For patients who choose ‘watch and wait,’ putting off treatment can be a relief — and a source of stress
Oct. 11, 2016
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
For certain slow-growing cancers, doctors recommend a “watch and wait” approach, also known as active surveillance, rather than aggressive early treatment. But it can be stressful for patients to be told they have cancer in the same breath as a recommendation against immediate treatment. Here are some tips on how to cope with the stress by asking the right questions.
'Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness' features keynote by comedian/juggler/survivor, breakout sessions on health and well-being, and provider panel; registration required
May 29, 2012
| By Christi Ball Loso
Cancer survivors and those who support and care for them converge on campus Saturday, June 2 for Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness, the annual educational event of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program.
Bonnie McGregor seeks volunteers with family history of breast cancer for Health SMART study
Nov. 9, 2009
Led by Dr. Bonnie McGregor of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Health SMART is a study to see how stress-reduction workshops can help women with a family history of breast cancer manage their everyday stresses and cancer-risk concerns. The goal of the study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, is to see whether various stress-management and coping techniques reduce stress and improve immune function.