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Leukemia Tests But Deepens My Relationships

As a person living with chronic myelogenous leukemia, I realize that my diagnosis disrupts the lives of my loved ones. But ultimately it has brought us closer.

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Want to Raise Awareness for Head and Neck Cancer? Here’s How

Here are some ways to spread education about this group of cancers, including social media campaigns and other resources.

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Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

Why knowing the difference between hospice and palliative care is critical.

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How to Reduce Cancer-Related Sleep Troubles

More than half of cancer patients experience insomnia. Here are ways to fight sleep disturbances.

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The Emotional Toll of Caring for a Loved One With Cancer

More than 80 percent of caregivers for people with terminal cancer are under significant stress and most have worse overall health than the general population.

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The Night I Said Goodbye

Caregiving for her husband after his colon cancer diganosis took its toll on Judi Ebbert. Read the emotional story of how she said goodbye.

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My Husband Had Advanced Colon Cancer

Her husband's colon cancer diagnosis turned their world upside down. Read Judi Ebbert's story about becoming the caregiver for his cancer journey.

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Colon Cancer Caregiver Survival Tips

If you're caregiving for a loved one with advanced colon cancer, follow these tips to help you care for yourself at the same time.

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Caring for the Caregivers

Caregivers are human, too, and they need a little help once in while to make sure they don't get burned out. Here's how to lighten their load.

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Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Where to Find Support

There is a whole world of support out there to help you every step of the way when you have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Resources include the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.