From CancerCare

Unique challenges confront patients with lung cancer

Unique challenges confront patients with lung cancer

The stigma of smoking as a cause of cancer can add to a patient's difficulty in coping with lung cancer, even for patients who never smoked cigarettes.

Psychosocial challenges of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC)

Psychosocial challenges of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC)

Breast cancer during pregnancy presents additional psychosocial challenges as patients cope with a devastating diagnosis during a time of hope and promise for the future.

Understanding the male patient with cancer

Understanding the male patient with cancer

How men perceive their role within their family dynamic or social circles may impact how they respond to a cancer diagnosis. Often they retreat or shut down, further challenging the efforts of their oncology care providers and loved ones to help them cope.

Conversations about cancer: A tool to help families communicate

Conversations about cancer: A tool to help families communicate

Patients may need help talking about their cancer diagnosis with their families, especially their children. The Pillow Talk Care package is an at-home activity kit that helps facilitate this difficult discussion.

Animal assisted therapy enhances cancer care

Animal assisted therapy enhances cancer care

Animal assisted interventions such as visits from therapy dogs and patients' pets are proven to improve patient outcomes.

Bridging cancer care for the older adult patient

Bridging cancer care for the older adult patient

The special needs of older adult patients and caregivers, who are usually also older persons, can be a nursing challenge. These tips will ensure you are communicating effectively with this patient population.

How to manage cancer and the workplace

How to manage cancer and the workplace

The ability to work through cancer treatment or after treatment ends is a concern of many patients. They need to be reassured that resources and support are available for them and their caregivers.

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.

Fact Sheets from CancerCare

Cancer Staging (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explains cancer staging, the TNM System, and tests commonly used to determine cancer stage.

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the effect of existing stress on cancer risk and cancer outcomes.

Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the relationship between use of hair coloring products and possible cancer risk.

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