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Ring Theory: The Ins & Outs of Sharing Feelings

When your friend gets diagnosed with cancer, it can be hard to know what to say. We all know that cancer affects everyone around the patient, not just the patient.…

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Ring Theory: The Ins & Outs of Sharing Feelings

Supporter Mistakes: What To Do When You Get It Wrong

We all want to support our friend with cancer in the best way we can, and most of us would shudder at the thought of saying or doing the wrong…

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Supporter Mistakes: What To Do When You Get It Wrong

Improve Your Conversations With Active Listening

Have you ever been in a conversation and thought to yourself, “Wow, this person really hears me, understands me, and supports me?” We have. It’s those moments of genuine connection…

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Improve Your Conversations With Active Listening

Valentine’s Day and Cancer

Celebrating any holiday with cancer can be an emotional experience for so many reasons, from unexpected hiccups in treatment to grief over your old life to survivorship challenges. But that…

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Valentine’s Day and Cancer

The Blood Crisis: What Every Young Adult Should Know

When you Google how to support a friend through cancer, you will find lots of ideas, from running errands to keeping them company through chemo to delivering meals to them.…

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The Blood Crisis: What Every Young Adult Should Know

Cancer Supporter New Year’s Resolution

I’ll be honest – I was never much of a New Year’s resolution kind of person before cancer. I always felt like I was just setting myself up for failure…

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Cancer Supporter New Year’s Resolution

Cancer and the Holidays: 5 Tips That Will Improve Everyone’s Experience

The holidays are typically seen as a time to celebrate, be with family and friends, exchange gifts, and honor religious or other cherished traditions. When a cancer diagnosis enters the…

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Cancer and the Holidays: 5 Tips That Will Improve Everyone’s Experience

Support Through Thyroid Cancer: There is No “Good Cancer”

Feelings upon Diagnosis It was April 4, 2019. It had been ten days since my total thyroidectomy, and I was getting ready to pick my son up from preschool. A…

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Support Through Thyroid Cancer: There is No “Good Cancer”

When Words of Gratitude Are All We Have

It was October 18th, 2015, the day before Kirsten was to be life-flighted from Stanford hospital in Palo Alto to Rady Children’s hospital in San Diego, where she would spend…

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When Words of Gratitude Are All We Have

What a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient Wants You To Know About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

You have probably seen a barrage of pink products everywhere you go in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But what does breast cancer awareness actually mean? Is it pink…

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What a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient Wants You To Know About Breast Cancer Awareness Month