Whether you’re looking for a support group or financial aid opportunities, these organizations can be helpful from breast cancer diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Asian Women for Health (AWFH) is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health and wellness through education, advocacy, and support. The goal is for Asian women to be well […]
By Marlys Johnson My husband Gary was diagnosed with late-stage disease, whereupon the experts projected two years due to his relatively young age, good shape, and the fact that prostrate cancer is slow-growing. But Gary beat the two-year deadline. In fact, he lived ten high-volume, courageous years. And if I needed to assign credit for his […]
What is Palliative Care? Palliative care can begin as early as the onset of treatment to help patients feel more comfortable by focusing on the relief of symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, depression, lack of appetite, nausea, and constipation. Palliative care services refers to any care that alleviates symptoms, even if there is hope of a cure by other means. It is not suggested due to life expectancy, like hospice care.
The STAR Program Certification include evidence-based training in oncology rehabilitation for hospital interdisciplinary teams to quickly and expertly develop superior cancer rehabilitation services. The focus is on therapy-based protocols that interdisciplinary hospital teams can use to both provide optimal clinical care and track outcomes. With certified programs in place from Amesbury to New Bedford, and […]
A cancer diagnosis can be shocking, and bring out a wide range of emotions including fear, anger, sadness and disbelief. Add the additional stress of financial burden and many patients and families may feel completely overwhelmed. Please know that there are numerous organizations ready to help. Cancer.Net, for example, provides comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the […]