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How to survive the holidays with cancer

Researchers and patients offer tips on getting through the season after a diagnosis

Dec. 18, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Whether you’re still reeling from a recent diagnosis, currently going through treatment or still trying to adapt to your “new normal,” here are some tips to help you navigate the holidays post-cancer.

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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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When cancer is a side effect of cancer

Childhood cancer survivors twice as likely to be diagnosed with a second cancer after 40, study finds

Sept. 21, 2015 | By Megan Herndon / Fred Hutch News Service

Survivors of childhood cancer are twice as likely as the general population be diagnosed with cancer after age 40, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota and Fred Hutch.

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A little known side effect with a huge impact

Lymphedema affects millions of cancer patients, yet many don’t know their risk and treatment is not always covered

Sept. 3, 2015 | by Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Lymphedema has been called cancer’s “dirty little secret” since patients often don’t know they’re at risk for it, physicians may not recognize it and the condition can happen months or years after treatment. Compression garments vastly improve patients’ quality of life but Medicare and other insurers often don’t cover them.

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When diseases collide: Less than half of cancer survivors have been tested for HIV

Not knowing HIV status can affect treatment and prognosis of two debilitating conditions, finds CDC study of adults younger than 65

Nov. 13, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Despite known links between cancer and the virus that causes AIDS, less than half of cancer survivors in the U.S. younger than 65 have been tested for HIV, a first-ever government study finds.

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