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May 7, 2015
Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO

Choosing Your Words Wisely: Imagery, Metaphors, and Cancer

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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.

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March 24, 2015
Lizzy Van Tromp

Fighting for Henry: My Story of Cancer and Pregnancy

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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.

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March 19, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Bittersweet Beginnings

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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.

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Spotlight On: Marriage and Family Therapists in Cancer Care
January 22, 2015

Spotlight On: Marriage and Family Therapists in Cancer Care

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Counseling helps many patients and families cope with the emotional challenges of cancer and minimize the negative effects it can have on their relationships. In this interview, June C. Foss, LMFT, and Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, discuss the benefits of therapy and how to access these services.

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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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December 11, 2014
Sarah Lindenau as told to Katie Heller

Remembering My Mother

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Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. Sarah Lindenau talks about how honoring her mother’s memory has helped her cope and positively influence the lives of others.

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