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What Cancer Survivors Need (But Don't Always Ask For)
Blogging Cancer - How and Why to Start Blogging
A Poem - Infusion: The Cure
Are You Tired of Cancer-Related Fatigue?
 

Silver article
What Cancer Survivors Need
(But Don't Always Ask For)

by Julie K. Silver, MD

People undergoing cancer treatment often don’t know how to ask for the help they need. Many survivors reported that when people said “Let me know if I can help,” that was not nearly as useful as an explicit offer such as “I’ll be by on Saturday to mow your lawn.”
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Blogging Cancer
How and Why to Start Blogging

by Jacki Donaldson

When my husband first threw the word “blog” at me in November 2004, it was as foreign as the cancer terms that had been swirling in my head – stage, grade, nodes, margins. So I barely paid attention to his recommendation that I document my breast cancer journey online. Once I started really listening to him, however, his idea made a lot of sense.
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Survivor Photo

Infusion: The Cure
A poem by Judy Conroy, Survivor of the Week

Infuse the poison so I may live.
So much remains in my soul to give.
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Are You Tired of Cancer-Related Fatigue?
by Carmen P. Escalante, MD

Cancer-related fatigue is not just a usual state of tiredness. It is more severe and affects your usual daily activities. Cancer-related fatigue is the most common side effect reported by people with cancer.
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