Bob Riter’s Cancer Columns


Holiday Gifts When the Cancer is Advanced

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About this time last year, I wrote a column on buying holiday gifts for people with cancer. I discouraged gifts that focused on illness.



Holiday Gifts

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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.



The Transitions of Cancer

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My job is to listen to people affected by cancer and to help them however I can.



Groundhog Friends

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I’m often asked how to be a friend to someone with cancer. I generally answer this question by encouraging them to be good listeners and to be present for their friend in every sense of the word. The best friends are what I describe as “groundhog friends.” Remember the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray?…