TLC’s The Little Couple Star Dr. Jennifer Arnold’s
On-Camera Cancer Battle

Since 2009, TLC’s The Little Couple has followed Dr. Jennifer Arnold and her husband, Bill Klein, as they navigate life’s unique challenges. What makes this couple stand out from a sea of all-too-similar reality stars is that they were both born with dwarfism.

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Dr. Jennifer Arnold

Jen and Bill are easing into their new normal on TLC’s The Little Couple.

(Photo courtesy of TLC)

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The Grief and Mourning of Cancer

I was riding my bike through the gorgeous mountains outside Aspen, CO. The day was bright and beautiful. The furthest thing from my mind was my recent biopsy, or anything else related to cancer, for that matter – but that was about to change. Just as I was rounding a slight bend on the bike trail, my phone rang. The woman on the other line didn’t mince her words: “I’m sorry to have to tell you this on the telephone, but your biopsy results came back. You have prostate cancer.”

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Serving Up Tips for Regaining a Lost Appetite

A nutritionally balanced diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. This is especially vital when you’re fighting cancer. Good nutrition helps keep your body and immune system strong to help prevent malnutrition and other complications that could interrupt your treatment.

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Fight Fatigue. Feel Better.
Six Strategies for Dealing with Cancer-Related Exhaustion

Fatigue is the most common and often the most distressing side effect of cancer treatment. For some survivors, the issue can persist for months after treatment ends. With cancer-related fatigue the exhaustion you feel seems to be out of proportion to your level of activity. Washing a couple loads of laundry or running a few errands could be all it takes to trigger cancer-related fatigue.

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Getting the Psychosocial Support You Need to Get through Cancer

Cancer is not just life-threatening; it is also life-altering. Cancer and its lifesaving treatments often cause psychosocial issues that last long after cancer treatment has ended. Dealing with these psychosocial issues can be tricky. They affect people differ­ently, depending on age and health status. They also may change or evolve as you journey through diagnosis, treat­ment, and follow-up care.

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Managing Cancer’s Impact on Your Relationships

Amid the initial shock of hearing the words “You have cancer,” in­numerable questions enter your mind: What does this mean for me? How will this affect my partner, my children, my parents, my friends? What about my job? You begin to realize that cancer will have a profound effect not only on your life but also on the lives of those around you.

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Blessings in Disguise

A Poem by Monica M. Paul

There are moments when we wonder,
is it something that we’ve done,
Is it something that we didn’t do that
made us be the one?

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