At-home DNA tests have become increasingly popular in recent years. But are they actually helpful for detecting cancer risk? In this post, learn about at-home DNA tests for cancer risk and why it’s always best to get genetic screening done through your health care provider.
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.
Karen Cordova shares what it was like losing her childhood best friend to cancer, including the difficulty that came with understanding her friend’s death as a child and how she honors her friend today as an adult.
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.
In this podcast, Drs. Eliza Park and Paula Rauch discuss how a parent with metastatic cancer can talk with their children about their prognosis, including the challenges of having this discussion and ways to navigate the conversation with children of different ages.
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.
In this month’s “From the Editor in Chief” column, Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses the importance of the words you use when talking to or about people with cancer and what to keep in mind when discussing cancer.
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.
In this podcast, Dr. Brian Shuch and genetic counselor Lauren Bear discuss genetic conditions linked to kidney cancer, how they can impact people with kidney cancer and their families, and what to expect if you’re referred to meet with a genetic counselor.