Bob Riter’s Cancer Columns


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Should People with Alzheimer’s be Treated for Cancer?

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A woman recently told me that she had a friend with Alzheimer’s disease who was being treated for cancer. She asked me if that was the right thing to do.



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The Most Aggressive Treatment is Not Always Best

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There’s a bit of cowboy in many of us when we’re diagnosed with cancer. Often our first response is to want the cancer removed right away with the most aggressive surgery possible.



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Cancer on Your Own Terms

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Bob Riter discusses why there is no single best path through cancer.



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When the Boss has Cancer

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I recently received a phone call that went like this: “My boss is struggling with cancer, but he clearly doesn’t want to talk about it or even acknowledge how ill he is. I’m concerned about him, but I’m also concerned about everyone else who works here.