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Behavioral and Social Sciences

Cancer sites:

The American Cancer Society homepage: and some of its important pages:


It’s important to recognize that a cancer patient comes with a support system. Far too often a physician will lay out a rigorous course of treatment (e.g., radiation on 210 consecutive days!) and then wonder why the patient did not adhere to the prescription. Who could possibly take off 210 consecutive days of work? How stressful is it to care daily for a friend or family member who needs care? How can a patient build a support and transport network? And is that their “job” or should a physician’s office or social worker be able to help? A few sources for cancer caregivers:

Pink Glove Dance: And because every page needs something to make you smile, here’s the Pink Glove Dance page: Hospitals, schools, support centers, etc., dance to raise awareness and money for a cure for breast cancer.

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