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The ‘cancer Olympics’: Why envy, rivalry exist among some patients

Survivors often compare their cancers — a normal yet potentially unhealthy exercise, experts say

Dec. 15, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

It's natural for cancer patients to compare their diseases and outcomes, but some comparisons become competitive, creating envy, hard feelings and divisions.

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Where faith meets cancer

About half of those with cancer face a religious struggle; a patient, chaplain and grieving mom reveal how cancer reshaped their views

Sept. 28, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

In cancer, faith is commonly cited as a cornerstone to wellbeing. Science has found that prayerful people who struggle with their beliefs can have worse outcomes.

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Cancer communication breakdown

Say what?! Confusing medical jargon and topsy-turvy language can leave a lot of patients feeling lost in translation

Sept. 22, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

Whether its topsy-turvy language or murky medical jargon, most cancer patients run up against a "lost--in-translation" moment with their doctors. Writer Diane Mapes and Fred Hutch experts weigh in on the importance of good patient-doctor communication.

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