The holidays can be stressful at the best of times, so this is often a difficult time of year for people and families affected by cancer. Diane Blum, MSW, answers some common questions about coping with cancer during the holidays.
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.
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.
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.
Anne Katz, RN, PhD, discusses how she helps men and their partners better understand prostate cancer treatment decisions, especially its potential long-term effects on masculinity, self-image, and quality of life.
Get highlights of two studies that provide insight into why some women with early-stage breast cancer choose to have a double mastectomy and the risk of complications they may experience after this surgery.
Colon cancer survivor David Nethero describes how he used meditation and positive mental imagery to cope with some of the physical side effects of chemotherapy and be present in the moment.
High temperatures can cause issues for people receiving cancer treatment. Get some tips on staying cool and hydrated this summer.
Jane O. Smith offers insights about embracing and expressing the physical (and emotional) changes that happen after a mastectomy and other types of cancer treatment.