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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. 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. more

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

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

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

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

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I am one among millions of statistically likely only-child caregivers working on my own to provide care within the caregiving community. more

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To be entrusted with the care of another human being is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on you more

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While my husband David did not die from his cancer, his diagnosis did introduce the stark reality of what could happen. more

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“How is Hospice a good thing?” a prospective client had asked me. more

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The formal diagnosis of ovarian cancer was confirmed after seven hours of surgery at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. more

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