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Cancer Support Group

Not Your Grandma's Support Group: Online and Offline Support for Young Adults

Miki Moskowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Miki Moskowitz

Peer support for people with cancer has traditionally looked like this: a group of people, perhaps women in their 60s, sitting in chairs around a circle in a support group held weekly or monthly, facilitated by a mental health professional. Peer support for young adults with cancer increasingly looks like this: an organized happy hour.

Rehearsing for Life and Death

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

I think after a year and a half of working at a cancer support and wellness center in the D.C. metro area, I am just coming to understand what drew me to this work. I volunteer once a week to lead a mindfulness meditation group.

Together We Can Do What We Cannot Do Alone!

Helene Lerner | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have learned a lot from the cancer survivors I have interviewed. I am reminded of the real value of life, how precious it is, and how unimportant our mundane challenges really are.

Fight Cancer With Facebook

Gabe Canales | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Social media gets criticism for the harm it can do, but social media can be a source for good. One way Facebook is being harnessed for the greater good is by providing support and education for the cancer community.

The Brotherhood And Sisterhood Of Cancer

Laura Mola | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Mola

Am I suggesting an upside to this disease? No. Far from it. That said I embrace what it taught and I cherish the love and the kinship it allowed to surface.