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Coping with Cancer Can Feel Lonely. Here Are 3 Huge Ways Peer Support Can Help.

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There is no one-size-fits-all approach to reduce the loneliness that often comes with coping with cancer. The qualities that make each of us unique also influence how we experience a diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

Doctors, nurses and healthcare specialists are invaluable, but peer support offers something they cannot: practical talk from someone who has lived a similar situation.

I’ve been an advocate for cancer patients and their families for more than 30 years, but it wasn’t until I tried a dating app for the first time that I realized how geo-social tools can be a game changer for peer support.

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