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CancerCare Weighs In: What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Cancer

August 6, 2015
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“It’s frightening to hear someone talk about cancer, and we automatically think about ourselves. But try to keep your own feelings in check and focus on the person who has been diagnosed. You don’t have to fix this situation or say something profound, just being there is huge.”

CancerCare oncology social worker Sarah Kelly, LCSW, comments on the frequently asked question of what to say to someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, and what kind of comments to avoid.

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5 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Diet While Managing the Side Effects of Chemo

July 30, 2015
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A wholesome and nourishing diet plays an essential part in your overall health. This is especially true when coping with cancer. However, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet while managing the side effects of chemo. Luckily, there are steps you can take which will help you remain strong and healthy throughout your chemotherapy treatment.

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Lyu Family Raises $10,000 to Help Others Affected by Cancer

May 11, 2015
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After Sandra Lyu’s father, Seung, passed away from pancreatic cancer, she and her family decided to set up a special fundraiser in his memory, benefiting CancerCare’s free support services. After creating a Team CancerCare fundraiser page, the Lyu family has raised nearly $10,000 for anyone affected by cancer. “We are truly grateful to everyone who has donated,“ Sandra says. "Knowing the impact our father has had on so many people and to give back in honor of him has meant so much to our family during this very difficult time.”

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Melissa Honors Her Husband With #CaregiverCandids

March 18, 2015
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During our recent #CaregiverCandids contest, CancerCare asked people affected by cancer across the country to share photos honoring the caregiver in their lives. Our grand prize contest winner, Melissa, submitted an inspiring photo of her and her caregiver, husband Bud.

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Helpline Offers Melanoma Resources and Support

March 2, 2015
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Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers worldwide. Thanks to a partnership between the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) and CancerCare, the Melanoma Helpline is available to any individual or caregiver coping with a diagnosis. Have you or someone you love been affected by melanoma? Reach out and call 1-877-MRF-6460.

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Help Us Learn More About Preventing Infections During Chemotherapy

January 15, 2015
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CancerCare, the CDC Foundation, and Amgen are working together on a survey to better understand cancer patients' and caregivers' knowledge of one of chemotherapy’s side effects that may increase their risk of getting an infection.

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Thanks for Sharing Your #CaregiverCandids!

January 13, 2015
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In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, CancerCare encouraged anyone affected by cancer to recognize caregivers by sharing a photo that represents this important role. We received a collection of inspiring and creative photos from across the nation.

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Honor the Caregiver in Your Life With #CaregiverCandids

November 21, 2014
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In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, CancerCare is encouraging anyone affected by cancer to recognize caregivers by sharing a photo that represents this important role. We want to know how being a caregiver, or being cared for when you needed it most, has impacted your life. Honor your family, friends, your pet, a health care professional or tell us how you were a caregiver – the choice is yours!

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Helpful Resources Available in Time for National Family Caregivers Month

November 3, 2014
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As more patient care is happening within the home, caregivers are becoming increasingly responsible for providing ongoing emotional and practical support. However, fewer than 15 percent of caregivers seek professional help in addressing their own physical, emotional and financial needs. In celebration of National Family Caregivers Month, CancerCare encourages caregivers to seek out support.

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The Benefits of Joining a Support Group

August 27, 2014
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People with cancer and their caregivers sometimes feel that other people, unless they’ve been through it themselves, don’t really understand or “get it.” Or they don’t want to burden their families or friends with their worries: Why do I feel so bad? What will happen to me?

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