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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Leaving a Legacy

Having metastatic cancer is a time to live to the fullest, continue making memories, and create a legacy for the loved ones you’ll leave behind.

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How to Plan for Your Loved Ones’ Dying Wishes: Insight From an ER Doctor

When the time comes to either save your loved one, or let them go, are you prepared to honor their wishes? This ER doctor shares his experiences with patients, and why you should let them go.

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Goodbyes

Someone you love has metastatic breast cancer, and it's time to say goodbye. Follow this advice for working through your emotions and being there at the end.

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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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Caregiving With Humor and Honesty

Sometimes, with all the heart-heavy situations that being a caregiver brings, you just have to find a way to through it. Laugh through the pain and hardships — and do it with the person you’re caring for. That’s what author Laura Mansfield did — and then she wrote “Geezer Stories” so we can all laugh together.

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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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Living While Dying: A Short Film Featuring Role Models for Dying Well

Filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin discusses her travels around the world, and her experiences documenting how other cultures view and honor death.

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The Stages of Alzheimer's and the Caregiver's Role

Here’s how people living with Alzheimer’s disease, and their families, can prepare for the future.

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How to Deal with Conflicting End-of-Life Emotions

How to deal with mixed feelings of guilt, sadness, loss and even joy when losing a loved one after a battle with an illness.

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Will Your Body to Science for RA Research

Here's how you can help build knowledge about rheumatoid arthritis by planning to donate your body (or parts of it) to science after you die.