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  • Hearing the news that your spouse was just given cancer diagnosis can be devastating. Your first thought might be how you can help and support them through this life-changing diagnosis and the coming treatment. “You may feel completely unprepared to help your partner,” says cancer care nurse Josette Snyder APRN, MSN,...
  • Hearing the news that your spouse was just given cancer diagnosis can be devastating. Your first thought might be how you can help and support them through this life-changing diagnosis and the coming treatment. “You may feel completely unprepared to help your partner,” says cancer care nurse Josette Snyder APRN, MSN,...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Videoconferencing can significantly reduce levels of anxiety and distress among remote caregivers who live more than an hour away from the patients with cancer they support, according to a randomized controlled trial. "In this time of COVID-19 and distancing, this intervention has the...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Videoconferencing can significantly reduce levels of anxiety and distress among remote caregivers who live more than an hour away from the patients with cancer they support, according to a randomized controlled trial. "In this time of COVID-19 and distancing, this intervention has the...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As social-distancing guidelines continue during the pandemic, cancer patients need quality care and ongoing connection with others, oncologists say in a pair of new editorials. Many patients have felt particularly isolated in recent months, especially because friends and family may not be...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As social-distancing guidelines continue during the pandemic, cancer patients need quality care and ongoing connection with others, oncologists say in a pair of new editorials. Many patients have felt particularly isolated in recent months, especially because friends and family may not be...
  • It doesn’t seem fair. Childhood should be filled with laughter, games and play. Being a kid shouldn’t include things like surgery and chemotherapy. But unfortunately, childhood cancer is the reality that many families face. Sadness, denial, grief and anger wash over parents when they learn the news of a child...
  • It doesn’t seem fair. Childhood should be filled with laughter, games and play. Being a kid shouldn’t include things like surgery and chemotherapy. But unfortunately, childhood cancer is the reality that many families face. Sadness, denial, grief and anger wash over parents when they learn the news of a child...
  • Since losing her husband to colorectal cancer in 1998, broadcast news journalist Katie Couric has used her platform to raise awareness about cancer. Couric's famous on-air colonoscopy on "Today" in 2000 paved the way for what the medical community calls the “Katie Couric effect,” a giant public awareness push for...
  • Since losing her husband to colorectal cancer in 1998, broadcast news journalist Katie Couric has used her platform to raise awareness about cancer. Couric's famous on-air colonoscopy on "Today" in 2000 paved the way for what the medical community calls the “Katie Couric effect,” a giant public awareness push for...
  • A friend is about to have big surgery that will require a long recovery at home. She and her husband have no idea what to do. Another friend is the primary caregiver of a couple in their 90s—the husband has dementia and his wife had a stroke. The caregiver has no idea what to do. Another friend learns on a Friday that...
  • A friend is about to have big surgery that will require a long recovery at home. She and her husband have no idea what to do. Another friend is the primary caregiver of a couple in their 90s—the husband has dementia and his wife had a stroke. The caregiver has no idea what to do. Another friend learns on a Friday that...
  • “Just remember data always has a face.” That was the advice that Michael Becker, a former biotechnology company chief executive who now has head and neck cancer, told the assembled executives at the Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York last month. Behind every data point in every spreadsheet, there is a human being,...
  • “Just remember data always has a face.” That was the advice that Michael Becker, a former biotechnology company chief executive who now has head and neck cancer, told the assembled executives at the Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York last month. Behind every data point in every spreadsheet, there is a human being,...
  • When someone in your family or a dear friend is diagnosed with cancer, strap yourself in. You’re facing a roller coaster of a ride. As their emotions go up — and then down — so will yours. “It’s not a static thing. The cancer experience is always changing; not just for the patient, but for loved ones, as well,”...
  • When someone in your family or a dear friend is diagnosed with cancer, strap yourself in. You’re facing a roller coaster of a ride. As their emotions go up — and then down — so will yours. “It’s not a static thing. The cancer experience is always changing; not just for the patient, but for loved ones, as well,”...
  • Your family member or best friend has been diagnosed with cancer. Life, as you know it, has forever changed. Cancer patients ride an emotional roller coaster as they navigate doctors, tests and procedures. What should you know in order to be most helpful to them? “It’s important for your loved one to hear, ‘I get it....
  • Your family member or best friend has been diagnosed with cancer. Life, as you know it, has forever changed. Cancer patients ride an emotional roller coaster as they navigate doctors, tests and procedures. What should you know in order to be most helpful to them? “It’s important for your loved one to hear, ‘I get it....
  • (HealthDay News) -- Someone who is unsteady, weak and maybe a bit confused is a prime candidate for a dangerous fall. The American Cancer Society says caregivers can help prevent falls by: Sitting the person on the side of the bed for a minute, just after the person wakes. This will help if changing positions too...
  • (HealthDay News) -- Someone who is unsteady, weak and maybe a bit confused is a prime candidate for a dangerous fall. The American Cancer Society says caregivers can help prevent falls by: Sitting the person on the side of the bed for a minute, just after the person wakes. This will help if changing positions too...