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Writing Reflections about a Cancer Journey

by Karen Y. Barnstable

 

Did you know that we have 50,000 to 70, 000 thoughts per day, and 35 to 48 thoughts per minute? Many of these thoughts are insignificant and fleeting, but many others are very significant and meaningful. They come from our values and beliefs, and form the core of who we are as a person. They guide our daily decisions. One of the best ways to recognize and capture the useful thoughts is to write them down. As soon as they are on paper, they are ‘trapped’ and can be edited and reframed. They can play a stronger role in helping us understand and make sense of our experiences in a positive way.

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Cancer and Work: A new interactive website

workingby Maureen Parkinson, Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor and Dr. Christine Maheu, Nurse Scientist, McGill University, Co-Principal Investigators Cancer and Work

 

While 60 percent of those diagnosed with cancer will return to work one to two years following treatment, 25 to 53 percent will either quit or lose their jobs. These numbers are a clear indication that there has been a need for comprehensive information to support a return to work for many cancer survivors.

 

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