From CancerCare

Fertility and Family Planning: Supportive Conversations With Cancer Patients

Fertility and Family Planning: Supportive Conversations With Cancer Patients

These pointers can help oncology nurses broach the topics of fertility and family planning with patients with cancer or the parents of pediatric patients with cancer.

Shifting Dynamics of Social Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

Shifting Dynamics of Social Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

A guide for helping patients assess their social network after a cancer diagnosis and find the supportive resources they may need.

The Role for Wounded Healers in Oncology Nursing

The Role for Wounded Healers in Oncology Nursing

A reflection on how clinicians' own illness humanizes them as healers.

How to Help Patients at the End of Life and Their Loved Ones During the Holidays

How to Help Patients at the End of Life and Their Loved Ones During the Holidays

A social worker reviews the challenges patients and their families will face dealing with anticipatory grief and bereavement during festive holiday activities.

Strength and Hope for Women in the Mist of Cancer

Strength and Hope for Women in the Mist of Cancer

A review of the most feared effects of breast cancer treatment and resources to recommend to patients coping with these effects.

Anxiety, Depression in Prostate Cancer: Managing Psychosocial Effects in Male Patients

Anxiety, Depression in Prostate Cancer: Managing Psychosocial Effects in Male Patients

A review of how emotions, social perceptions, and physical effects influence coping skills for men with prostate cancer.

Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

A reflection on how these elements affect patients at the time of diagnosis, during their cancer journey, and how it can change their life in survivorship.

The Caregivers' Cancer Journey

The Caregivers' Cancer Journey

This installment demonstrates how the caregiver's cancer journey often parallels that of the patient with cancer, highlighting their need for evolving support through survivorship.

From Disparities to Disclosure: A Discussion on Lesbians and Breast Cancer

From Disparities to Disclosure: A Discussion on Lesbians and Breast Cancer

Marissa Fors, director of CancerCare's Susan G. Komen® Breast Care Helpline, talked with Dr Penelope Damaskos, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, about breast cancer risk and related challenges for women who identify as lesbian and their healthcare providers.

Challenges for Young Adult Couples Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

Challenges for Young Adult Couples Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis can alter life plans for a young adult couple, completely upending their carefully thought out plans. Understanding their unique challenges can ensure oncology nurses are prepared to help these patients and their partners face an uncertain future.

Cancer Fact Sheets

Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines computed tomography (CT), explains its use in cancer detection, and answers questions regarding radiation exposure from CT use.

Garlic and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores links between garlic and cancer prevention, including study and clinical trials evidence and safety concerns.

Radon and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines radon and reviews radon-related cancer risks.

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