Living with Cancer

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Listen September 24, 2020

A Frank Conversation about Mesothelioma

While the word mesothelioma may be familiar from various advertisements, most people will likely have never met someone diagnosed with this rare cancer. In this...
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Read August 27, 2020

Exam Room Conversations – Finding Your Voice

My uncle, a former Massachusetts physical education teacher and football coach, had a tough exterior and an authoritative air – personality features that served him...
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Read August 13, 2020

Anxiety in the Cancer Experience

In some ways, anxiety is a crucial part of life. In my mom’s case, listening to the warning signals in her head pushed her to ask for multiple opinions, which eventually led to her cancer diagnosis. Anxiety can inspire us to seek out help and information. However, it is important to recognize when anxiety becomes unproductive or even harmful.
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Read July 30, 2020

Power to the Patient Voice

You hear the words, “You have cancer,” and suddenly, the world around you stops. You can see the doctor’s lips moving to form words that...