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Emotional Support


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Art & Meditation
for the Cancer Journey

by Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC

Art. Meditation. These two words stir performance anxiety in many of us. In fact, you may be thinking to yourself, This sounds nice, but it’s not for me. However, I’m hoping you will keep an open mind and read on. Because when it comes to using art and meditation to emotionally heal from cancer, neither experience nor talent is necessary to reap the rewards.

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Emotions and Cancer

by Kristin Kilbourn, PhD, MPH

A diagnosis of cancer can create a great deal of disruption in your life. It is estimated that approxi­mately one-third to one-half of all people diagnosed with cancer experience high levels of distress during their illness, and some may develop depression and anx­iety disorders. Early identification of depression and anxiety is important so that you may receive timely treatment and minimize the potential long-term complications.

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Cheers to the Holidays…

by Kaylene Chadwell

For most, the holiday season is a wonderful time of year, filled with cherished traditions and time spent with loved ones. However, when you’re dealing with cancer, the holiday hub­bub of decorating, shopping, cooking, planning, and cleaning can become exhausting and stressful. While there’s no right or wrong way to celebrate, here are some tips to help you have a cheerful, stress-free holiday season.

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