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.
Friends, Family, and Caregivers
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.
When Haley White’s mother was diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma, her entire family was forced to reconnect. But through all of the difficult experiences, old resentments have dissipated and a number of bittersweet blessings have emerged.
Last February, Amber’s aunt died of breast cancer. Her cousin was 10 weeks pregnant at the time. In this post, she reflects on how a new beginning has helped her family cope with a difficult ending.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. Sarah Lindenau talks about how honoring her mother’s memory has helped her cope and positively influence the lives of others.
Now heading into its third year, #GivingTuesday is a growing global movement to help people carve out time to make connections with meaningful nonprofits during the consumer frenzy of the holidays.