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Communicating about Cancer: Conflict Management (2 of 4)

Lisa Forster - Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:02

Coping with cancer, either as a patient, family member, friend, or medical provider can be very difficult. Stress levels are higher. Everyone involved can have less patience and be more sensitive to problems and issues. Common situations that might normally blow over can explode into a major argument instead.

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Communicating about Cancer: Conflict Management (1 of 4)

Lisa Forster - Wednesday, 4 October 2017 02:06

If cancer is “The Big C,” conflict is the “Not-so-little C” that is almost always part of a cancer journey.

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Communicating about Cancer: Managing Emotions (2 of 3)

Lisa Forster - Monday, 4 September 2017 09:53

This article continues to look at the role of emotions on a cancer journey and provides tips on how to manage feelings to better cope with cancer.

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Communicating about Cancer: Managing Emotions (1 of 3)

Lisa Forster - Monday, 28 August 2017 09:13

Anyone who begins a cancer journey is likely to step onto a roller coaster of strong emotions that can vary dramatically from point to point along the way.

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Communicating about Cancer: The Art of Self-Disclosure

Lisa Forster - Thursday, 27 July 2017 10:49

To self-disclose is to reveal something private about yourself to anyone person. Done well, self-disclosure can strengthen communication between people, especially those going through a difficult time together.

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