Early-stage tumors often don’t produce any cancer symptoms. But if you notice a lump on your skin, a significant change in bathroom habits or any of these other potential cancer symptoms, talk to your doctor.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Advance practice nurses Jamie L. Schwachter, BSN, MSN, CNP and Josette M.Snyder, BSN, MSN, AOCN, answer a common question patients have about spread (metastasis) of cancer after surgery.
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It won’t be long before children will be heading back to school. If you’re a parent with cancer, it might be a good time to start thinking about having a talk with your child’s teachers, counselors or school administrator about your illness.
Learning that you have cancer can make you feel terribly isolated. Suddenly you find yourself in a new, unfamiliar world. But you are not alone. Many people want to help support you through your treatment into survivorship.
One of the most frequent – and touching – questions we get on the Cancer Answer Line is from people whose spouses or partners have been newly diagnosed 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.”
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.