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Cancer & relationship challenges

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Localised Prostate Cancer: Relationships and Support

Relationships with friends and family are often impacted by the journey with prostate cancer. Participants discuss what was helpful to them in managing healthy relationships with loved ones and friends and how they sought support.

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Coping with Cancer: DBT Skills to Manage Your Emotions—and Balance Uncertainty with Hope

This compassionate book presents dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a proven psychological intervention that Marsha M. Linehan developed specifically for the impossible situations of life--and which she and Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz now apply to the unique challenges of cancer for the first time.

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Love in the Time of Cancer—Life, Interrupted

During her yearlong battle with leukemia, Suleika Jaouad's diagnosis has tested and strengthened the growing relationship with her boyfriend, who stuck by her side throughout her treatments.

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The Big Ordeal

Coping with cancer is hard. It is an emotional ordeal as well as a physical one, with known and somewhat predictable psychological responses. And yet, patients often feel isolated and alone when dealing with the stress, anxiety, depression, and existential crises so typical with a cancer diagnosis.

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Cancer and Friendship

A common sentiment among cancer survivors is that having cancer really tells you who your friends are.

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“I Lost Both My Testicles to Cancer” | Battling Testicular Cancer and Depression

Movember ambassador and cancer survivor Ben Bowers battled testicular cancer twice—all before the age of 32. Hear about Ben’s cancer treatment, chemotherapy and how his fight led to depression and the end to his marriage.

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Six Years and Counting: Love, Leukemia, and the Long Road Onward

In this gripping chronicle, Peter Gordon describes the initial shock of his cancer diagnosis, the ensuing upheaval, the anxious wait for a matching donor, the long hospitalization for the transplant itself, and the surprisingly difficult road afterward. And that's just part of the story.

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When Your Spouse Has Cancer

Includes Frequently Asked Questions about how to communicate and cope.

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The Caregiver’s Perspective: Coping, Fear, Anxiety, and Resentment

Marc Silver, breast cancer caregiver and author of the book, Breast Cancer Husband, discusses his fears and concerns after his wife completed breast cancer treatment.

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The Shadow of Trepidation: Reflections on Caregiving During My Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer diagnoses in the U.S. take place at a rate of over 1.8 million per year, or roughly one every 17.5 seconds. One out of every three women and one out of every two men in this country will get cancer in their lifetimes.

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