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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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Your cancer sex Rx

Expert tips, tools and tricks to help you reboot your post-cancer body and rekindle intimacy after cancer treatment

July 29, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer treatment can have a profound impact on all aspects of a person's life -- including their sex life. Our experts offer practical tips, tools and tricks to help those who've been through treatment rekindle intimacy after cancer.

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The sexual aftermath of cancer

From impotence to ‘chemopause’ to missing body parts, treatment side effects can mess with patients’ sex lives — why don’t we talk about it more?

July 28, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

From impotence to "chemopause" to missing body parts, the side effects of cancer treatment can really mess with someone's sex life. But do we talk about it? Not so much. It's the elephant in the bedroom.

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How much does chemo impact fertility?

New study looks at how chemo affects childhood cancer survivors’ ability to have kids later in life

March 22, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new Fred Hutch sheds light on the degree chemo can impact the fertility of childhood cancer survivors and suggests steps young cancer patients (and their parents) may want to take before they receive treatment. Lead author Dr. Eric Chow weighs in.

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Finding her voice: Storyteller recounts struggle with oral cancer

Eva Grayzel keynotes Hutch survivorship conference nearly two decades after cancer diagnosis

June 1, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

During her keynote speech Saturday at the 2015 Survivorship Conference at Fred Hutch, oral cancer survivor Eva Grayzel will discuss the cancer survival of her family because they, too, made it out alive.

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