COVER STORY After a cancer diagnosis, even the most grounded, logical people can’t help but wonder why they got this horrible disease. Cancer: Why Me? will examine some of the emotional baggage that comes along with this illness and explore ways that you can make peace with it and be positive as you continue forward [...]
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Cancer patients being assigned individual navigators (sometimes called patient advocates) is a fairly new phenomenon, with the birth of the first “official” navigator program coming in 1990. Since then the value of such programs has been recognized by the industry, but even today not all treatment facilities offer this invaluable service to patients. The patient [...]
Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with Cancer. Now what? Life-altering does not even begin to describe what happens when your child receives a cancer diagnosis. Everything starts moving so fast. People are teaching you a whole new vocabulary you never wanted to learn. After my 8-year-old daughter, Colleen, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in September 2007, [...]
Tips Every Cancer Patient Should Know Cancer patients being assigned individual navigators (sometimes called advocates) is a fairly new phenomenon, with the birth of the first “official” program coming in 1990. Since then the value of such programs has been recognized by the industry, but even today not all treatment facilities offer this invaluable service [...]
Hi, My Name Is … Touched by Cancer’s editor is forced at knifepoint to tell his cancer story When I went to college orientation I didn’t particularly care for my roommate. Due to the fact he had a car and was open to an airport run, however, I was able to largely ignore [...]
Your life may have changed forever, but it’s not over Forgive me everything; this is not my finest hour.” That is a quote two local cancer navigators have turned into a creed, one that is shared—if not the exact words, at least in sentiment—by virtually everyone who works with cancer patients. And if you don’t [...]
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