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  • Sound Advice

    How Do I Set Boundaries for Visitors?

    My father has been struggling with people asking to visit him often. How do I set boundaries for visitors without making anyone feel bad? JANE DABNEY: The first thing to keep in mind is that people generally mean well. They don’t want to disrupt the life of the person with cancer or you as a […]

  • Caregiving With Confidence

    Learning Your Limits

    As a caregiver, you want to be there for your loved ones, but it's also necessary to take time for yourself.

    by K.J. Bannan

  • Sound Advice

    How Can I Schedule Time for Caregiving?

    Patrice Heinz from the National Alliance for Caregiving offers advice for arranging your schedule to meet the needs of a loved one with cancer.

    by Patrice A. Heinz

  • Caregiving With Confidence

    A Crash Course in Cancer

    Caregivers can act as teachers and liaisons for their loved ones. Here’s how they can quickly get up to speed on cancer.

    by K.J. Bannan

  • Caregiving With Confidence

    What Are the Goals of Care?

    It's never too early for caregivers to initiate discussions about treatment goals.

    by K.J. Bannan

  • Sound Advice

    Winter 2021/2022

    vol 11 | issue 04
    Changing jobs and insurance during treatment, speaking to kids about family cancer risk and pursuing professional caregiving.

  • Forward Look

    Cancer Misinformation

    Bad advice shared online can have a negative effect, even if it's not followed.

    by Erin O'Donnell

  • Caregiving With Confidence

    The Money Discussion

    Bringing up the topic of finances might feel taboo, but transparency can help ensure that caregivers can plan and pivot during a loved one's treatment.

    by K.J. Bannan

  • Q&A

    Invisible Care

    In a new book, Kate Washington offers a piercing personal account from the front lines of caregiving, and places her experiences in the broader context of societal norms.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • August 6: The Week in Cancer News

    The father of a child diagnosed with brain cancer calls for better financial support for families, and a task force aims to find out more about AYA patients' quality of life.

    by Bradley Jones

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