Silvia answers Helpline calls, lending a unique and valuable perspective to callers. This article shares some of her experiences with managing both her father’s and mother’s battle with cancer.
While advocating for my father, I found that it was easier for me to ask for copies of his records than it was for him to do so (HIPAA law requires the patient to ask - so make sure they’re with you, or ask the clinic about a permission form.)
If you are going to “get “ a cancer, prostate cancer is the best cancer to “get”. It “typically” is a slow growing cancer; allowing you plenty of time to research how to best “beat” this disease. However, there are aggressive cancers and that is why you need...
Fact of life: The presence of even a single man in any support group changes the nature of the conversation about prostate cancer. As one woman told me, “When the men aren’t there, we talk much more freely about how the disease is affecting both of us...
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IN-PERSON CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS
New Jersey | Hopewell | Cancer Support Group for Patients and Caregivers | Capital Health Medical Center | 2nd Thurs. 10am
North Dakota | Fargo | Cancer Support Group for Patients and Caregivers | 3000 32nd Avenue South, red conference room | 1st Tues. 1pm | April Morris | 701-364-8756
Ohio | Columbus | UsTOO "Just the Caregivers" | JamesCare for Life at Ohio State University | Kathie Houchens
D.C. | Caregivers Support Group - General Cancer | 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest | 3rd Tues. 12:30pm | Lindsay Blair | 202-677-6291