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There are so many questions that come with a cancer diagnosis — questions about treatment, side effects, caregiving, survivorship and more.

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Your Recent Stories

To Tell or Not to Tell About My Mastectomy

January 13th 2021, 5:00pm


A cancer survivor discusses how she decides to discuss her mastectomy and the acceptance of her body after treatment for cancer.

Lessons from COVID-19: How to Support those Facing Serious Health Challenges Like Cancer

January 12th 2021, 5:00pm


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the serious medical difficulties patients with cancer face has been brought to the forefront for healthcare as a whole. But we can learn lessons from these challenges and find a stronger path forward.

A Granddaughter's Questions About Cancer

January 7th 2021, 5:00pm


A caregiver discusses with her granddaughter the cancer diagnosis and treatment of a loved one.

One-Half Teaspoon

December 26th 2020, 7:00pm


Aileen Holthaus writes about her first day of chemotherapy for follicular lymphoma, and the challenges it presented.

Laughter Is Sometimes The Best Medicine

December 22nd 2020, 6:00pm


For one cancer survivor, laughter might have been the best medicine.

Helping Others With Cancer By The Book

December 19th 2020, 10:00pm


Catherine Stier, a breast cancer survivor, discusses her new book "When A Kid Like Me Has Cancer" a story of how to talk about cancer with children.

Navigating the Holidays: 7 Tips for Cancer Caregivers

December 15th 2020, 2:00pm


In this most stressful of seasons, these seven specific steps can bring the joy back to the Holidays for those patients going through cancer treatment this time of year.

Writing As A Caregiver: Feelings and Thoughts During My Husband’s Cancer

December 13th 2020, 6:15pm


A caregiver uses poetry to work through their husband's cancer journey.

How Cold Weather Affects Patients with Cancer

December 5th 2020, 7:00pm


Winter brings added challenges for patients with cancer. Here's what you need to know to take into consideration as the weather gets colder.

How Yoga Helped Me in My Post Breast Cancer Treatment Journey

November 28th 2020, 7:00pm


A former oncologist discusses how yoga became a vital part of her recovery after a surprise breast cancer diagnosis.