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Caregivers

The Love of Others Keeps Us All Alive
CaregiversFamily Members
Douglas Herman, who lives with stage IV prostate cancer, highlights the strength that love provides, noting that giving and receiving love are both powerful in their own way.
Fighting Is the Hard Part, but You Have to Try
CaregiversSurvivorshipLeukemia
At age 84, Inocencio Melendez-Schroder was diagnosed with stage IV leukemia and was told that chemotherapy and radiation would not be recommended. Soon after his death at home, his daughter, Barbara, was diagnosed with stage II leukemia and used her dad’s lessons to improve her prognosis.
Both Sides of the Coin: From a Caregiver to a Patient with Advanced Brain Cancer
CaregiversPatient Stories
Kelly Rodenberg, author of There’s Something Going on Upstairs, offers her insights from being a caregiver to her husband Bob to dealing with her own glioblastoma diagnosis.
A Guide to Kidney Cancer for Survivors and Caregivers: Empowerment Through Knowledge, Communication, and Self-Care
CaregiversKidney Cancer
Carly Gerretsen, DNP, RN, FNP-C, RNFA, offers an overview of kidney cancer and the treatment options, advising how to take control of controllable factors and take care of yourself.
Trauma Experienced by Caregivers
Caregivers
While a cancer diagnosis is devasting for the patient, it also has an impact on the patient's caregiver. Bina Parekh, PhD, explains how caregivers experience different types of trauma, especially with the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vicarious Trauma and the Impact on Caregivers
Caregivers
Caregivers can vicariously experience trauma of the patient they are caring for. Bina Parekh, PhD, shares how this can impact the caregiver psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually.
How Vicarious Trauma Manifests
Caregivers
Vicarious trauma can manifest physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Those experiencing vicarious trauma may feel confused, irritable, or have trouble sleeping.
How to Cope with Vicarious Trauma
Caregivers
Caregivers and healthcare workers have chosen to put others before themselves. Bina Parekh, PhD, shares how going back to the basics can help with vicarious trauma.
Caring for My Husband as He Battles Skin Cancer
CaregiversSkin Cancer
Caring for her husband Bill as he deals with skin cancer, Cathie Balthazor shares the importance of being there to listen to your loved one and care for his or her emotional life.
Why I Fight for Lung Cancer Awareness
CaregiversLung Cancer
When her mother was diagnosed with stage IIIB lung cancer, Danielle Hicks took an active role in caring for her and found her purpose helping other patients going through the same fight.
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