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Mike Verano

Mike Verano is a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist and thymic cancer survivor with over 30 years experience in the mental health field. Mike has had articles published in national and international magazines and is the author of The Zen of Cancer: A Mindful Journey From Illness to Wellness. In addition, he maintains the blog, Confessions of a Pacifist in the War on Cancer. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Lanexa, Virginia.
As any cancer survivor is aware, the blossom of hope can be a fragile flower.
June 12, 2017
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It appears that we survivors have, at long last, been taken seriously about our reports of problems with mental functioning as a result of chemotherapy.
May 09, 2017
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When I think of living in cancer's shadow, my mind immediately jumps to the dark body that is my constant companion and seems to, paradoxically, grow stronger the brighter the light.
April 19, 2017
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I guess I’m old school when it comes to a cancer diagnosis. I have always assumed there are three types of cancer—the good (which is a diagnosis of “no cancer”), the bad and the ugly.
March 12, 2017
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That cancer strikes at the very fabric of one’s understanding of why things happen the way they do is what makes this illness so insidious.
March 02, 2017
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Once the unwanted growth of one’s cancer is addressed, how does one prepare the psychological inner terrain to receive the healing nurturance that carries one from illness to wellness?
February 22, 2017
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Siddhartha Mukherjee, refers to cancer as the "emperor of all maladies."
February 08, 2017
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When I unexpectedly joined the cancer program, just before my 50th birthday, I was sure I had the “right stuff” to meet the challenge.
December 13, 2016
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