Cancer Answer Nurses

Cancer Answer Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Jamie Kabat, BSN, MSN, CNP and Clinical Nurse Specialist Josette Snyder, RN, MSN, AOCN are Advanced Practice Nurses for Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute’s Cancer Answer Line. Cancer Answer Line responds to over 800 calls monthly from patients, non-patients, caregivers and even outside physicians. We’ll provide guidance and resources to anyone looking for answers.

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6 Ways You Can Fight Cancer-Related Fatigue

Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, chronic fatigue, fatigue, sleep, tired, treatments

Many cancer patients want to know why they feel so tired. Cancer-related fatigue is different from feeling tired and can be caused by a number of factors.


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Should You Exercise When You Have Cancer?

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, exercise, exercise therapy, radiation, stress, yoga

After you receive a diagnosis of cancer, exercising might seem like the least of your worries. But there are many good reasons to think about keeping some sort of physical activity routine while being treated for cancer.


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Why You Should Tell Your Child’s Teacher You Have Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer answer line, growing pains of parenting

You may find it difficult to share such personal information. Nurse practitioner Jamie Kabat tells why it's important to talk with the people who are with your child for the majority of his or her day.


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Who Is On Your Cancer Support Team?

Tags: cancer, cancer answer line, cancer survivors, cancer treatments, caregivers, support

Learning that you have cancer can make you feel terribly isolated. But you are not alone. Think about the many people who surround you and want to help support you through your treatment into survivorship. Who is on your team?


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Should You Go on Vacation When Being Treated for Cancer?

Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, summer, travel tips, vacation

If you’re a cancer patient, taking a vacation might be exactly what you need. A vacation trip can provide a welcome respite from treatment sessions and visits to the doctor.


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7 Ways to De-Stress When You Have Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, stress

A serious illness such as cancer exerts an unfamiliar kind of stress for which most of us are not prepared. Nurse Practitioner Jamie Kabat has advice to help you find relief for some of the tension and feelings you may be experiencing.


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How You Can Help a Spouse With Cancer

Tags: Be Well e-News, cancer, cancer answer line, cancer treatment, caregivers

You may feel completely unprepared to help your spouse or partner. Know that you are in a position to make an enormous impact on your spouse’s experience of treatment and recovery.


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10 Tips to Help You Through Chemotherapy

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy

If you or someone you care for is about to start chemotherapy, the process can be intimidating. Clinical Nurse Specialist Josette Snyder shares tips on preparing and getting through treatment more comfortably.


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Do You Have Cancer? 7 Tips to a Better Holiday

Tags: cancer, holiday season

When cancer becomes a part of your life, holiday spirit can be hard to come by. Clinical Nurse Specialist Josette Snyder offers strategies that may help.


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How to Talk — and Listen — to Someone With Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer answer line, caregiver

What is cancer etiquette? Simply interacting with a friend or loved one who has cancer in a friendly, empathetic and appropriate way. Nurse practitioner Jamie Kabat has some tips.