This time of year can be stressful on its own. But when combined with a life-changing illness, it can seem overwhelming. These tips will help you get through holidays with less stress and more pleasure.
Patient And Family Support Posts
It can be hard for adults to understand cancer, let alone kids. HCI's Cancer Learning Center has resources to help parents explain to children what cancer means and how to help kids cope with their emotions.
Support groups and special retreats are helpful for many people with cancer. Merica Hale found a healing place to relax and meet women diagnosed with breast cancer who could offer each other support.
Research shows that art activities provide measureable health benefits to people at all stages of the cancer journey, letting them live better and healthier lives.
Cancer can be a life-altering experience for patients and their loved ones. Recovering your sense of who you are and how you will live your life going forward are important aspects of your recovery and survivorship.
“Cancer is more than just a physical disease,” says Amy Horyna, manager of Patient and Family Support (PFS), the team of licensed clinical social workers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). “Our social workers really focus on the emotional toll that cancer takes.”
Gratitude is a spiritual act practiced around the world by religious and non-religious people. Being grateful may benefit more than just life outlook. Studies show that practicing gratitude can contribute to a sense of wellbeing, promote healing, and help with coping in difficult situations such as cancer treatment.
Finding the right words when a loved one has cancer can be difficult. Like any other person facing a difficult time, your loved one needs to know that he or she is not alone. Here are some tips to help you keep communications open.