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Communicating About Cancer—More Fun Than Jury Duty
Family MembersFrom Your Navigator
“A cancer diagnosis can derail even the best methods of communication,” says oncology social worker Katie Narvarte. She offers tips on how to address difficult topics related to cancer, and how to avoid saying the wrong things.
Honoring Mothers with Cancer on Mother's Day
Family MembersHolidays and CancerWeb Exclusives
If you're wondering how to honor a mother who has terminal cancer this Mother’s Day, we offer some suggestions for showing your love without bringing down the mood of the occasion.
Cancer Warrior Alliance
Family MembersSupport Services
Inspired by her mother’s courage, Krysten Ford started Cancer Warrior Alliance to help families such as hers arm themselves with resources and knowledge.
Patients: Don't Go It Alone
CaregiversFamily Members
Hear why Dr Morganna Freeman stresses the importance of bringing an extra set of ears to appointments.
Wanting to Live in the Before
CaregiversFamily Members
“I wish we were us again, not this new amalgamation created by his diagnosis,” says Jennifer Brinkley as she discusses her fears about her husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis and the impact on their daily life.
Leukemia Is Shaping My Son’s Future
Family MembersLeukemiaPediatric Cancer
After his father’s diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 10-year-old Rhett is determined to become an oncologist to help other patients with cancer.
Pursuing My Sister’s Dream
Cancer ResearchFamily MembersMelanoma
Diagnosed with melanoma a few weeks after her wedding, Meredith died of the disease 4 months later, at age 35. Her family created Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma, a non-profit organization, to support melanoma research and increase awareness of this deadly cancer.
How to Help a Person Newly Diagnosed with Cancer (and Take Care of Yourself, Too)
CaregiversFamily MembersFrom Your Navigator
Lillie Shockney describes some of the best ways that families and caregivers can help a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer, and provides tips for caregivers to simultaneously make sure they are taking care of themselves.
Helping Patients Create a Legacy
Family MembersFrom Your NavigatorInfusion of HopeWeb Exclusives
Lillie Shockney shares a touching, personal story of an experience she had at the Young Survival Coalition Summit, where she held a workshop called “Building Your Legacy."
How You Can Help a Family Member Who Has Cancer
Family MembersHero of Hope
2017 Hero of Hope Patient Award winner Melissa Marshall offers advice that she believes will help the families and loved ones of people with cancer cope with the difficult journeys that come with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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