December 21, 2018
Can’t Sleep? You’re Not Alone
Most adults need about seven to nine hours of sleep every night. But, about 15 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. have a sleep disorder, and 30 percent have had insomnia at some point. Anyone who has missed a night’s sleep knows what it’s like. Lack of... read more
December 21, 2018
Fertility and Cancer: What Every Patient Who Wants Children Should Kno...
A cancer diagnosis always brings a multitude of questions about treatment options and prognoses. But if you’re a younger adult and want to have children, fertility may also be something to think about because cancer treatment can affect your ability to... read more
November 13, 2018
Finding the Right Words to Talk About Cancer
When someone we know is diagnosed with cancer, many of us don’t know what to say—and fear saying the wrong thing. Suddenly, we’re speaking in metaphors. We talk about warriors and survivors. They’re heroes fighting a cancer battle. Cancer patients... read more
August 10, 2018
The Sometimes Emotional Side of Caregiving
Taking care of a loved one who is ill with a disease like cancer is a rewarding, but also challenging, job. Caregivers frequently have complex feelings about the situation. Being a caregiver doesn’t automatically make someone a saint. And caregivers can... read more
July 26, 2018
5 Reasons to Consider Joining a Cancer Support Group
You might already know that cancer support groups are a place where patients can share their feelings. But there’s more to learn about what these meetings can offer—and whom they can help. Here are five reasons to think about joining one, whether you’re a... read more
June 22, 2018
Managing the Financial Side of Cancer Care
Money might not be the first thing you think of when you and your doctor talk about your cancer treatment plan. But as the costs of medications, doctor visits, scans, and procedures start to add up, you may wonder: How am I going to pay for all of this?... read more