Living with Cancer

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Listen December 23, 2020

Spotlight on Coronavirus: Vaccines

This episode in our special series Spotlight on Coronavirus takes a close look at the vaccines that will help combat the COVID-19 pandemic—how they work...
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Read October 7, 2020

Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, over 276,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors (people who have ever been diagnosed with breast cancer) live in the U.S.
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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...