People with cancer are often immunocompromised as a result of cancer and its treatments. This could put them at greater risk for infection, so it’s important to prevent the spread of germs during a visit. Here, find practical guidance on what you can do to keep your loved one safe during a visit.
What Caregivers Should Know About End-of-Life Care Issues for People With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
In this post, Dr. Cristina Rodriguez and Dr. Natalie Uy describe what to know about caring for a loved one with advanced head and neck cancer toward the end of life, including the challenges unique to people with this type of cancer and how to get help.
In this month’s “From the Editor in Chief” column, Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses how financial toxicity can impact cancer caregivers and how they can get help with managing the financial effects of their loved one’s diagnosis.
Sharie Lisowski shares how she and her husband reacted to his prostate cancer diagnosis and how they worked together to help him choose the best treatment plan for him.
Life coach and cancer caregiver Marika Humphreys describes the challenges to staying connected with your partner during cancer, and how as a caregiver you can help maintain connection with your loved one.
Cancer caregiver Marika Humphreys shares the challenges cancer caregivers face in taking care of themselves and where caregivers can start in making self-care a priority.
Stanley Clark shares what it was like being involved in his aunt’s hospice care plan after her diagnosis of advanced cancer, including how he became involved, how it helped his aunt at the end of her life, and what other caregivers should know.
Karen Warner Schueler describes what it was like to suddenly become a caregiver after her husband was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and what helped her avoid burnout from the role.
Dr. Arjun Gupta shares the emotional challenges that can come with appetite loss in someone with cancer and how caregivers can best support a loved one who is experiencing this side effect.
Marika Humphreys shares how she used a technique called “holding space” in her efforts to support her husband during his cancer treatment and how it could help other caregivers in similar situations.