Inspiration

August 20, 2013

8 Tips to Support Someone who is Grieving

After the loss of a loved one, grief can ebb and flow. People may feel that they have overcome the worst of their grief and then be surprised when they are overwhelmed again through a trigger like a holiday or other event, or even by something as simple as a particular fragrance or everyday occurrence. If […]

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August 20, 2013

Call it Like it Is: Young Adults Face Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is easy to make it your identity. But don’t let it define you. Keep your interests in perspective even if you can’t fully partake of them during treatment. Though you may not be able to do all the things you normally do (and will do again) while […]

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August 20, 2013

Coping with Grief

A cancer diagnosis takes the patient, caregiver and friends and family members into unfamiliar territory. For many, the journey will end with remission; in some cases, patients will live for many years with cancer as a chronic condition, managing the disease with an increasing array of treatment options; and, for some, the journey will ultimately […]

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August 20, 2013

Real-Life Tips for Managing Stress

Patients who are experiencing stress can benefit from a variety of tools and strategies. Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Facebook friends offered up their real-life coping strategies for stress that can accompany a cancer diagnosis: I try to be outdoors and be with nature. Fortunately, I live next to a big body of water […]

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June 1, 2013

Advocacy Spotlight: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can raise many questions for patients and their loved ones. Common concerns and priorities in the wake of a diagnosis might include: a need for more information about the disease and treatment; a desire to connect with other patients who have also faced a diagnosis; support resources; information about ongoing […]

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