Cancer that forms in the cells of one or both of the lungs. There are three types affecting treatment options and prognosis: non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and lung carcinoid tumor.
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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?
Beginning end-of-life care during the first stages of a terminal illness provides patients and their caregivers with the services, medications, supplies, and support needed to maintain their comfort and quality of life.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.
Many people confuse these two kinds of care. While there are many similarities between them, palliative care is an important part of managing symptoms in seriously ill patients at any stage in their disease progression.
On senior living tours, guides often direct your attention to the shiny features they’re proudest of. These offerings may be great, but it is crucial to use an evidence-based method to determine the quality of care your loved one will receive.
Deciding whether to use the emergency room, an urgent care clinic, or your physician during an urgent medical situation can be complicated. A new provider model has the potential to add even more confusion to your decision.
Do you know what to look for AND avoid in a home care company? Use this list of questions to gather basic information about a company’s services and gain a deeper understanding of its dedication to quality care and customer service to ensure you choose the provider that best fits your needs.
When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, it can be difficult to know what kind of care to arrange for them and where. Hospice, palliative care, home-based care, hospital-based care, and long-term care facilities are all viable options.
These strategies can be used to help plan final arrangements for yourself and your loved ones. Frank discussions about funeral planning are wise to have at any age. Don't put it off until it is too late.
Planning a funeral involves making decisions about a loved one’s legacy while under considerable emotional stress. Understanding what must be taken care of and making arrangements in advance can expedite the process and minimize costs.
When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, caregivers and family members often have many questions. This guide to end-of-life care addresses the most common concerns regarding the dying process.