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Confronting Cancer as a Senior Adult
Factors to Consider While Making Treatment Decisions

by Amy MacKenzie, MD, and Andrew E. Chapman, DO, FACP

Making treatment decisions can be challenging. Meeting with multiple specialists to discuss everything from chemotherapy to sur­vivorship plans is an overwhelming part of the cancer experience for anyone diagnosed with cancer. However, if you’re a senior adult, you also have a unique set of challenges to consider as you work with your healthcare team to plan your treatment.

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Coping with Cancer and the Holidays

by Christina Bach, MBE, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

For many, the holiday season is a joyous time of reconnecting with family and friends, overindulging in seasonal treats, and observing long-standing tra­ditions (or creating new ones). However, along with good tidings and cheer, the holidays also bring steep expectations, obligations, and stress. When cancer is thrown into the mix, the season becomes all the more difficult.

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One Foot in Front of the Other

by Linda T. Gottlieb, MA, CPT, CET

You probably already know that exercise is an important part of staying healthy and can even help prevent disease. But what if you have cancer? What can exercise do for you?

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