on being a patient

For Patients, Social Media Provides Perks and Perils

John McCain is a fighter, no question. But can attitude affect cancer?

Is There A Better Place To Decide What’s Right For Patients?

The Paradoxical Benefits Of A Web App For Cancer Patients

The Personal Toll Of Practicing Medicine

At A Conference On Cancer, Patients Take Notes Like Their Lives Depend On It

Why People With Metastatic Breast Cancer Want To Get Counted

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Logistic Toxicity, An Unmeasured Burden Of Healthcare

Chatting With Anne Parker: A Patient’s View On How Cancer Care Has Changed Since The 1960s

Understanding Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Cancer Risk And Her Decision To Tell About It

Finding Beauty: How Lisa Bonchek Adams Told Her Cancer Story

Heart Health After Cancer: A Growing Concern

‘Chasing Life,’ My Favorite Soap Opera About A Young Journalist With Leukemia

Collateral Damage: How A Cancer Diagnosis Hurts Employment And Finances

We Need to Talk About the Costs of Cancer Treatment

Get Cancer. Lose Your Job?

A Little Bit of Good? on Dying, Communication, and Breaking Bad

Should People With Health Problems Talk About their Conditions?

Finding Kindness and Introspection in ‘Half Empty,’ a Book of Essays by David Rakoff

Can Anyone Be a Patient Advocate?

What Do We Need Doctors For?

Who’s a Survivor?

October With Metastatic Breast Cancer

How Much Do You Want Your Doctors To Say About Risks of Treatment?

Illness is Not Discrete. On Feeling Sick, and Not Knowing What’s Next

What We're Talking About When We're Talking About Cancer

What We’re Talking About When We’re Talking About Cancer

Looking Back on ‘The Normal Heart,’ and Patients’ Activisim

Lifting the Fog on Chemobrain

Lifting the Fog on Chemobrain

Why It’s a Good Idea to Get a Second Opinion, and Maybe a Third, But Rarely a Fourth

Why the Term ‘Patient’ Is So Important in Health Care

The Physical Exam’s Value is Not Just Emotional

How to Avoid Death in the ICU