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Recovering from Breast Surgery

October 26, 2017 | Josh Jenisch

Coming home after breast cancer surgery can provoke a jumble of emotions. While it’s a relief to be out of the hospital, you might feel sadness, shock and frustration. Here's how to cope.

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Just Breathe: The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation in Cancer Care

August 14, 2017 | City of Hope

Want to feel calmer and more relaxed, experience less anxiety and depression, sleep better and feel a greater sense of overall wellbeing? You’re in luck. Meditation might help with all of those things.

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Changing Communities: 5 Ways to Combat Chronic Stress

April 14, 2017 | Dory Benford

We all experience stress, but its effects are perhaps most deeply felt in minority and underserved communities. We spoke to City of Hope psychologist Noe Chavez about why members of these communities are so stressed out and how that stress is affecting their overall health.

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Can Stress Lead to Cancer? 5 Questions for Psychologist Noe Chavez

April 13, 2017 | Dory Benford

We all experience stress, but its effects are perhaps most deeply felt in minority and underserved communities. We spoke to City of Hope psychologist Noe Chavez about why members of these communities are so stressed out and how that stress is affecting their overall health.

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Yoga helps cancer patients find relief

August 5, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Yoga is an ancient practice – combining breath with movement – that can be a potent stress-reducer, mood enhancer and blood pressure-reducer. A City of Hope instructor offers five poses for cancer patients.

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‘Cancer Fashionista’ dresses up to face myeloma

July 15, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Appearance and emotions are often intertwined, so it stands to reason that improving what’s going on outwardly could help a patient - at least emotionally - face what’s going on inside with cancer. City of Hope patient Donna McNutt offers tips.

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Cancer insights: The social, psychological and financial impact of cancer

January 13, 2016 | Vijay Trisal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

We have made tangible advances in technology and have a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of the drivers of cancer. This has advanced our ability to interrupt the growth of cancer. However, we need to take a step back and seriously examine the social and psychological harm that the disease can cause.

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How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Grad School

December 20, 2013 | Kaniel Cassady

I began graduate school at City of Hope with a nearly overwhelming sense of fear. While many worrisome thoughts plagued me during this time, the question I found myself revisiting most frequently was, “Do I belong in graduate school?” The majority of students I encountered during the graduate school interview process seemed to have been preparing to attend from an early age.

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