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Category Archives: Caregivers

One of the hardest things you will ever go through is caring for a loved one throughout their cancer journey. It will tax you physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. You will feel pulled in many directions at once. Yet you will also feel very rewarded. There is nothing more meaningful than loving someone through something such as cancer. These articles will encourage and empower caregivers supporting a loved one in their cancer journey.


Hospice and Palliative Care

Curing vs. HealingThere comes a time when we need to switch from curative treatment to healing efforts. We can heal, even as we die. There can be healing of relationships, spiritual healing, letting go of the things that never should Read more…


Encourage

One of the questions I get most frequently is how to encourage a cancer patient or caregiver. After all, when we see someone going through something so difficult, it’s natural to want to encourage them–but how? The monster they’re up Read more…


Drug Resistant

One of the things we learned early on in Dan’s cancer journey was that even if a treatment worked, eventually, it wouldn’t. Cancer cells become drug resistant.Our StoryWhen doctors first diagnosed Dan with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, they Read more…


Family Care Conference

This is the 2nd post in a series on having a family care conference. See part 1, “Family Care Conference: Getting on the Same Page,”  HEREMore Meetings?Your first family care conference might have felt overwhelming. No doubt, there were a Read more…


Family Care Conference

An illness like cancer affects not only the patient but also their spouse/caregiver, children, family members and close friends. Everyone has questions, concerns, and fears. A family care conference is an ideal way to help everyone learn exactly what the patient’s Read more…


changes in cancer treatments

Each day, I read about the latest changes in cancer treatments. New advances are announced on a regular basis made in the war against this terrible disease.This research will get a boost from the  21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan bill which Read more…


Increase Your Gratitude

This week, I wanted to share a couple of ideas that can help you to increase your gratitude this Christmas—and all year long. Let’s start with an easy way to get your family focused on their blessings.Make a Memory Ornament Read more…


Grieving during the Holidays

While the holidays are meant to be a time of joy and family gatherings, when you are faced with cancer, there is a real mixture of emotions that come at this time of year. That’s because whether you or a Read more…


Survival Rates

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month here are some statistics about survival rates from cancer.org.Survival rates for non-small cell lung cancer, by stageThe numbers below are calculated from the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database, based on people who were diagnosed Read more…


Ask For Help even with imperfect faith

My Daughter Doesn’t like to Ask for HelpI have a daughter who is inquisitive and smart. It’s fun to see her creativity as she solves problems. But, that sometimes causes her more problems than she started out with, things she Read more…

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