Advice

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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6 Tips for Helping Siblings With a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

When a child in the family is diagnosed with cancer, the dynamics of that family are going to undergo some profound changes. Use these tips to help your healthy children better cope with a cancer diagnosis.

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Dear Hope: Who Knows About Nutrition?

If you meet with a nutritionist during or after treatment, be sure to verify his or her experience in oncology nutrition and do a quick online search to see what the letters after his or her name really indicate.

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