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© 2023 MJH Life Sciences™ and CURE - Oncology & Cancer News for Patients & Caregivers. All rights reserved.
December 25th 2021
By Dana Stewart
A breast cancer survivor describes how exhausting it is to live in constant fear of cancer and how she plans to combat it in 2022.
December 21st 2021
By Colleen Moretti
An end-of-life conversation may increase hope in patients with cancer, however many patients may be getting it from oncologists when it’s a “too little too late,” an expert said.
December 20th 2021
By Darlene Dobkowski, MA
As treatments for NSCLC improve survival, this benefit may be affected by depression and anxiety, which is common in patients with the disease and may require patients to advocate for cognitive behavioral therapy among other approaches.
December 14th 2021
By Brielle Benyon
Dr. Don S. Dizon discusses how cancer centers can be more inclusive to the LGBTQ+ community, from the naming of the institutions to the types of magazines found in the waiting rooms.
December 13th 2021
By Robin Zimmerman
A cancer survivor explains how his holiday traditions changed after his wife was sick with and eventually died from cancer, and why each changing tradition holds a special place in his heart.
December 6th 2021
By Jamie Cesanek
People who have successfully navigated difficult times in the past may be able to use those previous coping strategies to help them weather new stress related to a cancer diagnosis, treatment or survivorship, according to an expert from the George Washington University Cancer Center.
November 27th 2021
By Khevin Barnes
A male breast cancer survivor describes his anxiety and one tool for curtailing it.
November 22nd 2021
By Gogs Gagnon
Men are often discouraged by society from openly sharing their emotions. A cancer survivor explains why lessons from childhood around how men should behave prevented him from finding support for his mental health.
November 10th 2021
Even though recording conversations during a doctor’s appointment may make it easier for patients with cancer to retain information, some oncologists are uncomfortable with being recorded.
November 9th 2021
Due to less travel and other treatment-related expenses, some patients with cancer prefer a telemedicine doctor’s visit over going into an office or clinic.
When LGBTQ+ patients speak up about discriminatory experiences in cancer care, it can help take back the power and pave the way for better care in the future.
November 5th 2021
The study results demonstrated that patients with cancer had an elevated risk of all-cause mortality in the short-term if they experienced the onset of a mental health condition and were prescribed medicine for the condition shortly after their cancer diagnosis.
November 3rd 2021
By Laura Yeager
A breast cancer survivor explains how a group of men made fun of her chest – which is flat due to a double mastectomy – and how she chose to laugh the rude comment away.
November 2nd 2021
The risk for suicide increased after a cancer diagnosis and may last at least 10 years after, emphasizing how patients should seek mental health care as part of their journey.
October 28th 2021
By Don Vaughan
Although being in a close relationship during the cancer journey can dramatically improve outcomes, the stress of treatment and the diagnosis itself can take a toll on couples, sometimes in a negative way.
October 17th 2021
By Kim Johnson
A woman who was the primary caregiver for her sister with cancer writes about how she regrets not utilizing social media to share updates throughout the treatment journey.
October 15th 2021
By Jessica Bolz
What do you do when cancer begins to drive a wedge between you and your partner? “I always feel it could cause the end of my relationship because I’m too much,” writes one survivor.
October 7th 2021
By Georgia Hurst
A woman explains how living with Lynch syndrome prepared her for the anxiety felt during the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses a painful loss she experienced.
October 4th 2021
By Steve Rubin
Experiencing the trauma of cancer can make you feel like the universe is working against you. One cancer survivor explains the series of events that changed his outlook.
September 14th 2021
By Marissa Holzer
A woman with metastatic breast cancer describes a fulfilling experience of meeting another survivor who has lived a similar cancer journey, and the unique lasting connection it can create.
August 25th 2021
By Rick Siefke
A retired oncology social worker offers several tips on supporting a friend who has cancer, as well as ways to ask for support as a patient with cancer.
August 17th 2021
While it is normal for parents of childhood cancer survivors to experience anxiety and depression related to the fear of disease progression, parents are encouraged to seek help to ensure that the fear or progression doesn’t lead to debilitating consequences, according to an expert at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
August 12th 2021
Cancer survivors who identify as LGBTQ reported a lack of access to tailored resources and support groups and fear of discrimination.
August 9th 2021
More people are aware of the disparities LGBTQ patients face, but prohibitive legislature could be moving the needle backward when it comes to equality in care.
July 27th 2021
Assigning healthy classmates to accompany patients with cancer in their peer group to hospital visits had a positive impact on the patients’ social and emotional wellbeing.
July 21st 2021
There is no right decision on if – or how – to reveal a cancer diagnosis in the workplace.
July 16th 2021
Having a pet to care for may motivate patients to exercise and be positive when undergoing cancer treatment.
July 12th 2021
More than one third of adults and adolescents who were diagnosed with cancer between ages 15 and 39 were hesitant about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, despite being an at-risk group.
July 10th 2021
Skin cancer can have detrimental effects on not only a patient’s physical health, but their emotional and mental health as well, according to an expert at the CURE® Educated Patient® Skin Cancer Summit.
June 29th 2021
By Mike Hennessy, Sr.
We may never know what triggered the global pandemic that has claimed more than 3.8 million lives. And we won’t know the long-term effects until enough time has elapsed. What we do know for certain is that the incredible strength and collaboration of the scientific community have allowed us to regain some semblance of normalcy.
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