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Can a positive attitude alone cure cancer? No. I called this website chemotherapy cheerleader, because in the vast majority when metastatic cancer is cured, it is because of chemotherapy. But does attitude influence outcomes? Yes and below I will discuss biological and medical reasons why being “positive” can help. Let me be clear, having or […]
1) Be easy on yourself! Surround yourself with others who are easy on you. Avoid self-pressure. Don’t allow survivor’s guilt make you feel overwhelmed by what you must accomplish in your “new” life. 2) Body image issues from surgery and medications are normal. Stay active and know things will feel “normal again”. 3) Chemo-brain concerns […]
Maybe society sets us up a bit. In the popular TV series’ “survivor”, if you come through something where the odds are not in your favor, if you “win” then you’re rewarded. Survivorship is not an easy path to navigate. Being a pediatric oncologist mentally prepared me to navigate the medical system, whereas the challenges […]