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Cancer Answer Nurses

Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C and Josette Snyder, RN, MSN, AOCN are Advanced Practice Nurses for Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute’s Cancer Answer Line.

10 Tips to Help You Through Chemotherapy

Contributor: Josette Snyder RN, MSN You’ve just been diagnosed with cancer and chemotherapy is part of your treatment. Getting this news is scary. The thought of chemotherapy is frightening too. Yet the more you know about chemotherapy the less intimidating it will become for you. There are many resources to help you through the process … Read More

Do You Have Cancer? 7 Tips to a Better Holiday

Contributor: Josette Snyder, RN, MSN, AOCN When cancer becomes a part of your life, holiday spirit can be hard to come by. Our patients sometimes find it difficult to cope with the expectations for themselves, family and friends during this sometimes frantic time of year. Physical and emotional dynamics are changed for you and the … Read More

How to Talk — and Listen — to Someone With Cancer

It can be hard to know how to act, and the right words hard to come by, when you’re in a relationship with someone who has cancer. That’s why as cancer nurses we talk to people about “cancer etiquette.” Cancer etiquette is simply interacting with someone with cancer in friendly, empathetic and appropriate ways. It’s … Read More

How Do I Tell My Children I Have Cancer?

Breaking the news to your child that you have cancer is an emotional roller coaster and there are no absolute right or wrong ways to do it. It’s like so much of life and parenting — you do the best you can. We offer parents strategies, though, that can help you through. One of the … Read More

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