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  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • (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...
  • (Adds National Alliance for Caregiving as co-author of a caregiving study with AARP in paragraph 9.) NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amanda Singer had her plate full running a dance studio in Massachusetts. But after her mother underwent emergency surgery and radiation for breast cancer late last year, Singer, 28, unexpectedly...
  • (HealthDay News) -- Helping to care for a person with cancer may involve issues ranging from understanding medication side effects and communicating with family to providing information to a patient's doctor to help determine if a treatment is working. The American Cancer Society offers this advice for cancer...
  • THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For people diagnosed with cancer, communication with family members plays a vital role in their health and well-being, according to an expert from San Diego State University. After studying this issue for a decade, communications professor Wayne Beach concluded that cancer...
  • When people are diagnosed with cancer, it's easy to overlook the toll the disease also takes on their caregivers, say social workers who specialize in cancer care.  Cancer can dramatically alter relationships, forcing parents to depend on their children, or independent people to rely on loved ones. Meanwhile, those...
  • THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For caregivers providing care to cancer patients, lack of training is associated with increasing burden, according to a study published online July 20 in Cancer. Michelle A. Mollica, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues...
  • THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression is known to be linked to worsening physical health, and a new study finds this may be especially true for cancer caregivers. The researchers recommended assessing caregivers' mental health soon after their loved one's cancer diagnosis. "Identifying caregivers in...