From CancerCare

Disclosing a diagnosis to children: Tell or not tell?

Disclosing a diagnosis to children: Tell or not tell?

A significant part of counseling patients with cancer is offering guidance on when and how to tell their children about their diagnosis.

Online support groups: A psychosocial network

Online support groups: A psychosocial network

Online cancer support groups and programs offer patients a chance to connect with people who understand their journey.

Easing patients' transition to survivorship

Easing patients' transition to survivorship

Survivorship plans should be based on patients' answers to these basic questions about their goals and wishes after treatment ends.

Helping patients cope with hair loss

Helping patients cope with hair loss

A patient's self image can reduce his or her coping abilities and can be significantly impacted by this distressing side effect.

Psychosocial support: Meeting the standard for quality patient care

Psychosocial support: Meeting the standard for quality patient care

Clinicians and even patients themselves tend to undervalue the need for help with nonclinical concerns.

Financial support and 
resources are essential
 to cancer care

Financial support and 
resources are essential
 to cancer care

The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can be significant. Oncology nurses should familiarize themselves with the organizations that can help patients.

Caring for the caregiver during special occasions and holidays

Caring for the caregiver during special occasions and holidays

Family events and celebrations can create additional stressors for caregivers. Nurses should take time to remind caregivers about their own needs.

Helping the siblings of a child with cancer

Helping the siblings of a child with cancer

Sibling relationships are important to children with cancer. Special efforts should be taken to maintain sibling involvement in the child's life.

Delivering quality health care to LGBT communities

Delivering quality health care to LGBT communities

CancerCare, a leading provider of assistance for patients, discusses resources to help oncology nurses provide culturally competent care to patients in the LGBT community.

Helping children understand cancer

Helping children understand cancer

Patients with cancer may seek guidance on how and how much to tell their children about their diagnosis and treatment.

Fact Sheets from CancerCare

Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the role vitamin D intake may play in preventing certain types of cancer.

Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the cancer risks associated with smokeless tobacco products.

Obesity and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the association between obesity and increased risks of cancers.

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