gdc
Family MembersHero of Hope

How You Can Help a Family Member Who Has Cancer

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.
Video Library – January 4, 2018
Melissa Marshall
2017 Hero of Hope Patient Award™ winner
Recommended For You
Colorectal CancerCONQUER CamPatient Stories
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Melissa Marshall
By Melissa Marshall
When Melissa Marshall went in for a hip surgery, which she attributed to her being a performer and her age, she discovered she had rectal cancer. Currently in remission and cancer-free, Melissa has launched the No You Cant’cer Foundation and written a song with the same title about her cancer journey.
Cancer ResearchFamily MembersMelanoma
Pursuing My Sister’s Dream
By Stephanie Whitten
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.
CaregiversFamily MembersFrom Your Navigator
How to Help a Person Newly Diagnosed with Cancer (and Take Care of Yourself, Too)
By Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG
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.
Family MembersFrom Your NavigatorInfusion of HopeWeb Exclusives
Helping Patients Create a Legacy
By Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG
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."
Last modified: January 29, 2018

Subscribe to CONQUER: the patient voice® magazine

Receive timely cancer news & updates, patient stories, and more.

Country