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Love in the time of cancer

Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only story out there; meet three couples who found romance despite disease

Feb. 14, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only plotline when it comes to love and cancer. Fred Hutch News Service talked to three couples who found romance despite disease. This Valentine's Day, we share their stories.

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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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A new handle on research

The social media-powered, patient-driven Metastatic Breast Cancer Project aims to speed cures

May 24, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Corrie Painter first turned to Facebook to find others who shared her rare, aggressive cancer. It was her first step on a path from the bench to the bed to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where as a scientist-turned-patient-turned-advocate, she directs an unusual collaboration between patients and researchers called the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project.

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‘Message of love’: Nurse pens kids’ book inspired by cancer patients

Former SCCA nurse writes about profound lessons in living, dying, healing

Feb. 19, 2016 | By Bill Briggs

As both an oncology nurse and an author, Susan Horn-Cherry aims to “let people know how beautiful they are, just the way they are." What started out as a letter to her own kids became a book for all children — and for all the cancer patients she's cared for over the years.

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