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    5 Things You Can Do to Sleep Better During Cancer Treatment

    One of the really weird things about cancer treatment—and I’ve heard this from many, many other cancer patients—is that it makes you ...

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    One Mistake Made My Chemo Side Effects Even Worse

    I don’t know about you, but what scared me most about starting chemo was the side effects. The movies always make them look so awful -- I ...

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    Getting Ready for Chemo

    Chemo is full of unknowns -- the experience is different for everyone -- so it’s impossible to know exactly how chemo will unfold for you. ...

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    Tamoxifen Weight Gain: My Proof Is in the Pounds

    I’ve complained on this blog multiple times that cancer treatment didn’t make me thin, it made me fat. The culprit, I always maintained, ...

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    Before You Shave Your Head to Show Support…

    I have a buddy whose teenage son is planning to shave his head. He has a good friend who was just diagnosed with lymphoma, and he wants to ...

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    Is There a Time to Stop Treatment?

    The American spirit is one that doesn’t like to admit defeat. We like to take that hill, push through the pain, try to succeed just one ...

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    When Your Hair Doesn’t Grow Back

    A few months ago, Ami Dodson realized that it had been almost five years since she’d let anyone take her picture. Dodson was 35, married ...

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    Should You Change Doctors?

    “I don’t really feel comfortable with my doctor.” I’ve heard a lot of fellow cancer patients and survivors say something to this effect. ...

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    10 Tips for Skin Care During Radiation

    Do you have a sight, or a smell, that instantly puts your mind back in an oncology waiting room, an infusion center, or a radiation ...

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    Is a Support Group Right for You?

    When David was diagnosed with colon cancer a friend suggested he go to a support group to help him cope with the diagnosis. David thought, ...

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  • Wendy Baer

    Wendy Baer, MD

    Wendy Baer, MD, is the medical director of psychiatric oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Baer helps patients and their families deal with the stress of receiving a cancer diagnosis and going through treatment. Her expertise in treating clinical depression and anxiety helps people manage emotions, behaviors and relationships during difficult times.