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'Coming out' with cancer

From going public on Facebook to friends who ‘ghost,’ patients and experts discuss the ins and outs of sharing a diagnosis

Jan. 8, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

From going public on Facebook to friends who ‘ghost,’ patients and experts discuss the ins and outs of sharing a diagnosis.

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On the other side of tragedy

People who endure life-changing stress seem to gain resilience — and think they look younger: study

Nov. 18, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Weathering life’s darkest storms and deepest traumas may equip some older adults with the internal armor to better cope with daily aggravations.

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Stress-lowering heart drug may boost ovarian cancer survival

Findings move to clinical trials, but cancer patients can use yoga and other relaxation techniques now to lower stress

Aug. 25, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Women with ovarian cancer who took a certain type of beta-blocker for heart problems unrelated to their cancer lived more than four years on average longer than those who did not take the drug, a study finds.

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Cancer is no laughing matter — or is it?

Tough room: As the saying goes, dying is easy, it’s comedy that’s hard – particularly when it’s a sensitive subject

Aug. 4, 2015 | by Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was a confused, angry, sobbing mess. But then my favorite coping mechanism kicked in and I started cracking wise at cancer’s expense. But cancer humor is complicated -- not everybody finds it funny. And there are times when it can backfire. Is tumor humor truly healthy? And good for us, as patients?

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Patients take a starring role to define, shape palliative care

Improving value, decreasing human and financial costs of cancer are the focus of Palliative Care Quality Measurement Summit

May 19, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer patients were the star participants at a palliative care summit held May 15 in Seattle. The Palliative Care Quality Measurement Summit, co-sponsored by Fred Hutch and the University of Washington, was the latest in a series of community meetings designed to increase value and decrease the human and financial cost of cancer care.

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Your body, after cancer

Coming to terms with the 'new normal' after surgery and treatment

March 6, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Diane Mapes was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and went through a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and breast reconstruction surgery. Here, she reports on the seldom-covered issue of coming to terms with a post-cancer body, by sharing her own story and those of others.

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