• Putting Chemotherapy Side Effects on Ice

    A small study shows that keeping ice chips in the mouth during oxaliplatin chemotherapy may prevent cold sensitivity, a common oral side effect.

    by Anna Azvolinsky

  • Coping With Trauma

    Nearly six years after being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, disaster psychologist Jamie Aten is still learning new ways of coping with the trauma stemming from his diagnosis and treatment.

    by Jamie Aten

  • Lung Cancer and Stigma

    Clinical health psychologist Jamie Ostroff discusses how feelings of blame surrounding a lung cancer diagnosis affect physical and mental health.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • What Not to Say to a Cancer Patient

    When visiting a friend or family member who is sick, it’s good to leave platitudes at the door.

    by Michael Gavaghen

  • Forward Look

    Planning Ahead to Help Patients and Caregivers

    Martha L. Twaddle on improving access to palliative care.

    by Sue Rochman


    Make Your Wishes Known

    Advance care planning should be routine for cancer patients.

    by Delia O’Hara


    Cancer Patients Can Now Defer Student Loans

    Payments can be put off during treatment and for six months after.

    by Bradley Jones

  • Your Cancer Guide

    Find the Helpers

    Building a village of support to nurture recovery is an important component of your care.

    by Hester Hill Schnipper


    Recognizing Addiction

    The stress associated with caregiving may open the door to substance abuse.

    by Diane Cameron

  • Keeping an Eye on Cancer

    Imaging tests for post-treatment surveillance may come with radiation exposure, financial strain, “scanxiety” and sometimes unnecessary follow-ups. Doctors and patients need to balance the risks and benefits of scanning.

    by Charlotte Huff


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