Posted June 12th, 2013Bob Riter
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.
Posted June 6th, 2013Bob Riter
These three questions sound simple, but they aren’t asked nearly enough. It’s more than OK to ask – it’s encouraged!
Posted May 13th, 2013Bob Riter
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.
Posted May 3rd, 2013Bob Riter
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.
Posted April 5th, 2013Bob Riter
Nearly everyone with cancer wonders if they would be better off had they made different decisions somewhere along the line.
Posted January 29th, 2013Bob Riter
Although I firmly believe that everyone should be in control of their own treatment decisions, I have observed that some people seem to seek too little treatment when they are first diagnosed and other people seek too much treatment at the end of their lives.
Posted January 7th, 2013Bob Riter
I like to give myself a magic wand in the first column of each year to grant wishes to those affected by cancer.
Posted December 4th, 2012Bob Riter
About this time last year, I wrote a column on buying holiday gifts for people with cancer. I discouraged gifts that focused on illness.
Posted November 30th, 2012Bob Riter
Since this is a gift-giving time of year, I have been thinking about gift suggestions for people who are being treated for cancer and for those who have recently completed treatment.
Posted November 21st, 2012Bob Riter
My job is to listen to people affected by cancer and to help them however I can.