patient perspective

February 9, 2021
Alec Kupelian

Coping With Social Isolation as a Teen With Cancer

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In this post, teen cancer survivor Alec Kupelian discusses what it was like to be diagnosed with cancer while in college and how he learned to cope with the social isolation he felt during his cancer experience.

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January 13, 2021
Emily Pinto Billcheck

Embracing Bravery When You Have a Genetic Cancer Disease

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In this post, Emily Pinto Billcheck describes living with von Hippel-Lindau disease, a rare genetic cancer condition that has also affected her family, and how she changed her own perspective of her bravery over time.

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November 3, 2020
Mary Dominiecki, PhD, and Alexandra Kalmanofsky, MSW

Talking With Your Doctor About Negative Emotions During Cancer

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Cancer survivors and patient advocates Alexandra Kalmanofsky and Dr. Mary Dominiecki discuss why talking with your health care team about negative emotions and side effects is so important, including how it may impact your care.

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October 26, 2020
Jacky Costello

How I Found a Meaningful Career After Cancer

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Cancer survivor Jacky Costello talks about the emotions she felt after cancer and its treatment and how starting her own business helped her find new purpose.

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September 10, 2020
Cordelia Galgut, PhD

Grieving for Your Old Life After Cancer

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Dr. Cordelia Galgut discusses the lasting grief she experiences after living through cancer and offers ways to cope for fellow survivors.

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