 18, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Cancer and the Holidays: Answers to Common Questions

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The holidays can be stressful at the best of times, so this is often a difficult time of year for people and families affected by cancer. Diane Blum, MSW, answers some common questions about coping with cancer during the holidays.

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November 20, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

10 Tips to Make Holiday Grocery Shopping Easier

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With so many holiday traditions revolving around the dinner table, grocery shopping is a major task this time of year. Here are 10 tips to make grocery shopping less of a chore for people with cancer.

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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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October 23, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Pain Management

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Although up to 95% of cancer-related pain can be successfully managed, not all people with cancer benefit from pain-relief strategies because they don’t talk with their health care team. Dr. Robert Twillman, a pain management specialist, explains why discussing pain is so important and gives tips for making the most of these conversations.

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September 23, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Physical Therapists in Oncology

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Physical therapists evaluate nerve, muscle, and fitness problems that make it difficult for a person to function well on a daily basis. Sharlynn Tuohy, PT, DPT, MBA, and Jean Kotkiewicz, PT, DPT, CLT, discuss the role physical therapists play in the care of people with cancer.

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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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June 19, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

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High temperatures can cause issues for people receiving cancer treatment. Get some tips on staying cool and hydrated this summer.

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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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