Please note: While our archived programs have great information, they are in an area we are no longer actively maintaining. Since medical progress marches ahead, please see your own doctor and other resources for the latest medical information that’s right for you.

Archived Programs

Rediscovering Yourself After Cancer

Cancer is one of the toughest battles any patient will have to fight in their lifetime. But upon successful treatment, is there also a new person that emerges? Is it possible to rediscover yourself? Hilde Stapleton talks about how she rediscovered herself after advanced melanoma and how she was able to find joy in the small things in life.

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How Being a Proactive Patient Saved My Life

Barbara Miller, who lives with essential thrombocythemia (ET), shares how being proactive about her health and seeking a second opinion, have allowed her to live a full life.

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When Cancer Returns: Coping with Recurrence As a Family

The fear of cancer recurrence is normal among cancer survivors. It was no different for 3-time sarcoma survivor, Tish Beck. How can patients help themselves and their families not to be paralyzed by fear of a recurrence? Tish Beck shares how she and her family coped.

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Caregiving from Afar, Especially for Aging Parents

More and more people are being called upon to care for their parents from afar. Contributor Yosaif August shares how you really can live your deeply held values while caregiving from a distance.

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The Impact of the Doctor-Patient Relationship On Your Care

The relationship between a doctor and patient is truly critical to care. Patient Una Wilson and Dr. Bensinger help us understand productive and non-productive behaviors when working with your doctor.

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Caregiving Tips: The Benefits of Using Care Sites

Yosaif August, author and life coach, highlights the benefits of using care sites and how you can use them best to care for your loved one.

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Award-Winning Researcher to Study Financial Impact of Cancer Treatment

Dr. Veena Shankaran, assistant professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, explains her award-winning research study assessing the risk factors and impact of cancer treatment-related financial hardship on quality of life.

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Prevention is Key: Had a Colonoscopy Lately?

Patient Power Contributor Mary Windishar encourages patients to provide her with the date of their next colonoscopy! Watch.

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ASH President Urges Support For Research Funding

The American Society of Hematology President, Dr. Janis Abkowitz, shares a call to action and urges support for continued research funding.

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Coordinated Care Keeps a Family Together

Hear how hard Ben Doherty's medical team worked to make sure he not only had the best care, but that he could also be close to his family.

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Would You Ask Your Doctor This Question?

Christopher reminds us of the importance of asking questions by not "paying the price" to be nice when it comes to your healthcare.

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A European Patient-Advocate Speaks Out: Advice on How to Be a Powerful Patient

Jan Geissler gives patients valuable information on the importance of becoming your own healthcare advocate

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Paul Henderson: Hockey Star Builds a New Team to Fight Cancer

Former NHL star Paul Henderson and his physician, Dr. Ronan Foley maintain a robust dialog to help Paul get the treatment that is right for his leukemia.

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Stupid Cancer: Teaching Young Adults with Cancer to Keep Fighting

Learn how The Stupid Cancer! Foundation is bringing young adults with cancer and those who have survived it together...

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Meet David Gillespie

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How Stairs and Bike Paths Are Weapons for Health in New York City

Walk, skip the elevator and take the stairs. Now get on that bike! They're doing it in NYC and soon in your town too. With chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and obesity on the rise, and cars and elevators often encouraging less need for physical activity, these issues need to be addressed

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