Posted April 21st, 2014Bob Riter
A young man with cancer recently told me that he felt bored. That’s not something I often hear from people who are dealing with cancer, but I know what he meant. Some patients can face boredom.
Posted February 28th, 2014Bob Riter
The older you are, the more likely it is that you’ll be diagnosed with cancer. The average age at diagnosis is now 66 and it’s increasingly common for people in their late 80s and even older to consider cancer treatment.
Posted January 13th, 2014Bob Riter
People with cancer often form mental images of the disease or its treatment…They visualized killing off the cancer cells one-by-one until they were all gone.
Posted December 30th, 2013Bob Riter
I like to give myself a magic wand at this time of the year to grant wishes to those affected by cancer. Here are my wishes for 2014.
Posted December 4th, 2013Bob Riter
People often fall into two camps regarding the usefulness of nontraditional cancer therapies. Some people are irrationally exuberant in their support of these therapies.
Posted October 22nd, 2013Bob Riter
It can be a challenge to begin a new relationship after having had cancer. We usually think about this from the perspective of the person with cancer. What about postcancer relationships?
Posted October 1st, 2013Bob Riter
Science is the starting point of cancer care, but there is an art to applying that science to each patient. Oncology Patients don’t always fit into neat little boxes with obvious choices for the best treatment.
Posted September 17th, 2013Bob Riter
I often wear a button that says cancer sucks. In addition to pretty well summing up the cancer experience, it’s a great conversation starter.
Posted September 4th, 2013Bob Riter
Grace is one of those qualities that we struggle to define, but recognize when we see it. People with grace always seem to do and say the right thing, and do so with honest kindness.
Posted August 23rd, 2013Bob Riter
Most people with a chronic illness experience days when their pain fades into the background and they once again take note of the world around them.