Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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Life After Breast Cancer

September 8, 2017 | Robert Young

For breast cancer patients, the goal of returning to “normal life” can be a powerful motivating force. But getting back to a regular routine can pose challenges that many women don’t anticipate.

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5 ways to cope when a loved one dies

February 8, 2016 | City of Hope

Grieving for the people we love after they die is a behavior as innate and natural as loving them in life. And while grief is a universal experience, it’s never easy to deal with—especially when a loved one passes after an emotional battle with cancer.

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‘Continuum of care’ includes support for bereaved loved ones

July 9, 2015 | Nancy Brands Ward

City of Hope’s newly launched bereavement groups offer a safe place for family members to explore and reconcile their feelings, and find their way back to their new normal lives. Family members can find themselves wandering an unfamiliar wilderness of grief when cancer takes a loved one.

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4 benefits of receiving cancer support from other couples

April 3, 2015 | Nicole White

"Are we the only ones who feel this way?" Courtney Bitz , L.C.S.W., a social worker in the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center  at City of Hope, often hears this question from couples trying to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis and still keep their relationship strong.

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Clinic brings men and women together to tackle breast cancer as a team

November 6, 2011 | City of Hope Staff

The Rita Cooper Finkel and J. William Finkel Women’s Health Center will house a new evening clinic (Photo by Alicia Di Rado) Through its very nature, breast cancer is a relationship disease. It can change a woman’s feelings about her body, and it’s a disease that can affect intimacy with her spouse or partner.

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