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Easing the transition to an extraordinary life

For the Patient: How did you get here? Every patient wonders that from time to time. Regardless of your situation, it is hard to be diminished, hard to ask for help and hard to not feel yourself. In this section, we’ll share approaches and ideas that might make things easier, and learn from other people’s experiences. We understand the deep desire to “feel normal” again, and we hope to get you back on your way to the new you. Try to take it one day at a time and don’t be too hard on yourself.

Patient-Centered Resources

    Need some help but aren’t sure where to turn? We have some patient-centered resources just for you.     Iodine.com This is great for helping break down side effects from prescription medications. Iodine’s mission is “to build tools that help people understand their health and improve their healthcare choices…by combining clinical research with View Post >

Spotlight: CSC/Spanish Speaking Support Groups

  Our friends at the Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center, located in Santa Monica, California, offer support groups for those people with cancer who are Spanish speaking only.  There are a number of wonderful programs available to help those members of the community. Your local CSC chapter may have a similar program.     View Post >

You Gotta Fight…For Your Right…by Amy F.

  Amy F. shares a powerful lesson with us in her latest feature.  Check out “You Gotta Fight…For Your Right…”    And now you’ve got that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day.  You’re quite welcome, it is a good one.  However, as much fun as writing about what the song View Post >

The Cancer Experience Registry

  Hello, friends. This month we are highlighting the efforts of our friends at the The Cancer Support Community (a partnership from the former Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club). CSC is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.    June is the birthday month of our “Chief View Post >

Pain: The Four-Letter-Word Disease

 Guest Contributor Eloise shares her long journey through chronic pain and give us some direction on how to make it easier.       Some Thoughts on How to Make Your “New Usual” A Little More Bearable Pain is a real disease. It has many causes, but no matter how you start feeling pain, you View Post >

How to Ask the Hard Questions

If you are struggling with asking very hard questions to your doctor or employer, read on.  We all have moments where we aren’t sure we understand what is going on or what is happening next, and we might have doubts that we should press further.  The answer is, you must, for you or for the View Post >

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