INFORMATION BY CANCER TYPE
General psychosocial aspects topics
Those of us who have suffered often fear what can go wrong with them. But the more we know our bodies, the more we can love them and ourselves.
Gary Rodin, M.D., head of the Department of Supportive Care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, in Toronto, Canada, discusses CALM, an intervention designed to help patients with advanced-stage cancer cope and talk about their concerns.
Every six months, I get an MRI to check for recurrence or growth of my brain tumor. This is one of those times. To prepare for tomorrow, I try to remember not to forgo today.
Moving with a health problem comes with the logistical challenge of finding resources in a new place which is a task conquered through patience, kindness and a lot of organization.
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.
After a cancer diagnosis, you need to put your feelings first before anyone else's.
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.
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.
When the emotions of cancer start to get you down, try taking a chance on talking to a four-legged furry friend.
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.