Bob Riter

Take the right person with you to medical appointments

Posted January 29th, 2016

In a recent article, I encouraged people with cancer to take someone with them when they went to important medical appointments. When you hear the words, “You have cancer,” you tend to have trouble remembering anything else. Today, I want to suggest who to take with you on those appointments. Take someone who listens more […]


Bob Riter

New Year’s Wishes 2016

Posted December 31st, 2015

I like to give myself a magic wand at this time of the year to grant wishes to those affected by cancer. Here are my wishes for 2016: I wish that our friends and acquaintances would stop giving us advice. I wish that bake sales and chicken barbecues to raise money for people with cancer […]


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Keeping Busy

Posted December 8th, 2015

I enjoy baking. It takes my mind off of the more stressful things in my life. At one point one of those things was cancer. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the end of 2000. Two years later I had gotten into remission and relapsed twice. Things were looking pretty grim and I had […]


Bob Riter

Twenty Years in the Cancer World

Posted December 7th, 2015

It’s been nearly 20 years since I was diagnosed with cancer. When I step back from my day-to-day work, I realize how much has changed during those two decades: There’s considerably less stigma associated with cancer than there used to be. Twenty years ago, many people felt the need to keep their cancer diagnosis a […]


Bob Riter

Be Kind

Posted January 26th, 2015

Many readers have found Bob’s suggestions helpful, but a few have said that they wanted something even simpler to guide them. His advice? Be kind.


Bob Riter

Cancer on Your Own Terms

Posted October 29th, 2014

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


Bob Riter

Common Phrases Heard at the Cancer Resource Center

Posted August 11th, 2014

Although every situation is unique, I often hear certain common phrases repeated on a regular basis at the cancer resource center.


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CancerLand Bookshelf: When Your Life is Touched by Cancer

Posted January 24th, 2014

First and foremost, the book is well organized and indexed, which enables patients and caregivers to easily access information by immediate need or concern.


Five ways to keep the holidays happy when dealing with cancer

5 ways to keep the holidays happy when dealing with cancer

Posted December 10th, 2013

The holiday season can be stressful enough, but when you or someone you love has cancer, the season can be overwhelming. Use these Five ways to keep the holidays happy to reduce stress and keep the ‘happy’ in happy holidays!


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Keeping The “Happy” In Happy Holidays! [Webinar]

Posted November 11th, 2013

December 6, 2013 at 12:00-1:00 PM EST. Keeping The “Happy” In Happy Holidays!