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Family Health History

How to Handle the Emotional Impact of BRCA

Have you recently had a genetic test that shows you're predisposed to breast or ovarian cancer? A genetic counselor shares how to process the news.

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Diagnosis

Are You A Cancer Previvor?

Are you someone who hasn't had a cancer diagnosis but might some day? If so, here are words and helpful tips to understand life as a previvor.

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Living With

Where to Get Support for Head and Neck Cancer

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with head and neck cancer, get to know these websites and organizations that offer support.

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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Where to Find Support

There is a whole world of support out there to help you every step of the way when you have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Resources include the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's: How to Care for Your Caregiver

Your caregiver is everything. Here are tips on helping them through providing you with care, including resources for their own care.

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Living With

Best Places to Find Colon Cancer Support

Whether you are looking for emotional support, statistics and other information after a colon cancer diagnosis, here's how to find it.

Women scientists from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Treatment

Women Break New Ground in Cancer Science

Two scientists discuss the importance of women in STEM careers and a new therapy for lymphoma treatment.

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Living With

How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Cancer

These tips can help you start the conversation with your children about your cancer diagnosis in an honest, gentle way.

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Family Health

From Caregiver to Accepting Care: How I Learned to Accept Help as a Breast Cancer Patient

Bethany Kandel had to learn how to be a patient after being a caregiver following her breast cancer diagnosis. She shares tips for the role reversal.

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Family Health History

To Test or Not to Test: One Woman’s Decision About Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

A breast cancer survivor discusses her decision to not do genetic testing for cancer – right now. Why has she decided to hold off?