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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

Oct 16, 2017 12:10 AM Carenotes

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

Oct 6, 2017 2:22 PM Carenotes 1 Comments

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

Sep 30, 2017 11:55 PM Articles

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

Jul 31, 2017 2:32 PM Articles

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

Jun 19, 2017 9:14 AM Articles

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

Jun 15, 2017 2:00 AM Articles 1 Comments

“It’s a Puh.. Puh… Puh… word.”  I desperately explained to my husband. He turned his head away from me and walked into the other room. I stood there alone, bereft, defeated, feeling the tears burn through my embarrassment and frustration. more

Jun 7, 2017 5:13 PM Articles

Tips for Injecting Living into Dying Every day a daughter or son somewhere, or a sister or brother or parent, gets the news that a cherished loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. more

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Caregiving through a Doctor’s Eyes

Photographer: James Gathany

Caregiving is universal. It knows no boundaries of age, race, religion, profession or economic status. Caregiving will touch all of our lives at some point along the way. more

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The day began ominously enough.  Low clouds, shrouded in mourning colors, hung heavily in the sky, threatening to weep during the class at the Botanical Gardens. more

Jun 2, 2017 8:22 AM Articles

Marilu Henner is a five-time Golden-Globe nominated actress who was a caregiver to her husband, diagnosed with bladder cancer. She sat down with Editor-in-Chief, Gary Barg for a wide ranging discussion about cancer and being a caregiver advocate. more

May 31, 2017 4:00 PM Articles

If someone you love will be undergoing major surgery, it might be helpful to have your own survival kit. more

May 31, 2017 10:59 AM Articles