Living with cancer is never easy. When it’s terminal cancer, it becomes more difficult, more emotionally complex. You aren’t just living with terminal cancer, you are dealing with dying. How will your family cope after you are gone? Hopefully, these resources will help. Doctors said that my husband had about 6 months to live in 2012. People with this type and stage of cancer had a 4% chance of surviving 5 years. He said, “Someone has to be in that 4%. I’ll volunteer to be a 4 percenter!” He made it. It’s five years since he got the diagnosis of stage 4 adenocarcinoma; lung cancer–terminal cancer.
Articles about living with terminal cancer
Our family has been living with my husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis for over 5 years. I know the complex issues surrounding it. I’ve posted many articles on Heather Erickson Author/Writer/Speaker about how to live life to the fullest despite such a painful reality. Check out the archives of these articles, HERE.
I’m in the process of adding more resources and updating this list. Please tell me if you encounter any broken links, if something’s missing or if you would like more information about a particular topic.
How do you prepare for the death of a loved one with terminal cancer? The Neptune Society has an article on their website with information about what to expect and how to move forward, including:
- What to Expect from Your Afflicted Loved One
- What Emotions and Reactions to Expect from Within and from Your Loved Ones When Caring For A Terminally Ill Loved One
- Considerations for Your Child: Talking to Kids About Illness and the End of Life
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