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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.

Managing Chemo Brain in Pediatric Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Managing Chemo Brain in Pediatric Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Reintegration to the general environment, particularly to school, can be challenging for survivors of childhood cancers. This review discusses how adverse effects such as chemo brain may present extra challenges for these patients and what can be done to ease patients' anxiety.

Sitting With Silence in End-of-Life Cancer Care

Sitting With Silence in End-of-Life Cancer Care

Modern oncologic care entails actively pursuing treatment and cure; however, at the end of life, the ability to share silence may be the best treatment.

Identifying the Psychosocial Needs of Young Adults With Metastatic Cancer

Identifying the Psychosocial Needs of Young Adults With Metastatic Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is wrought with challenges for young adults. This article identifies the unique support needs for patients aged 20 to 39 years with cancer.

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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