This video was originally published on YouTube by The Cancer Support Community on May 26, 2015 here.
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This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on July 11, 2019 here. Perhaps the most common side effects of chemotherapy, and sometimes other treatments, are nausea and vomiting. This video provides tips for how to cope with these incredibly uncomfortable symptoms. Learn more at: www.cancer.org/caregivers
This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on November 5, 2018 here. Did you know that in addition to patients, caregivers may also be concerned about the cancer returning? This is called fear of recurrence. When your loved one finishes treatment and is no longer followed closely by the cancer care […]
This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on July 10, 2019 here. When your loved one is being treated for cancer, they might be taking a number of medications. They may also take medications for other chronic conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure. This video provides tips for organizing a […]
This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on November 5, 2018 here. Feeling overwhelmed and juggling multiple responsibilities on top of providing care to your loved one with cancer can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. You might feel as if the weight of world is on your shoulders. Four […]
This podcast was originally published on City of Hope Radio here. Cutaneous T cell lymphomas are types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that arise when infection-fighting white blood cells in the lymphatic system – called lymphocytes – become malignant and affect the skin. Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphoid system and usually arise in lymph nodes. However, with […]
This podcast was originally published on WE Have Cancer on July 15, 2019 by Lee Silverstein here. Howard Brown was first diagnosed with cancer – Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma – at the age of 24. When he turned 50, a routine colonoscopy revealed stage 3 colon cancer.During our conversation we discussed: The numerous treatments, including HIPEC, and clinical trials […]
This video was originally published on YouTube on March 7, 2019 by Family Caregiver Alliance. Webinar slides may be downloaded here.
Not only is coffee one of the most sought after, popular and enjoyable drinks on the planet, studies show that it has a significant role to play in pain management too. The role of caffeine in pain management has been receiving more attention in recent years and is currently a subject of interest and ongoing […]
Family caregivers spend an average of 24.4 hours per week to take care of their sick relative. In the past, family caregivers usually remain invisible using healthcare encounters and are usually not identified as a unit of support in the health records of patients. However, in recent years, studies in the United States showed that […]
Every year over 525,000 Americans experiences their first heart attack while around 795,000 people experience strokes. Of that number, 75 percent of them are aged 65 and over. Recovering from medical conditions such as these can be a long road for older people. As we age, so does our bodies and immune system and recovery […]
Is it Possible? Is it Safe? Anyone who has worked around cardiac patients have a humorous story to tell about their conversations with patients regarding sex. They usually sound something like;“Uh, my wife wanted me to ask you something.” “What can I help you with?” “Um, um, when can I resume, you know, normal activity?” […]
Dogs and humans have shared a special bond for over 12,000 years. Clinical research has shown that dogs increase quality of life, finding that those living alone with a dog have a 33% decreased risk of death. A study published by the Complementary Health Practice Review also found that pet owners are likely to have […]
Music has always been a universal language with the power to heal, restore and challenge an individual. The history of music dates back to the beginning of civilization and music therapy came along a few thousand years later. Music therapy first became popular in the late 1940s, a few years after World War 2 and […]
What Is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and […]