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10-10-12: The Fine Print of Cancer
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We know more and more every year about what cancer does to our bodies. But no one is prepared for what it does to your life.
Cancer can cause logistical chaos--all the paperwork having to do with advanced directives, social security issues, hospice care--at the same time it's presenting a family with an unimaginable emotional challenge.
Today, Sheilah talks about "The Fine Print of Cancer" with Laurie Singer, whose husband Leroy Sievers blogged at NPR about his illness until his death in 2008, and to Louise Knight, head of the Department of Family Services at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Comprehensive Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
On Sunday October 14 at 8:30, Paul Reed Smith Guitars and the Kimmel Center will host the band Journey for a charity concert at the Lyric in Baltimore.
Laurie Singer's "Our Cancer" blog continues the conversation her husband started, and there are several "Fine Print of Cancer" videos online to help cancer patients and their families, including this one featuring Singer:
Web extra: Listen to the full, unedited conversation.