With so many holiday traditions revolving around the dinner table, grocery shopping is a major task this time of year. Here are 10 tips to make grocery shopping less of a chore for people with cancer.
Living With Cancer
Language can sometimes be a barrier to high-quality cancer care. In this interview, medical interpreters for the Inova Health System describe the important role language services play in the care of people with cancer who don’t speak English as their first language.
For patient advocate Carole Seigel, quality care and palliative care are intertwined. In this guest post, she talks about what she took away from the Quality Care Symposium and Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.
For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival.
Although up to 95% of cancer-related pain can be successfully managed, not all people with cancer benefit from pain-relief strategies because they don’t talk with their health care team. Dr. Robert Twillman, a pain management specialist, explains why discussing pain is so important and gives tips for making the most of these conversations.
Child life specialists help children understand what will happen in the hospital and help families cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this interview, Carolyn Schneiders Fung, CCLS, and Molly Spragins, CCLS, describe the important role child life specialists play in the care of children with cancer.
People living with cancer and cancer survivors are more likely to get sicker from the flu and develop complications, making a yearly flu shot especially important, even for family members, friends, and caregivers.
In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades.
Physical therapists evaluate nerve, muscle, and fitness problems that make it difficult for a person to function well on a daily basis. Sharlynn Tuohy, PT, DPT, MBA, and Jean Kotkiewicz, PT, DPT, CLT, discuss the role physical therapists play in the care of people with cancer.
For early-stage breast cancer, doctors generally recommend surgery to remove the tumor. But choosing between a lumpectomy and mastectomy can sometimes be difficult. Deanna Attai, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon, provides information and advice to help women talk with their doctors about this decision.