Posts By: Bob Riter

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Writing About Cancer

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When I began writing this newspaper column about cancer, I wondered how long it could last. After all, how many story ideas about cancer could there be? Seven years later, the ideas keep coming and I’m still writing. I’ve decided that writing about cancer is writing about life. Cancer is a lens that makes life…



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Cancer Caregivers Need a Break

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As we get ready for a long weekend, Bob offers some encouragement for cancer caregivers to remember to care for themselves.



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Common Phrases Heard at the Cancer Resource Center

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Although every situation is unique, I often hear certain common phrases repeated on a regular basis at the cancer resource center.



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When a Friend has Cancer, Just Listen

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At the Cancer Resource Center, we try to keep our mouths shut, and to listen without judgment or agenda. Most of us instinctively try to reassure the person with cancer, share our own experiences, or otherwise just talk. When a friend has cancer, just listen.