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Thrombosis — the formation of blood clots in a vein or artery — can affect anyone. But cancer patients are at higher risk of thrombosis than the general population, so caregivers should be particularly aware Read more

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The Importance of Bone Health in Advanced Cancer

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As patients and caregivers may know, cancer can spread to other parts of the body, including the bone. Tumors that result from cancer that spreads to the bone are called bone metastases (or bone mets) Read more

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The American Academy of Dermatology is reminding the public that sunscreen remains an important way to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Read more

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The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation’s Open Homes Medical Stays program provides free temporary accommodations to patients diagnosed with any form of cancer or undergoing a hematopoietic stem cell transplant, as well a Read more

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Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg sat down to talk with Scott who is sharing his personal story of caring for his late mother with ovarian cancer Read more

Celebrity Interviews

Especially after having gone through a life-threating illness? Do we want reminders of what may have been a difficult time for us? Apparently, we do. Read more

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I am a facilitator of a Cancer Caregiver Support Group in Ohio. We have monthly meetings at two different facilities in two different counties on the second Tuesday and second Wednesday of the month. Read more

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I need a support group that will help me deal with caring for a parent with stage 4 cancer. Read more

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I wake up from a nap. There he is. I emerge from the shower. There he is. Read more

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Coping with the diagnosis of cancer is only the beginning of the journey. The entire process of diagnosis, treatment and changes in lifestyle are day by day hurdles for both caregiver and loved one. Read more

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My father was diagnosed with cancer. He spent two months in a hospital and one week in rehab to be able to walk again. I live across town, so he mainly depends on my mother and brother to be his caregivers. Read more

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It has been very hard to accept that my Girlfriend of 19 years to have cancer. At times I do not support her or even ask her how she is and notices that she is very clingy to me and I don't know why. Read more

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We offer these helpful breast cancer resources to help you. Read more

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How many times in your caregiving have you heard the words “New Normal”? I myself have used the term in talking to others and at our cancer caregiver meetings. Read more

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I had a strained relationship with hope before my wife was diagnosed with cancer. Read more

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I sit across the hall from my mother-in-law, Virginia, who is emitting 13.9 millirems of radiation. I have to shout when I speak with her because of the metal barrier that separates us. Read more

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People receiving chemotherapy may be at risk for getting infections. You are likely to be at higher risk between seven and 12 days after you have received each chemotherapy treatment Read more

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“I had a dream last night about water,” my mother says as we dice cantaloupe and brew our morning coffee. “I woke up with wet sheets.” Read more

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Effective pain control improves the individual’s state of mind and ability to move through the healing process. There are a variety of options for pain control and doctors work toward addressing side effects that can occur with pain medications. Read more

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