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Patti and her son

Becoming a Mother When You Have an Incurable Disease

Patti was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: live in fear or live for right now. She chose today. What would you do?

Young Woman Against Wall

How to Handle the Anxiety of an Endometrial Cancer Diagnosis

An easy-to-implement plan for managing your worries about endometrial cancer.

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do book cover

Girl, Get Out of Your Head

It’s like *Girl, Wash Your Face*, but applies so easily to women with chronic illness. So, basically, it’s a page-turner, and your new mantra.

Women holding hands in a hospital bed.

Friendships Are Forged In Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients find buddies, exchange advice, and share encouragement with a community of fellow patients in the treatment room.

Adult woman concerned about her friend.

Helping a Friend With Metastatic Melanoma

Here are tips for helping out a friend diagnosed with advanced melanoma. They include focusing on your friend’s unique needs, educating yourself about the disease, and offering practical help.

Senior woman receiving a flu shot at the pharmacy.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Vaccines

Both chronic lymphocytic leukemia and its treatments can weaken the immune system. Patients should get flu and pneumonia vaccines, but may need to avoid others.

Tumor in the larynx.

Throat Cancer Survivor Shares What It's Like to Live With a Laryngectomy

His head and neck cancer cost him his vocal cords, but he’s not letting it take his voice. This doctor shares his story of throat cancer diagnosis and how being a laryngectomee has changed him.

Mature women in the back of a car.

Free Rides For Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

Need to find an affordable way to get to your frequent medical appointments? A mix of national and local resources can help.

Woman with cancer smiling and hugging her friend.

Leukemia Tests But Deepens My Relationships

As a person living with chronic myelogenous leukemia, I realize that my diagnosis disrupts the lives of my loved ones. But ultimately it has brought us closer.

Woman with colorectal cancer, concept

All About Colon Cancer Treatment Options

The primary treatment for non-metastatic colon cancer is surgery. You may then receive 3 to 6 months of chemotherapy to prevent the cancer from coming back.