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The New Normal
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Hard to know where to begin. Good writing is the hardest form of thinking. It involves the agony of turning profoundly difficult thoughts into words that explain, create a visible picture, and shape the journey of emotions.

Making Modifications to Keep a Loved One at Home
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When his 91-year-old mother-in-law needed full-time care after her colon cancer diagnosis, Mark Ryan made some adjustments in the family home to ensure her comfort and well-being.
We Are All Mehrshad: A Bright Sun
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After dealing with cancer in his family, Mehrshad Fekri faced the implications of his family history, and decided to educate men about breast cancer and to refocus his graduate studies on cancer research.
Family Meeting
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Paul Kidwell shares his devastating experience at a family gathering for his 31-year-old nephew, who was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer at age 25 and had only weeks to live.
The Aftermath
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Writing about his struggle as a husband, father, and caregiver during his wife’s agonizing battle with metastatic cancer helped Miguel Barron begin to heal, finally, only after he accepted how his life had changed forever.
Communicating About Cancer—More Fun Than Jury Duty
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“A cancer diagnosis can derail even the best methods of communication,” says oncology social worker Katie Narvarte. She offers tips on how to address difficult topics related to cancer, and how to avoid saying the wrong things.
Honoring Mothers with Cancer on Mother's Day
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If you're wondering how to honor a mother who has terminal cancer this Mother’s Day, we offer some suggestions for showing your love without bringing down the mood of the occasion.
Cancer Warrior Alliance
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Inspired by her mother’s courage, Krysten Ford started Cancer Warrior Alliance to help families such as hers arm themselves with resources and knowledge.
Patients: Don't Go It Alone
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Hear why Dr Morganna Freeman stresses the importance of bringing an extra set of ears to appointments.
Wanting to Live in the Before
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“I wish we were us again, not this new amalgamation created by his diagnosis,” says Jennifer Brinkley as she discusses her fears about her husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis and the impact on their daily life.
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