Cancer and Depression: Dealing with a Terminal Diagnosis

Woman Talking with Psychologist

Feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression associated with a terminal illness or cancer diagnosis are common because a serious illness affects not just your physical health, but your emotional health too. Many new stressors contribute to these feelings such as anxiety and frustration with treatment and the side effects, feelings of helplessness as the contribution […]

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Tips for Traveling with Cancer or a Terminal Illness

Mature Couples Traveling

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer or a late-stage illness find that traveling becomes one of the most desirable activities in life aside from spending time with family and loved ones. This is especially true for those who have put off travelling and have had longstanding wishes to see certain parts of the world. […]

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Leukemia Awareness Month: Late-Stage Leukemia

Leukemia Awareness Ribbon

September is Leukemia Awareness Month, bringing into focus one of the most challenging diseases faced by children and adults. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells, most often white blood cells. The leukemic cells grow among the other blood cells, and eventually suppress the development of normal cells since their survival rate is much […]

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Debt After Death – Where Debt Goes After You Pass

Credit Card Debt

When you or someone close to you is facing a terminal illness such as a late-stage cancer, the knowledge of where outstanding debts such as medical bills and credit card debt go after passing is something all family members should be aware of and prepared for. It would be nice for the debt to just […]

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How Your Bucket List Changes After a Cancer Diagnosis

Bucket List

Being diagnosed with cancer or any terminal illness can seem like your life has suddenly halted. The routine of the everyday is re-evaluated to focus on the things that really matter. Creating or rewriting your bucket list after diagnosed with a terminal illness can be the first way to organize your thoughts and prioritize certain […]

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How to Develop an Advance Care Plan for Loved Ones

Living Will

An advance care plan or directive (also known formally as a living will) outlines what end of life medical care – if any – one would or would not like to opt into in case the patient is no longer able to make those decisions when they arise down the line. End of life planning […]

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Caregiver Advice: Tips for Caregivers of Cancer Patients

Father and Caregiver Daughter

The role of a caregiver for someone with late-stage cancer or a terminal illness is crucial for maintaining normalcy for the patient regarding non-medical routine tasks with which the patient needs assistance such as bathing, meal preparation, and even companionship. While a caregiver-patient relationship typically focuses on personal care and household tasks, companionship is a […]

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