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Just Got Diagnosed?"
Here’s How You Can Prepare for the Road Ahead

by Gary R. McClain, PhD

“I just got diagnosed with cancer. Now what do I do?” As a therapist who works with people facing illness, I hear this question often. People come into my office struggling with their reaction to their cancer diagnosis, as well as all those strange and uncomfortable feel­ings that come with it. We talk about their fears and hopes regarding treat­ment, and we talk about what a cancer diagnosis means for their future.

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An Ending or a New Beginning

by Steve Ward

Whenever you face a challenge, you have a choice to make. Will you choose to view the challenge as an ending or as a new beginning?

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Finding Calm in the Midst of Chaos

by Ashley Varner, MSW, MBA, OSW-C

A cancer diagnosis is almost al­ways unexpected. The words “You have cancer” under­standably provoke feelings of fear and confusion, and a sea of questions floods your mind: “What’s going to happen to me?” “What do I need to do?” “How will this affect my family?” It may feel as if your life is spinning out of control, but now is not the time to panic. Instead, consider these concrete approaches to gaining (or regaining) a sense of control.

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