6 Things to Do When You Start Dating While Battling Cancer

Contributor: Rene Barrat-Gordon, Oncology Social Worker, Taussig Cancer Institute Dating comes with many challenges, let alone if you are battling cancer.  It’s normal to have fears and concerns about dating or starting a new relationship, but having cancer should not stop you from taking a chance on a great relationship. Some unique questions Cancer patients … Read More

Cancer Patients: How You Can Find Emotional Support

Contributor: Mona Gupta, MD, Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Solid Tumor A cancer diagnosis can bring up people’s worst fears. Many cancer patients have the idea that it is the end of life as they know it. There is so much focus on the physical aspects of treatment that they may not realize how important … Read More

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Who Is On Your Cancer Support Team?

Learning that you have cancer can make you feel terribly isolated. Suddenly you find yourself in a new, unfamiliar world. But you are not alone. Many people want to help support you through your treatment into survivorship.

Heart Transplant Recipients Help Others on the Wait List

Holly Mulkerin and Frank Bianchi received heart transplants at Cleveland Clinic a day apart, and they met each other during recovery. During that time, Mulkerin hatched a plan to help others on the list cope with the wait. Now, the two run a volunteer program where they personally call people on Cleveland Clinic’s organ transplant … Read More

Treating Cancer With Compassion

By Brian Bolwell, MD During my 24 years as an oncologist for Cleveland Clinic, I have witnessed the evolution of the Taussig Cancer Institute. I’ve watched our clinical and support services grow and improve. I’ve seen our physicians and scientists participate in groundbreaking research that will forever change the way we diagnose and treat cancer. … Read More