Comfort & Community

21 Tips for The Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient

    Discovering you have cancer can trigger many emotions, including fear and confusion.  As you begin to navigate the complexities of cancer, connecting with other people in the same situation can be extremely helpful.  WhatNext.com is a great resource to met other people in your exact shoes.  I love...


Helping Children with Cancer Be Kids

What Programs Exist that Help Children with Cancer Just Be Kids? Cool Kids Campaign is a super cool organization doing incredible things to improve the lives of pediatric oncology patients and their families throughout the country as well as those living in the Baltimore-Washington area.  If you know of a child...


10 Ways to Help Siblings of Cancer Patients

Cancer has a profound effect on the entire family, especially when it’s a child whose been diagnosed.  While everyone is understandably focused on the care of the ill child, it’s natural for siblings to feel anxious, neglected, scared and even resentful at times.  MD Anderson‘s website offers great advice via podcast on how to tell children that sibling...


got Cancer? meet CancerCare

  Despite the fact that CancerCare is a national organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer in the US and Puerto Rico, not everyone knows about them or about the amazing assistance they offer. Candidly, I wish I had known about them when we were battling my...


Fight Cancer With This FREE Cancer Fighting Video Game

  Any oncologist or parent will tell you that getting young cancer patients (that includes children, teenagers and even young adults) to stick to their treatment regimens and take their medications when and how they have been prescribed is no easy task.  To help encourage treatment adherence (which improves outcomes and...


MORE Books for Children & Families Living with Cancer

I am amazed how many books have been written to help families deal with a diagnosis of cancer.  Below is yet another post on helpful books written by Bonnie Coberly, Certified Health Counselor (CHC) at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers. Bonnie helps individuals to reach their wellness goals through smart and...


Books Written For Children When an Adult Family Member Has Cancer

I recently came across a helpful list of books written to help children when an adult family member has cancer.  This list was compiled by the Children & Family Program team of The Gathering Place, a non-profit, community-based cancer support center that offers a wide variety of FREE programs for anyone touched...




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