Friends, Family, and Caregivers

February 2, 2016
· Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

In the Driver’s Seat

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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.

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November 5, 2015
· Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

New Resources on Caring for a Loved One with Cancer

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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.

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August 18, 2015
· Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq.

Balancing Work and Caregiving

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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.

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April 9, 2015
· Haley White

Sisters, Mothers, Daughters

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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.

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March 19, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Bittersweet Beginnings

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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.

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December 11, 2014
· Sarah Lindenau as told to Katie Heller

Remembering My Mother

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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.

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November 25, 2014
· Russ Williams, Director of Annual Giving, Conquer Cancer Foundation

#GivingTuesday: A New Addition to the Holiday Calendar

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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.

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