GIST advocate Norman Scherzer describes how he became involved in advocacy and shares a word of advice for when the going gets tough.
Friends, Family, and Caregivers
We know that filling the gaps in knowledge about palliative care is important to delivering high-quality cancer care. Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, and Erika Tribett, MPH, have developed a massive open online course (MOOC) to help educate health care professionals and patients about palliative care.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Use these tips to make sure your Mother’s Day celebrations are full of love and not food poisoning.
This Valentine’s Day, show your loved ones you care by sending a hug over social media. Your virtual hug will also support the mission of the Conquer Cancer Foundation.
World Cancer Day is this week. In recognition of this day, Dr. Schapira describes 4 ways that patients can put themselves in the driver’s seat of their cancer care.
How well do you know your co-workers? Rachel Rieger shares her experience after learning a co-worker had twice been through breast cancer.
November marks National Family Caregivers Month. While anyone who cares for a loved one with cancer is a caregiver, it can be a difficult role to navigate. Cancer.Net has some new resources to help.
In this month’s blog, Dr. Schapira shares her thoughts on the value of family caregivers and the common challenges they face.
Managing both caregiving and work responsibilities can be difficult. Caregivers can also face potential workplace discrimination or financial issues from taking time off work. Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq., a cancer rights attorney, talks about the legal protections and practical resources available to help caregivers better navigate work and caregiving.
In March 2013, John’s wife Lori found a lump in her breast. Lori, a radiation oncologist, soon went from giving cancer care to receiving it. In this guest post, John talks about how to navigate a cancer diagnosis, a journey for which we are all ill-prepared.