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Ken Griffey Sr. Talks Prostate Cancer

A prostate cancer survivor himself, the two-time World Series champion is speaking up about the disease and encouraging others to do the same.

For Major League Baseball fans, “Ken Griffey” is a household name. In the early 90s, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. made history when they became the first father and son pair to play on the same MLB team at the same time. However, baseball talent isn’t the only thing that runs in the family for the Griffeys. They also share a family history of prostate cancer.

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Ken Griffey Sr.

“For a lot of men, it’s embarrassing to talk about.”

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How Are You, Really?
Talking with Your Doctor about the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

How are you? This is often the first thing a doctor says when you arrive for an appointment. While it’s a simple question, it’s one that can be difficult to answer. After all, most people battling cancer are likely experiencing a multi­tude of symptoms and side effects, with some more troubling than others. Should you report all of your symptoms? Only some of them? Which ones?

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Take Control of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a common, but often unanticipated, side effect of chemotherapy. Symptoms in­clude numbness and tingling that begin in the fingertips or toes and that may move upward into the hands and feet, and then the arms and legs as the neu­ropathy worsens. Peripheral neuropathy can also affect your balance and fine motor skills, making it difficult to carry out certain daily activities like buttoning a shirt, hitting the right keys on your computer or cellphone, or driving a car.

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Inspiration and Progress:
Our National Commitment to Defeat Cancer
A National Cancer Institute Annual Report

Every year, for the past two decades, the National Cancer Institute has had the honor of writing an article for Coping’s July/August issue. While searching for a fitting theme for this year’s contribution, I was struck by the challenge we sometimes face – both as individuals touched by cancer and as a nation – in articulating the inspiration needed to confront cancer.

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The Sound of Healing
A case for exercising after your diagnosis

The treatments for cancer are often long, uncomfortable, tiring, and boring. But they don’t necessarily have to be. There are things that can help you get through it. Music therapy is one of them.

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Coping with Cancer:
Survivors Speak Out
On Coping’s 30th Anniversary, Survivors Share Knowledge, Hope, and Inspiration

With this anniversary issue, Coping with Cancer showcases some of the memorable quotes by cancer survivors who have been featured in our pages.

So whether you’re a Coping reader, writer, or advertiser, take a moment to congratulate yourself. You’ve helped make 30 years of service a reality for Coping with Cancer magazine.

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Survivor of the Week

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The Garden That Heals

by Jenny Peterson

“Don’t let cancer define you, Jenny. You are more than your diagnosis.” This was the advice from my doctor when she gave me the news that I had breast cancer, the disease that had killed my mother. It was Friday, May 11, 2012 – I don’t need to look up the date because it’s seared into my memory, like it is for most people with a cancer diagno­sis. I thought, “That’s easy for you to say. You don’t have breast cancer.”

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