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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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Cancer Patients Can Now Pause Their Student Loan Payments
9.11.2019 Dory Benford

To help ease the financial burden of cancer patients, it’s now possible to defer your student loan payments while undergoing cancer treatment.

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How Can Occupational Therapists Help Cancer Patients?
9.05.2019 hopeful

A licensed occupational therapist is trained to help clients struggling with injuries, disease, disability, mental health issues or developmental problems gain the necessary skills to be more self-sufficient in their day-to-day lives.

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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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Summer Food Safety Tips
7.17.2019 Dory Benford

For cancer patients with weakened immune systems, catching a virus can lead to severe health complications. So, if you’re planning on attending or throwing a BBQ this summer, keep these food safety tips in mind to make sure you, your friends and your family stay healthy.

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Demystifying Hospice Care
7.17.2019 hopeful

Hospice care offers supportive and palliative care, meaning management of symptoms, but not curing them. This means that patients can accept that they are nearing the end of their life without having to go through the pains of treatment. In hospice care, patients are made as comfortable as possible while their disease progresses.

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