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Ways to Support Someone With Breast Cancer

Ways to Support Someone With Breast Cancer

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

You’re at a loss.  You’ve just learned your friend or loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer.  What do you do?  How do you act?  What do you say? As I look back at my own actions under these circumstances, I know that I came up short.  I said the wrong things and made some basic mistakes.  Partly I could blame youth.  But mostly I...

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Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog | 7 comments

That’s You! Jeannie’s husband turned to her and said “That is you!” pointing at the main character of the book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. That character, Lisbeth, has Asperger’s Syndrome. “I didn’t think he knew what he was talking about at first,” she admits. But once she started to dig a little and go through all the...

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What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Your Cancer Diagnosis?

What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Your Cancer Diagnosis?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 6 comments

Or Patient-Centered Cancer Care:  IOM’s recommendations Last week, we looked at the recent Institute of Medicine’s report and wrote the post about “How the US Got Its Cancer Care Crisis“. This week we get more practical. With specific recommendations you can use! The general recommendations include: (1) becoming engaged patients. (2)...

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