Types of Palliative Care
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Types of Palliative Care

Cancer and its treatment often cause problems called side effects. While treating the cancer is important, so is relieving side effects and symptoms. In fact,…

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Cancer: What is Palliative Care?
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What is Palliative Care?

Cancer and its treatment can cause physical symptoms and side effects. They can also cause emotional, social, and financial effects. Treating these effects is called…

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Cancer: Grief and Loss
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Grief and Loss

Understanding Grief and Loss When a person loses someone close to them, it is natural to grieve. This process takes time and involves many different…

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Coping with Metastatic Cancer
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Coping with Metastatic Cancer

Metastasis occurs when cancer spreads to a different part of the body from where it started. Metastasis should not be confused with “locally advanced cancer.”…

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Cancer: Coping with Guilt
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Coping with Guilt

Many people living with cancer experience guilt. Guilt is a feeling of blame and regret that is usually hard to accept and express. Guilt often…

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Cancer: Fear of Treatment-Related Side Effects
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Fear of Treatment-Related Side Effects

As you prepare to start cancer treatment, it is normal to fear treatment-related side effects. But do not be afraid to talk with your health…

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Cancer: Depression
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Depression

Some people with cancer may experience depression before, during, or after cancer treatment. Depression is a type of mood disorder. It may make it harder…

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Cancer: Anxiety
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Anxiety

Anxiety may be described as feeling nervous, on edge, or worried. It is a normal emotion that alerts your body to respond to a threat….

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Cancer: Coping with Anger
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Coping with Anger

Many people living with cancer experience anger. Often, the feeling arises when receiving a cancer diagnosis. But it can develop any time throughout treatment and…

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Managing Stress
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Managing Stress

A disease such as cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life. Coping with cancer can be more challenging with…

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