Author Archives: Sarah Vammen

Advice for the newly diagnosed: Tips for you, by you

Getting advice (whether you wanted it or not) happens almost daily—from friends, family members, doctors and even well-intentioned strangers. This is especially true when there is a cancer diagnosis. But sometimes, the best advice is the advice you wish someone … Continue reading

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When the weather outside is frightful

Snow, wind, ice, freezing temperatures—all things that will send this Southerner into a blind, snow-hating panic. During the winter months, this is a regular occurrence for me, as I scramble to learn exactly how you’re supposed to cope with a … Continue reading

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5 tips for coping with loss during the holidays

The phrase “the most wonderful time of the year” is synonymous with the holiday season. There is even a classic holiday song by the same name. But, for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, the holidays can often … Continue reading

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Elevating the Patient Voice: 3 things we learned from Cancer Experience Registry data

Since its launch in March 2013, the Cancer Support Community has asked people impacted by any type or stage of cancer to share the issues and concerns that defined their cancer journey with the Cancer Experience Registry. As of today, … Continue reading

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Shining the Light on MPNs

This month marks the recognition of ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, childhood cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and thyroid cancer. But, did you also know that tomorrow is day of awareness and recognition for a rarer group of cancers? Each year, about 14,500 … Continue reading

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