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Important Advice for Cancer Patients During Fire Season
11.06.2019 hopeful

As fire season is underway, with brushfires and wildfires throughout Southern and Northern California, it is especially important for patients already fighting disease and with compromised immune systems to protect themselves from the harm and toxins that wildfire smoke contains.

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Dear Hope: Find the Balance Between Holding On and Letting Go

Not a week goes by when I don’t receive yet another emailed hack alleging to help me do more in less time. We live in a society where productivity reigns supreme, even for many of us in the cancer community.

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Coping With Changes in the Way Favorite Foods Taste or Smell

Patients undergoing Cancer treatment, including chemotherapy or radiation treatment, grapple with a host of potential side effects as a result of cancer-fighting therapies. Fortunately, these effects are usually temporary, and should pass once treatment is over. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions for adjusting your favorite recipes, to accommodate your changing palate.

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5 Tips for Responding to the News of a Cancer Diagnosis

Just as it can be difficult to tell friends, family, co-workers or loved ones about a cancer diagnosis, it can be difficult to hear the news, as well. How do you express all of the things you wish to express, without accidentally saying something wrong, or in your heightened emotional state, saying something insensitive or even potentially hurtful?

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How to Tell People You Have Cancer

There’s no one right way to share your diagnosis with others; the decision about how much to share, with whom and when are all entirely a personal choice. However, when it becomes time to share your story with others, here are a few points to consider.

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How Cancer Caregivers Can Cope With Mean Patients

The emotional journey a cancer patient is on may sometimes spill over into unexpected outbursts of sadness, fear, or even out-and-out animosity or hatefulness toward the very people the patient is closest to. There are many reasons an otherwise friendly, loving family member, spouse or friend may lash out in hurtful ways, each related to fear, anxiety, guilt and/or anger. Here are six tips for coping with a patient’s angry outbursts.

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