family

August 4, 2015 · John Leifer
In March 2013, John’s wife Lori found a lump in her breast. Lori, a radiation oncologist, soon went from giving cancer care to receiving it. In this guest post, John talks about how to navigate a cancer diagnosis, a journey for which we are all ill-prepared. Read More >>
May 7, 2015 · Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO
Since the 1970s, we have been involved in a war against cancer. But how do military metaphors and battle imagery affect people who are trying to cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis? Longtime patient advocate Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO, explores common language used to describe cancer and its treatment. Read More >>
March 24, 2015 · Lizzy Van Tromp
Lizzy Van Tromp was four weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Although her surgeon advised her to terminate, she continued with her treatment and her pregnancy. Read More >>
March 19, 2015 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
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. Read More >>
February 12, 2015 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Talking about cancer is difficult because it involves intense emotions and topics that couples may not wish to discuss. However, keeping the lines of communication open provides vital support at this difficult time. Read More >>

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