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    Loved One With Advanced Cancer? 4 Things to Know

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    When Your Child Has Cancer

    As I went into work yesterday, I walked past a mom carrying her son out of the cancer center. The boy in his mom’s arms could not have been ...

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    What We Need Is Empathy

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    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.