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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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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 21, 2016

Good News: Ceballos honored for public health research; ACS research awards to three Hutch scientists; ASH grant to physician-researcher Halpern; Paulovich facilitates Moonshot panel

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The cost of survival

Treatment complications can impact lives for years after cure but some cancers survivors are reluctant to reveal their pain

Nov. 4, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Some survivors say it’s hard for those untouched by cancer to understand the scales of life don’t always balance with survival on one side and a jumble of complications heaped on the other.

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The rooms that remain

Some parents grieve children lost to cancer by preserving precious spaces – their kids’ bedrooms

Oct. 12, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The preserved bedrooms represent the three essential elements of time following a devastating loss: a past to be cherished, a present marked by a loving placeholder for a missing child, a future never to be realized.

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Finding their calling: Why cancer caregivers join cause

Some family caregivers devote their lives to that larger work, shifting the health care landscape

Sept. 13, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Inspired by months or years spent helping loved ones during cancer, many former family caregivers are devoting their lives to the larger caregiving mission.

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Keeping cancer a secret

Why some patients don’t divulge their diagnoses — and how oncologists guide them through their chosen seclusion

Aug. 29, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

In a tell-all, social-media age when many people share news of their sniffles or their cancers, some patients still opt to keep their disease on the down low.

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