Author Archives: Sarah Vammen

Love your social workers: #31DaysofSW

Primary care physicians, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, nurses, oncology nurses…the list of people you can interact with during your cancer journey is seemingly endless—and it can change constantly. Each one of these professionals plays a different role in treating your cancer. … Continue reading

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Understanding the impact of cancer on caregivers

Whether you love this holiday or completely despise it, Valentine’s Day is this Saturday. If you’re a person who loves Valentine’s Day, this is a day to celebrate love and companionship. But when your Valentine is living with cancer and … Continue reading

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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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