Here’s How Pets Have Helped Some Cancer Survivors and Patients During Their Journey with the Disease
On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share how a pet helped them during their experience with cancer. Here’s what they shared.
Opioid Epidemic Negatively Influences Opioid Use for Pain Management in Advanced Cancer
According to a survey of 26 patients with advanced cancer, many reported that the U.S. opioid epidemic impacted their opinions of opioid use for pain management and conversations with their clinician regarding prescriptions.
My Story: In Defense of Grief
A man who lost his wife to melanoma explains how he channeled his grief into advocacy that led to a change in legislation.
Fox Chase Cancer Center Begins Pilot Program to Strengthen Patient Literacy
The Philadelphia-based cancer center has enrolled patients who receive port insertions in MyCareCompass, a new program that organizes patient information and provides educational content to help patients understand their treatment.
Positive Thinking Is Powerful During and After Cancer Treatment
Channeling optimism during your cancer journey isn’t just about living longer — it’s about living better.
My Dark Cloud: Dealing with A Pet’s Cancer Diagnosis
A person with metastatic breast cancer discusses the emotional experience of learning that her dog, Heidi, was diagnosed with cancer.
What Is Loss?
A cancer survivor describes her interpretation of a quote about loss by philosopher Marcus Aurelius.
What Do You Say to Someone Who Has Cancer?
A cancer survivor shares advice on how people can support a friend with cancer.
Learning to be a Kinder Person After Cancer
A cancer survivor and former military service member writes how he used to be short with people, demanded things be done his way and often made others feel little — that is until his cancer diagnosis. Here, he shares how his experience with cancer taught him to be kinder to others.
Here’s Where Some People First Looked for Information After Their Cancer Diagnosis
On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share where they first turned to for information after they received their cancer diagnosis. Here’s what some of them said.
I Was 38 and Things Were Going Great, That is Until I Had a Cancerous Lump
A person living with metastatic breast cancer shares a poem regarding how her life changed in an instant, and how she continues to push forward even though her disease is extensive.
Cancer is a Stark Reminder of the Importance of the Little Things
A cancer survivor recalls an experience from early on during the COVID-19 pandemic and reiterates how more than a year later, she thinks about those little things.
I Am Still Me, Regardless of My Disease
A person with metastatic breast cancer writes about how she just wants to be “normal” again and for people to stop pitying her.
Thanks to COVID-19, I Have Missed the Little Things
A cancer survivor writes about all the little things she has missed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those little things — such as going to a diner and connecting with friends — are now appreciated more than we ever would have imagined, she writes.
Cure and Care Go Hand-in-Hand: Expert Discusses the Importance of Palliative Care in Cancer Treatment
Progress on palliative care education and adoption in cancer centers has been slow, but an expert from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center says studies show that it can improve cancer outcomes.
‘Fun’ and ‘Cancer’ Can Go Together
A prostate cancer survivor recalls a time when the cancer center’s staff helped him realize that its OK to have fun while receiving cancer treatment.
Hugs Are Important for Cancer Survivors
A cancer survivor yearns for the “touch starvation” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic to be over. She writes about how just one hug can make a huge difference for people.
Here’s Who Cancer Survivors and Patients Turn to for Emotional Support During Their Journey
On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share who they have turned to for emotional support during their cancer journey.
Here’s What Cancer Survivors and Patients Don’t Want to Hear From Family and Friends
On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share what they want to hear from family and friends and what they don’t want to hear.
Cancer Survivors, Patients Share Their Favorite Motivational or Inspirational Quote
On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share their favorite motivational or inspirational quotes. Here's what they had to share.
Fear of Recurrence: Identify Risks, Learn to Cope
There are certain patient characteristics that are associated with fear of recurrence. However, there are simple steps that survivors can take to cope.
Living with Cancer, Not Dying of It
A cancer survivor offers some statistics about the longevity of cancer survivors.
Finding Ways to Manage Helpless Anger
A caregiver recalls how an unexpected side effect of her daughter’s breast cancer treatment has caused her to experience feelings of helpless anger.
‘Scanxiety’ Can Make Cancer Survivors Irrational and Irritable
A penile cancer survivor recalls how he can become irrational and lash out at his loved ones during the days leading up to his next scans. His wish: To be normal again.
Image Visualization Helped Complement My Cancer Treatment
A cancer survivor, who is in her 14th year of remission, recalls how image visualization complemented her cancer treatment and suggests the practice may help others.
4 Tips For Cancer Survivors To Push Through This Virus-Stricken ‘Dark Winter’
Here are 4 tips from a fellow cancer survivor on how to push through the dark COVID-19 winter ahead.
Missing Important Cancer Anniversaries and Grieving During COVID-19
COVID-19 has robbed us of the physical ways we remember important milestones on the cancer journey and the physical ways we need to mourn.
Blue Note Therapeutics Partners With Several Nonprofits, Advocacy Groups to Deliver Digital Cancer-Related Mental Health Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The digital program, which provides patients with cancer access to cognitive behavioral therapy and relaxation therapy, has been accessed by approximately 12,000 people across the United States since it launched in 2020.
Risky Business: Navigating COVID Challenges To Still Find Connection
A survivor discusses the challenges of finding connections during COVID-19.
How Have Cancer Survivors, Patients Benefitted From Participating in Support Groups?
On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share if they have participated in support groups, and, if so, how they benefitted from the experience.
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