Cancer usually begins with one tumor in a specific area of the body. But if the tumor is not removed, cancer has the ability to spread to nearby organs as well as places far away from the origin, like the brain. How does cancer move to these new areas and why are some organs more likely to get infected than others? Ivan Seah Yu Jun explains the three common routes of metastasis.
Long-term caregiving means to witness, assist and love someone through a difficult journey. To do that I had to learn how to build a network of friends and family who could go the distance. I had to learn how to ask those people for help. I had to learn to be honest about my own fears, vulnerability, my burnout and even resentment. (Yes, caregivers have all that.)Caregiver, Loss, Tembie Locke, The Kitchen Widow
“Karate makes me feel stronger and powerful to myself and to everything I’ve been going through,” student Nakia Thomas told TODAY Tuesday.
Saying “if you need anything, call me” puts the burden on the patient. Psychotherapist Robi Ludwig, a Care.com parenting expert, suggests you offer pragmatic things such as driving carpool, making dinner…
“Caring for a pet is a welcome distraction from the day-to-day reality of being a cancer patient.”
The WHY? Foundation is happy to bring you The SUNDAY Fighter T for Women in Cancer Treatment! With the same fabulous Piper Gore design as the original, The Sunday Fighter T is made of a soft, casual, comfortable, light-weight jersey knit. It’s great for Physical Therapy, a walk, a work out or a day of lounging. […]Breast Cancer, physical therapy, Piper Gore, The Fighter T
This list includes more than 200 cancer drug information summaries from NCI. The summaries provide consumer-friendly information about cancer drugs and drug combinations.
Rather than asking the patient what you can do for them, be proactive. While expressing your willingness to do anything is thoughtful, offering before being asked can often provide the biggest impact and benefit. Below are helpful suggestions for acts of kindness that have personally benefited myself and many other people navigating a cancer diagnosis.Caregiver