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I wish u knew… how cancer patients have changed my life

Posted November 12th, 2012

Dr. Metz talks about how caring for cancer patients has affected his life.

Groundhog Friends

Posted November 9th, 2012

I’m often asked how to be a friend to someone with cancer. I generally answer this question by encouraging them to be good listeners and to be present for their friend in every sense of the word. The best friends are what I describe as “groundhog friends.” Remember the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? […]

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I wish u knew… Healthcare Affordability Act

Posted November 8th, 2012

Dr. Vapiwala discusses the Affordable Care Act and access to healthcare.

Why Aren’t They Doing More?

Posted November 7th, 2012

I sometimes get asked various versions of this question: “My father has advanced cancer, but they don’t seem to be treating him very aggressively. Why aren’t they doing surgery to remove the metastases in his lungs and liver?”

I Can Cope: Taking Charge of Money Matters

Session on SSI, disability, public benefits, working with cancer, advanced care planning & estate planning. Intensive session on Medicare and Cancer: What every cancer patient needs to know for open enrollment.

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I wish u knew… Knowledge is Power

Posted November 5th, 2012

Knowledge is power. Learning as much as you can about your cancer diagnosis gives you the tools you need to make treatment decisions.


Posted November 2nd, 2012

About three hundred miles to the northeast, my sister was being prepped for brain surgery.  She was in a Boston hospital…