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A Cancer Pity Party

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A woman with cancer recently told me that she was planning a pity party. She explained that, “Cancer just sucks and I want to get together with my friends to acknowledge that it sucks.” Sounds reasonable. Those of us with cancer tend to put on brave faces. But there are times that we grieve for…



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Blended Families and Cancer

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Communication within a family after a cancer diagnosis can be complicated, particularly for newer blended families and cancer.



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Some Patients Can Face Boredom

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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.



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How Old is too Old to Treat Cancer?

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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.