Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Advance practice nurses Jamie L. Schwachter, BSN, MSN, CNP and Josette M.Snyder, BSN, MSN, AOCN, answer a common question patients have about spread (metastasis) of cancer after surgery.
If you have cancer and wish to date someone, you may be afraid to mention your cancer diagnosis. It’s natural to have some jitters. Find tips to dealing with common fears as well as ways to connect with new people.
If you’re dealing with cancer, you know there’s a lot of treatment information to gather and track. It’s easy to become overwhelmed. Try this step-by-step system for keeping it all organized, which can also alleviate some of the stress.
Facing a cancer diagnosis as a single person can add to an already stressful time. But even if you don’t have a partner or spouse, there’s a lot of people who can help you get the help that every cancer patient needs.
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