Caregiver

What to Expect: Cancer Support Groups
6.14.2019 Dory Benford

For cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, sharing your experiences with other people facing the same issues can be incredibly healing. Leaning on family and friends is important, but if you’re looking for additional support that only those in your same position can provide, consider attending a support group.

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4 Things You Need to Know About Palliative Care
6.14.2019 Dory Benford

Palliative medicine isn’t exclusive to end-of-life care — it can actually be implemented much earlier in a patient’s cancer journey. Palliative care physicians can, for example, help keep patients experiencing harsh symptoms more comfortable.

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Summer Books for Caregivers
6.05.2019 Dory Benford

This time of year, lists of summer beach reads flood the internet. These light, entertaining stories may be perfect for people on vacation, but they’re great for caregivers as well.

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Measles Outbreak Puts Cancer Patients at Risk
5.15.2019 Dory Benford

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that lives in the nose and throat mucous of those who have contracted the illness. How can cancer patients protect themselves from the measles?

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Home DNA Tests and Cancer
5.08.2019 hopeful

If you’re concerned about developing breast cancer, ordering a home DNA test to look for genetic variations (called variants) linked to the disease may sound appealing. But how much can this direct-to-consumer lab kit really tell you?

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Spring Cleaning for Cancer Patients
4.10.2019 Dory Benford

When making your way through the ups and downs of a cancer journey, cleaning your home isn’t always a priority. When you’re dealing with the rigors of treatment, who wants to worry about keeping your windows and floors spotless?

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