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Cancer and the Holidays: Answers to Common Questions

The holidays can come upon us very quickly, especially if you or a loved one has been dealing with a diagnosis of cancer. Amber Bauer with ASCO has some answers dealing with Cancer and the holidays. Take a few minutes and read some of the great advice on coping with cancer during this hectic time of year.

by Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

For people affected by cancer, the holiday season can bring a mixture of emotions. You might be wondering how to maintain holiday traditions, handle the extra stress and social invitations that come with the season, or remain upbeat and optimistic. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach to coping with cancer during the holidays, there are things you can do.

To find out more, I asked former Cancer.Net Editor-in-Chief Diane Blum, MSW, to answer some of the most common questions we’ve received from people living with cancer, as well as those who care about and for them.