I'm Sandy Morris. I cared for my husband for 15 years following his cancer diagnosis, and I have been working in the elder care industry for 3 years. I'm excited to be able to share my experiences and provide helpful information for other caregivers.
It can be difficult for friends and family to think of the right things to say to a loved one who has cancer. When in doubt, avoid using these phrases and simply listen to what the cancer patient has to say.
We've all seen the headlines: "5 Scary Facts About Microwave Popcorn," "Long-term cellphone use linked to brain cancer." The list of scary science in the news is ever-growing. But what does the data really say?
People receiving treatment for serious cancers may harbor false hopes for a full recovery. Chemotherapy can give someone suffering from late-stage cancer a few more weeks or months of life, but the likelihood of a cure in the later stages of these diseases is very rare.
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.
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.