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  • If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, it may seem futile to consider quitting smoking. You may think it’s pointless to quit now, or that quitting smoking during chemotherapy will be too stressful. Maybe you feel that enjoying a cigarette is one of the only joys in your life right now.  But even though things are rough...
  • If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, it may seem futile to consider quitting smoking. You may think it’s pointless to quit now, or that quitting smoking during chemotherapy will be too stressful. Maybe you feel that enjoying a cigarette is one of the only joys in your life right now.  But even though things are rough...
  • Former investment banker Fabian Bolin has set up a social media network to help improve the mental health of everyone affected by cancer. Bolin launched War On Cancer, a storytelling platform, after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2015 at the age of 28, and finding comfort in speaking about his journey on the...
  • Former investment banker Fabian Bolin has set up a social media network to help improve the mental health of everyone affected by cancer. Bolin launched War On Cancer, a storytelling platform, after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2015 at the age of 28, and finding comfort in speaking about his journey on the...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Videoconferencing can significantly reduce levels of anxiety and distress among remote caregivers who live more than an hour away from the patients with cancer they support, according to a randomized controlled trial. "In this time of COVID-19 and distancing, this intervention has the...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Videoconferencing can significantly reduce levels of anxiety and distress among remote caregivers who live more than an hour away from the patients with cancer they support, according to a randomized controlled trial. "In this time of COVID-19 and distancing, this intervention has the...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As social-distancing guidelines continue during the pandemic, cancer patients need quality care and ongoing connection with others, oncologists say in a pair of new editorials. Many patients have felt particularly isolated in recent months, especially because friends and family may not be...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As social-distancing guidelines continue during the pandemic, cancer patients need quality care and ongoing connection with others, oncologists say in a pair of new editorials. Many patients have felt particularly isolated in recent months, especially because friends and family may not be...
  • Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Tips for taming cancer stress Make a list of stressors. Let go of some, find support for others. Put your hand over your heart. Researchers say this simple, soothing action has a calming effect. Listen to music. Your favorite tunes can lower pain levels, especially...
  • Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Tips for taming cancer stress Make a list of stressors. Let go of some, find support for others. Put your hand over your heart. Researchers say this simple, soothing action has a calming effect. Listen to music. Your favorite tunes can lower pain levels, especially...
  • In November 2019, the first case of novel coronavirus infection was detected in a country 7000 miles away from the United States. Over the following months, the number of cases and deaths rose dramatically, peaking at ~81,000. Today, four months after the world’s first known COVID-19 infection, the U.S. has surpassed...
  • In November 2019, the first case of novel coronavirus infection was detected in a country 7000 miles away from the United States. Over the following months, the number of cases and deaths rose dramatically, peaking at ~81,000. Today, four months after the world’s first known COVID-19 infection, the U.S. has surpassed...
  • It doesn’t seem fair. Childhood should be filled with laughter, games and play. Being a kid shouldn’t include things like surgery and chemotherapy. But unfortunately, childhood cancer is the reality that many families face. Sadness, denial, grief and anger wash over parents when they learn the news of a child...
  • It doesn’t seem fair. Childhood should be filled with laughter, games and play. Being a kid shouldn’t include things like surgery and chemotherapy. But unfortunately, childhood cancer is the reality that many families face. Sadness, denial, grief and anger wash over parents when they learn the news of a child...
  • The true cost of cancer is greater than many people realize and can affect much more than your wallet.  From expensive treatments to lost wages and beyond, the cost of cancer can be financially devastating for many patients, and the contributing factors aren’t always obvious. The costs of cancer run well beyond...
  • The true cost of cancer is greater than many people realize and can affect much more than your wallet.  From expensive treatments to lost wages and beyond, the cost of cancer can be financially devastating for many patients, and the contributing factors aren’t always obvious. The costs of cancer run well beyond...
  • Contributor: Josette Snyder, BSN, MSN, AOCN. Breaking the news to your child that you have cancer can be an emotional roller coaster. And there are no absolute right or wrong ways to do it. It’s like so much of life and parenting — you do the best you can. One of the first things that parents should know is that the...
  • Contributor: Josette Snyder, BSN, MSN, AOCN. Breaking the news to your child that you have cancer can be an emotional roller coaster. And there are no absolute right or wrong ways to do it. It’s like so much of life and parenting — you do the best you can. One of the first things that parents should know is that the...
  • I watched and ducked in and out of a tangled, important, often painful dialogue this weekend about cancer and the language we use to describe it. Last week, after Alex Trebek announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, I wrote a column about attaching the words "battle" and "lose" and "win" to the disease. I...
  • I watched and ducked in and out of a tangled, important, often painful dialogue this weekend about cancer and the language we use to describe it. Last week, after Alex Trebek announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, I wrote a column about attaching the words "battle" and "lose" and "win" to the disease. I...