Supporting a Friend Who Has Cancer

Dr. Lidia Schapira,

If one of your friends has cancer, you may be wondering the best way to support him or her. Even though you want to help, it can be hard to know what to say or do.

It is important to remember that there are no set rules and every friendship is different. Be sure to think about your unique dynamic and let that guide you as you try to support your friend. Keep it simple. Remember that often the little things mean the most.

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“Social Distancing” does not need to be Social Isolation

In this day of uncertainty, there is one thing I know for sure, “Community is stronger than COVID-19”. As the Executive Director of Cancer Support Community Montana, I have been witness to the ill effects that social isolation plays in the wellbeing of people, since this can be a common affliction when people are touched by cancer. Across all cultures, races, ages and genders, humans have basic needs for social and emotional connection.

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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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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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