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Cancer Care- A Guide for Caregivers and Loved Ones

The reality of caring for someone with cancer isn't easy. There is a lot to know and understand. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, it is common..

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Not All Cancer Patients Want Prayers

For me, it was shocking to know that not all people going through cancer treatment wanted prayers. It may seem counter-intuitive, but when someone told..

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How Cancer Patients Change - The Cancer Shift

Due to my chemo-induced fog, I was forced to carry around a small notebook everywhere I went; its intention was so that I could remember what people..

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Soothing Chemo Side Effects Mouth Sores

One potential side effect from chemotherapy and radiation is developing mouth sores. I met a friend who was about six weeks ahead of me in his..

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Cancer Fatigue

One often overlooked side effect of chemotherapy is fatigue. Fatigue gradually worsened with each round of chemotherapy. I didn't realize how bad I..

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Ideas to Support Someone Going Through Cancer or a Serious Illness

When a friend of loved one gets cancer, they change. The way they look changes. The way they act changes. Even their energy level changes. They may..

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Chemotherapy Side Effects - BRR it's Cold in Air Conditioning

A really great wrap to keep warm (even in summer)

Your skin gets extremely dry and with the added hair loss from chemotherapy, being cold is a..

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How To Be an Empathy Champion for Someone Going Through Cancer

Feeling confused and emotional about seeing a loved one going through a serious illness is normal.  But first and foremost, because you care and are..

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