Bob Riter

Blended Families and Cancer

Posted May 8th, 2014

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


Bob Riter

Some Patients Can Face Boredom

Posted April 21st, 2014

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.


Bob Riter

How Old is too Old to Treat Cancer?

Posted February 28th, 2014

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.


Bob Riter

The Vivid Images of Cancer

Posted January 13th, 2014

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.