Cancer Care Articles

  • What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say to a Cancer Patient

    When a beloved friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer, finding the right words to say can seem impossible. Caregivers and survivors share their insights.

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  • Cancer Care Q and A: Post-Chemo Concerns

    Chemotherapy is a common form of cancer treatment, but the side-effects of chemo treatments can be very unpleasant. Here is some advice on what to expect and how to help a loved one cope with chemotherapy.

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  • An Overview of Cancer

    Cancer strikes people of all ages, but as people age, they are more likely to get cancer, even if no one in the family has had it. Learn about cancer, symptoms to look for, how cancer is diagnosed and what treatments are used.

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  • Cancer Detection Tests for Elders

    Regular cancer detection tests and screenings are important for elders. The earlier cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.

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  • Caregiving's Toll on Marriage: A Personal Story

    Taking care of a husband with cancer while raising three kids younger than ten was a future I never expected when we first said "I do."

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  • My Nightly Ritual with Dad

    I was intent on making the most of every second Dad and I had together by going on trips and outings, and reminiscing about the past. But he had other plans in mind.

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  • Confronting a Serious Diagnosis like it's a House on Fire

    When we are confronted with a potentially fatal diagnosis for ourselves or a loved one, we can find ourselves caught up in endless cycle of "why." Don't get stuck questioning, take action for yourself and your loved ones.

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  • Lung Cancer; An Unnecessary Death

    My youngest sister died at the age of 63. The diagnosis - lung cancer. Sally did not get cancer from smoking; she got it from radon.

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  • Chronic Health Conditions and the Flu: A Deadly Combination

    For elderly people, influenza can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, exacerbate existing chronic medical conditions and even cause death. Vaccinations are a senior’s best defense against the flu and related complications.

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  • 5 Numbers to Know For Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

    While it's impossible to prevent breast cancer, there are steps women can take to protect themselves. Here are the five numbers every woman should know for breast cancer risk reduction.

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness for Caregivers

    Breast cancer becomes more of a concern with age. Women in their 40s and above (and even younger, if there's a strong history of the disease) should be taking active steps to identify breast cancer as early possible, when treatment is most successful. Breast cancer awareness month is an excellent reminder to get those exams and mammograms.

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  • 9 Nutrition Tips During Cancer Treatment

    Eating is often difficult for a cancer-stricken senior. But the weakness and fatigue associated with not getting enough nutrients can give cancer the upper hand. Learn how to make sure your loved one is getting the food they need.

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  • When a Serious Diagnosis Causes a Senior to Consider Suicide

    Receiving the news of a serious diagnosis like cancer or dementia may cause a senior to consider suicide, but caregiver intervention and the development of productive coping techniques can help.

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  • Caring for an Elder When You Have Breast Cancer

    What happens when the caregiver needs care? Because caregivers are prone to putting their own needs last, they are at greater risk of delaying important tests that detect diseases like breast cancer.

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  • Early-morning Cigarettes Raise Cancer Risk, Research Says

    Lighting up a cigarette first thing in the morning may increase the risk of lung, head and neck cancers, according to new research.

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  • Medicare Part B: Are You Utilizing All of Your Benefits?

    Understanding your health insurance benefits—and those of your loved one—is crucial for ensuring that you both make the most of your coverage and do everything possible to keep yourselves healthy.

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  • An Overview of Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer kills more people than any other form of cancer. Learn the risk factors, signs and symptoms of lung disease as well as the the types and stages of the disease.

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  • 10 Worst Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

    When fighting cancer, many of the most effective treatments can be accompanied by debilitating side effects. Here's how caregivers can help.

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  • Chemotherapy: What is It and What Are The Side Effects?

    When cancer is the diagnosis, chemotherapy is often the recommended treatment, but the side effects can be severe.

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  • Risk Factors That Make Elders More Susceptible to Lung Cancer

    Why do some people get lung cancer and others don't? Researchers have identified many risk factors, including age, that put people at greater risk of developing lung cancer.

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