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Cancer Caregiver

The Routines of Bravery

Lea Grover | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Lea Grover

It should never be routine to sit biting your nails for hours in the early morning while someone you love is getting sophisticated images taken of tumors that you can't help but worry are growing.

An Unknown Legacy of Casey Kasem -- Supporting Patients in Need

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

On Father's Day June 15, 2014, the world lost Casey Kasem. I identified with Casey because we were both music lovers, both short and both very friendly. But also, we were both committed to supporting cancer patients in need of help.

When Seeking a Diagnosis, 'Zebra Roulette' Is No Game

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Today's media messages about diagnosing cancer pose a dilemma: Get tested to detect cancer early, but beware of false positives and make sure you're n...

Who Cares For The Caregiver?

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 04.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As a nurse-turned-patient, I can say with 150 percent confidence that being a caregiver involves some of the hardest work in the world. In fact, I can't overstate how difficult being a caregiver is. It is painstakingly difficult, physically, emotionally, socially, psychologically and, it must be said, financially.

Avoid Burnout: 7 Tips for Caregivers of Young Adult Cancer Patients and Survivors

Emily Drake | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Caring for a person with cancer can be extremely rewarding, but it can be exhausting as well. A diagnosis of cancer during adolescence and young adulthood interrupts a person's life and comes at a time when they are trying to complete the life steps that are necessary for transition into adulthood.

Mom, You're Hired! As My Cancer Caregiver Extraordinaire

Amanda Nixon | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Nixon

With November being National Family Caregiver Month, I am immediately reminded and in gratitude for all that my mom did to take care of me during my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.