Posts By: Bob Riter

What to Say When Cancer Returns

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When cancer returns, the focus usually shifts from curing the cancer to controlling the cancer. It’s an entirely different situation from the initial diagnosis, and both patient and health professionals know it.



Questions Every Patient Should Ask

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These three questions sound simple, but they aren’t asked nearly enough. It’s more than OK to ask – it’s encouraged!



Parking Lot Moment

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You’re initially stunned when you hear the words, “You have cancer.” Your brain freezes and things are a blur for at least a few minutes.



Does Cancer Hurt?

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When I talk with groups of students, someone usually asks, “Does cancer hurt?” It’s an interesting question that can be answered on many different levels.