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How Do I Handle This Cancer Part 2

*July 2020* by Tess Taft, msw, licsw ©all rights reserved This is the second part of a four part series on how people cope with cancer. The first installment discussed GRIEF, DEPRESSION, and ANXIETY. This section includes thoughts on ANGER. When a diagnosis of cancer lands with a thud in people's lives,…
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September 18, 2020
Coping With Cancer

How Do I Handle This Cancer Part 1

*June 2020* by Tess Taft, msw, licsw ©all rights reserved When a diagnosis of cancer lands with a thud in people's lives, treatment and uncertainty strain all the ways they know how to cope. They and their loved ones often feel shoved off a cliff, in free fall, and emotionally…
Coping With Cancer

DOUBLE JEOPARDY: Cancer and COVID-19

*April 2020*   by Tess Taft msw, licsw   ©all rights reserved  I have been asked to address the emotional impact for those of you dealing with cancer and also fearing COVID-19. What a huge task it is to cope with yet another threat to your lives! It can feel overwhelming when…
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Project PRIORITY: Why it matters to the EGFR-positive lung cancer community

*December 2019* Project PRIORITY (Patient Reported Initiative On Resistance, Incidence, Treatment studY), is a collaboration between LUNGevity Foundation and the EGFR Resisters—a grassroots, patient-driven community dedicated exclusively to changing EGFR-positive lung cancer into a manageable chronic disease. Goal of Project PRIORITY To understand unmet needs of the EGFR-positive lung cancer…
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December 20, 2019
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It’s Never Enough

*June 2019* written by Ivy Elkins for Lungcancer.net I just saw my 18-year-old son graduate from high school. Although this seemed impossible when I was first diagnosed in 2013, I was here to watch him walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. In three months, I will…
Coping With Cancer

Loving Ourselves into Health©

*February 2019*  Written by Tess Taft, MSW, LICSW, and oncology psychotherapist.©  Any real threat to our lives forces us to wake up, to look inside ourselves for meaning, for wisdom, for patience, for love. For many, a cancer diagnosis provides just such an impetus, often if for no other reason…
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March 17, 2019