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  • Canine Comfort

    Studies investigate whether visits from therapy dogs can increase the well-being of cancer patients and caregivers.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • What Older Patients Value

    Many older adults with cancer place more importance on maintaining their independence and cognitive abilities than on living as long as possible.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

  • Questioning an Entrenched Practice

    To defend against bacterial infections, cancer patients are often put on a neutropenic diet—which bars fresh fruits and vegetables, among other things. Research indicates that following this diet is unnecessary.

    by Brad Jones

  • Cancer Patients Who Are Parents

    Patients who are diagnosed with advanced cancer while parenting young children have special priorities and needs.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

  • Talking About Medical Marijuana

    Medical oncologists discuss marijuana with their patients. Many of these doctors feel they aren’t well enough informed to make recommendations about it, but some do anyway.

    by Kate Yandell

  • Healing Through Art

    The Breast Cancer Art Project encourages breast cancer patients and survivors to produce—and share—art about their cancer experiences.

    by Ashley P. Taylor

  • Brain Cancer Patients Make Connections

    An app developed for glioblastoma patients allows them to track their symptoms and contribute to research.

    by Brad Jones

  • Supporting Survivors

    Panel of experts discuss survivorship challenges and potential areas for study.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Making Decisions About Breast Surgery

    Patients who opt for breast reconstruction after mastectomy tend to overestimate how happy they will be with the results, while those who do not get reconstruction tend to underestimate their future satisfaction.

    by Cici Zhang

  • Your Cancer Guide

    Ways to Manage Great Expectations

    Learn to look forward to life events without letting them add to your stress.

    by Hester Hill Schnipper

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