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Connecting with Others Who Have Walked the Path of a Cancer Diagnosis

We all differ in the types of support that we need and in how much we wish to share with others about our experiences. But we all benefit from being held in empathy, compassion, and connection—and our bodies often show us. 

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What to Do When Your Oncologist Doesn’t Support Complementary Therapies

What might you do when your oncologist doesn’t support your desire to incorporate complementary therapies and self-care practices into your care plan?

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CancerChoices Year-end Reflections—2023

We want to help you or someone you care for to live as well as possible for as long as possible. The way we do all of this is to help you or someone you care for understand both the strengths and weaknesses of all three modalities—conventional, self-care and complementary approaches.

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Cherie Sampson: “every.single.one”

Dance as a healing practice is an important throughline in the performance, as it was during my treatment and recovery.

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Nurturing the Caregiver: Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays carried a unique weight when my husband was in the thick of cancer treatments. Reflecting on that challenging time, I recall simple stress-relief techniques that saw me through.

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Integrative Oncology Is Not Alternative Medicine

The intentional, coordinated use of complementary therapies and lifestyle practices alongside conventional cancer treatments is called integrative oncology.

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Suz Mondello: What I’ve Learned from Cancer and Wish for You to Know

Suz Mondello, a friend of Commonweal and alumna of the Cancer Help Program, speaks with CancerChoices staff Michael Lerner about her four-year journey with cancer.

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Nourishment for the Holidays

Chef and oncology nurse Laura Pole hones in on what nourishes her, knowing that food is only one nourishment she needs.

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The Way to the Stars: How I Chose to Mark My Death

Sometimes we wander through the cemetery and look at the gravestones of our many friends there as well as the old stones.

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Explorations on Death

How do we live with our own mortality? How do we encounter the reality that we must die? Michael Lerner explores these and other questions.

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