Caring for a family member with leukemia can be overwhelming. Oncologist Hetty Carraway, MD, shares her seven best tips for caregivers.
Taking care of someone with a chronic illness like cancer poses unique challenges. How do you become a great caregiver?
Hospice and palliative care are terms often mistakenly used interchangeably. People tend to associate them both with the end of life. But that’s not always the case. Despite what many people may think, these two types of care aren’t synonymous. “People misconstrue the two all the time,” says palliative care specialist Krista Dobbie, MD. “We … Read More
Contributor: Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C Many of the patients we see at Taussig Cancer Institute have someone at home or a close friend who is helping them. This person – a caregiver – often is a spouse, a partner, an adult child, a parent or a close friend. If you are among the ranks of these … Read More
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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.
Contributor: Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C 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. They want to know how they can help and support their spouse through this life-changing diagnosis and the ensuing … Read More
When someone you care about is in the ICU, you might not even know what to ask attending doctors and caregivers. Here is a guide to stay informed — including three questions to ask hospital staff.
Imagine you work in the health care industry: You have the knowledge. You make the rules. Until one day you yourself experience a major health problem. Suddenly, everything changes. Now, you’re the patient in the bed. You’re the one who’s helpless and dependent. That’s what happened to the health care workers in this video. The … Read More
The Senior Games are a summertime showcase for older athletes. They know, being both athletes and seniors, for them heat exposure can be especially dangerous. When the heat kicks in, older people are more at risk than others. Ronan Factora, MD, a geriatrician at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine, says seniors are simply more … Read More
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