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Poor quality of life in 1 in 5 caregivers of bone marrow transplant survivors

Largest-ever study IDs risk factors, paves way for interventions to help

Dec. 9, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Being the caregiver of a loved one with a serious illness can be a tough job — and one that's too often under the radar. In a new study, Fred Hutch researchers take a hard look at how some of these "silent supporters" are doing.

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'Pinktober': What Breast Cancer Awareness Month means to patients, care providers and others

Some see it as invaluable for education and advocacy while others, including male breast cancer patients, may feel left out

Oct. 12, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast Cancer Awareness Month definitely means different things to different people. For some, it’s about celebrating strength and survival. For others, it's about advocacy and a push to educate people about the realities of the disease. Read on for a few thoughts about BCAM from breast cancer patients, researchers and caregivers.

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One family, two sides of cancer

Basic scientist Dr. Wenying Shou’s parents were both treated for — and cured of — their cancers. The similarities end there.

Oct. 6, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Both of Dr. Wenying Shou's parents were diagnosed with - and cured of - cancer. The similarities end there.

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Love in the time of cancer

Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only story out there; meet three couples who found romance despite disease

Feb. 14, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only plotline when it comes to love and cancer. Fred Hutch News Service talked to three couples who found romance despite disease. This Valentine's Day, we share their stories.

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How cancer survivors are teaching researchers — even decades later

Tracking survivors long after treatment ends helps inform medical decisions for today’s patients and much more

Jan. 27, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Every year since its inception in the early 1980s, the Fred Hutch Long-term Follow-up Program sends out a detailed questionnaire to every transplant survivor. The answers to these questions inform a host of research topics on the long-term effects of transplantation, from graft-vs.-host disease to cataracts, from secondary cancers to infertility and sexual dysfunction.

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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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