Supporting Your Wife through Cancer
by Rene Barrat-Gordon, LISW-S, ACSW
When your wife is diagnosed with cancer, you may find yourself suddenly thrust into a new role as caregiver. As her spouse, you must learn how to support her both emotionally and practically. But how can you best help your wife through cancer while also getting the support you need as a caregiver?
Men & Cancer
How Cancer Treatment Affects Your Fertility
by Mary K. Samplaski, MD, and Rebecca Z. Sokol, MD, MPH
When you first hear the words, “You have cancer,” family planning and your future fertility are probably not top of mind. Naturally, you’re likely more focused on things like treatment, survival, and prognosis. However, you may be glad to know that with modern treatment protocols, many cancers have excellent prognoses.
Quitting Smoking after Cancer
by Suhana de Leon-Sanchez, RN, NP-BC, CTTS, and Jamie Ostroff, PhD
Although most people know that smoking is the most preventable cause of illness in the United States, there is considerably less awareness about the risks of continued smoking and the benefits of quitting for those diagnosed with cancer. Many smokers assume that quitting smoking after a cancer diagnosis won’t really make a difference. “Why bother? I already have cancer,” they say. “After all, the damage is done, right?” Wrong.
The Ten Commandments
by William Penzer, PhD
Every hour, on the hour, a cacophony of chimes swells throughout our three-level home. A grand- father clock in the living room chimes Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” The golden face of a Rhythm clock gracefully opens up as it fills the dining room with the melody of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
When a Loved One Has Cancer
by Gerri and Brian Monaghan
Take a look at these 15 quick tips for being an effective advocate.
17 Tips for Cancer Caregivers
by Rob HarrisCancer caregiver Rob Harris shares his advice for caring for a loved one with cancer.
5 Tips for the Cancer Caregiver
by Deborah J. Cornwall
Caregivers are at the center of the cancer experience, though they’re often invisible. Everyone asks how the person in treatment is doing, but people just assume that you, the caregiver, are fine, because they see you soldiering on. Everyone who is diagnosed with cancer needs an engaged caregiver who will manage access to treatments, sustain some normalcy day-to-day, and fuel hope for a cancer-free future. If you’re new to the caregiver role, here is some advice to help you get the lay of the land.