What Cancer Patients, Survivors, & Caregivers Need to Know about Coronavirus

By Rachel Solomon –

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named 2019-nCoV) that was first detected in Wuhan City, China and which continues to expand, including some confirmed cases within the U.S.

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Talking to Children about Cancer

By Becky Franks & Sarah Skoglund –    

A cancer diagnosis is a difficult time for not only the patient, but also for their family. If you have cancer and are the parent or guardian of a young child, you may wonder whether it’s a good idea to discuss your illness with your child. Child psychologists agree that it is usually best to give your child accurate, age-appropriate information because when left to their own thoughts and ways of understanding, kids can blame themselves or make up ideas about what mom or dad are going through and what the outcome may be. Talking to a child about cancer is not easy, but it is necessary and important.

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Psychosocial care is a fundamental part of cancer care

By Becky Franks –

As the ranks of cancer survivors grow to more than 12 million in the US, there is growing concern about how these patients and families are dealing with the burden of a cancer diagnosis. There are an estimated 3,000 cancer survivors in Gallatin County, and if you are over the age of 30, you most likely know someone close to you who has been diagnosed with cancer.

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7 Days of Healthy Recipes

By Elyse Notarianni –

When going through cancer treatment, maintaining good nutrition is one of the most important things you can do to keep your body and immune system strong. You’ve grown up learning about healthy eating and the food pyramid, but nutrition can look different for cancer patients.

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Conversations About Cancer: Debunking the “Right” and “Wrong” Words

By Ali O’Grady –

Since launching Thoughtful Human in 2017, I have had the privilege of speaking with hundreds of people about their journeys through adversity. From cancer, to addiction, mental health, and beyond, one thing has become clear — amidst our greatest challenges, we all find ourselves in moments where we are simply at a loss for words.

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