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General psychosocial aspects topics

Why Are Positives Scary After Cancer?
BY Dana Stewart
After cancer caught me off guard, I tend to wait for the other shoe to drop, even if that means getting scared when positive things come my way.
Cancer Survivors Should Put Their Feelings First
BY Dana Stewart
After a cancer diagnosis, you need to put your feelings first before anyone else's.
Sarah Sciortino on Fertility and Sexuality in Younger Patients with Ovarian Cancer
BY Sarah Sciortino, MSW, LSW
Sarah Sciortino, MSW, LSW, Oncology Psychosocial Support Services Program Coordinator at University of Chicago Hospital, discusses the unique concerns that younger patients with ovarian cancer can face.
I’m Not Waiting for Cancer's Return
BY Barbara Carlos
For many who have been through the experience, whether you call it a return, recurrence or anything else, it’s something they lay awake at night thinking about, and worrying about.
Cancer Support: The Furry Kind
BY Dana Stewart
When the emotions of cancer start to get you down, try taking a chance on talking to a four-legged furry friend.
Using an App to Reduce Cancer-Related Anxiety
BY Joseph Greer, Ph.D.
​Joseph Greer, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Psychology and Research Scientist in the Center for Psychiatric Oncology & Behavioral Sciences at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains a mobile app to help anxiety in patients who have incurable cancer.
Staying CALM: Psychotherapy for Patients with Advanced Cancers
BY Lauren M. Green
The psychotherapty known as CALM has been shown to ease depression and distress in patients with advanced cancer. 
Finding Emotional Honesty in the Complicated Extremes of Cancer
BY Martha Carlson
I'm hopeful and scared. Why it's OK to feel both at once when you're living with cancer.
Two Approaches to Scanxiety
BY Stacie Chevrier
A survivor develops a plan for managing anxiety through scan week.
Cancer: When It Rains It Pours
BY Dana Stewart
When it rains it pours. These five words can be filled with so much meaning. These five words can be used to describe a lot of happenings in anyone’s life. Trying to avoid the cancer heartache works for a while but when you lift back the current, the fears and anxiety flood in like a heavy rain.
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