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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

While Cancer is Not Fun, There is Hope Every Day

March 4th 2021, 5:00pm


An ovarian cancer survivor shares that although she’s been frustrated and mad about a recent recurrence in her lymph nodes, she still celebrates the life that she’s been blessed with.

When It Comes to Cancer, See the Person and Not the Disease

March 1st 2021, 5:00pm


An oncology nurse offers people tips on how to find the courage and be better advocates to their loved ones who may be receiving treatment for cancer.

If I Can Face Cancer, I Can Face Anything

February 18th 2021, 5:00pm


Within a short period of time, Darlene Benson lost her dog, brother-in-law, and some of her best friends. But, at the same time, she conquered cancer. She says that if she can face that, she can face anything.

Compassionate Care Goes A Long Way When Receiving Treatment for Cancer

February 10th 2021, 4:00pm


A patient with cancer recalls how the love her care team showed her during her treatment made such a difference in her journey to recovery. Her hope: That more patients with cancer around the world can find doctors who treat them as a person, and not just a case.

‘Scanxiety’ Can Make Cancer Survivors Irrational and Irritable

February 9th 2021, 5:00pm


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.

Looking At Yourself Differently After Cancer

February 8th 2021, 5:00pm


Moment by moment, we move toward life. We feel what needs to be felt. We can even feel through the numb parts—the broken pieces. Instead of looking somewhere else, we look straight on— at ourselves and others. We see what’s really there. Who is there for us? Who is not? We choose to be with those we love, and those who love us back—like the person in the mirror, the new friend.

Your Life Is Not Over Because of Cancer

February 6th 2021, 3:00pm


At the moment it may be hard to realize, but your life is not over because of cancer.

Winter And Entering Hospice

January 31st 2021, 7:00pm


With winter upon us, a caregiver discusses how the end of life is akin to the cycle of seasons and how hospice does not have to be a challenging hurdle.

No One Ever Sees a Cancer Diagnosis Coming, Especially When it Involves Their Penis

January 26th 2021, 7:00pm


A cancer survivor writes about how he, like many, was blindsided by his diagnosis and what it was like to receive treatment for a rare disease: penile cancer.

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.