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    How Do I Set Boundaries for Visitors?

    My father has been struggling with people asking to visit him often. How do I set boundaries for visitors without making anyone feel bad? JANE DABNEY: The first thing to keep in mind is that people generally mean well. They don’t want to disrupt the life of the person with cancer or you as a […]

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    How Do I Deal With ‘Scanxiety’?

    I have an upcoming cancer screening, and it is bringing up old fears. What can I do to ease my anxiety in the days leading up to these appointments? LIDIA SCHAPIRA: The term “scanxiety” was coined in 2011. It stuck because it properly characterizes the feelings that are quite common in people getting any imaging […]

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    How Do I Get a Second Opinion?

    I’m interested in getting a second opinion on my cancer diagnosis. How do I get that started? ERIC BERNICKER: When you have a new diagnosis of cancer, you don’t always need to make instantaneous treatment decisions. This will depend on your diagnosis, of course, but in most cases, you’ll have time to get second opinions […]

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    How Can I Schedule Time for Caregiving?

    Patrice Heinz from the National Alliance for Caregiving offers advice for arranging your schedule to meet the needs of a loved one with cancer.

    by Patrice A. Heinz

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    How Do I Cope With the Deaths of Fellow Cancer Patients?

    Social work counselor Teresa Van Oort on how people with cancer can process emotions when peers die of the disease.

    by Teresa Van Oort

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    How Do I Ask for Work Accommodations?

    Triage Cancer CEO Joanna Morales shares tips on asking for workplace accommodations during cancer treatment.

    by Joanna Morales

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    Winter 2021/2022

    vol 11 | issue 04
    Changing jobs and insurance during treatment, speaking to kids about family cancer risk and pursuing professional caregiving.

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    Summer 2021

    vol 11 | issue 02
    Ensuring that doctors respect your cultural background, addressing anxiety caused by the pandemic, and discussing end-of-life plans.

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    Spring 2021

    vol 11 | issue 01
    Maintaining relationships through cancer, feeling unappreciated as a caregiver, and finding information that's relevant to young people with cancer.

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    Winter 2020/2021

    vol 10 | issue 04
    Experts answer questions about limiting exposure to the coronavirus, how to talk about a cancer recurrence with loved ones, and strategies for dealing with a loss of health insurance.

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