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The Sound of Healing
A Look at Music Therapy for Cancer Survivors

by Lisa M. Gallagher, MA, MT-BC

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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The Role of Ritual in Celebration and Healing after Cancer

by Richard Dickens, MS, LCSW-R

Hearing three dreaded words – you have cancer – is the shared experience connecting all can- cer survivors. The myriad treatments, thoughts, and feelings that follow, however, are unique to each individual, changing often and giving meaning to the common metaphor of cancer as a roller-coaster.

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Holding on to Hope

by Clare Butt, RN, PhD

Hope. This one little word can hold great meaning, especially for cancer survivors. Though holding on to hope after a cancer diag­nosis can sometimes be challenging, many survivors find their hope grows through the experience.

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