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Personal Relationships

 

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Good communication involves both talking and listening.

In Sickness and in Health
Facing Cancer Together as a Couple

by Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW

While a cancer diag­nosis is given to just one person, it can have a ripple effect on everyone who cares about that person. For many cou­ples, the challenges that accompany cancer diagno­sis, treatment, and recovery can be difficult and long lasting. The words “in sick­ness and in health” take on an entirely new meaning when cancer enters the relationship.

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What Do I Tell the Kids?

by Bonnie Indeck, LCSW

If you’re facing the challenge of parenting with cancer, you’re not alone – many cancer survi­vors have children under the age of 18. A cancer diagnosis can be difficult, but talking with your children about it may seem equally challenging or even more difficult.

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Hope for the Future

by Leslie Ayensu Appiah, MD

Once you are cleared to attempt conception after cancer treatment, there is no additional risk of birth defects or miscarriages. Equally important, pregnancy does not adversely affect overall survival.

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