December 30, 2014
Best of Cancerwise 2014: Stories for cancer caregivers
BY MD Anderson
Caring for your loved one during cancer treatment can be a full-time job, but it's important to take care of yourself, too. To lend our caregivers a helping hand, we've compiled some of our favorite posts from the past year about caring for cancer patients.
Here are 2014's most helpful and inspiring posts for cancer caregivers.
11 tips for cancer caregivers from our Facebook community
No one knows the challenges that caregivers face better than other caregivers, so we asked our Facebook community to share their advice. Read their 11 tips for cancer caregivers.
My husband's courageous hemangiopericytoma journey
Lindi Senez's husband, Dave, lost his cancer battle in June. "But with all the bravery and love that he showed each step of the way, to me, in way, he won," Lindi says. Read their inspiring story.
6 things cancer caregivers can do at MD Anderson
At MD Anderson, cancer caregivers are survivors, too. That's why we offer many services and amenities to help caregivers. Learn about six things caregivers can do at MD Anderson.
How my daughter's childhood cancer diagnosis changed our lives
When her 4-year-old daughter, Hannah, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Gaylene Meeson's life changed forever. Yet, the Meesons are determined not to let cancer control their lives. "We appreciate everything, we focus on what matters, and we don't take anything for granted." Read the Meesons' story.
How we help cancer caregivers
Caregivers often neglect their own needs when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Because MD Anderson values family-centered care, we have employees who are devoted to supporting our patients' supporters -- ensuring they never feel alone or lost. Learn how MD Anderson helps cancer caregivers.
How cancer caregivers can get better sleep
Restless nights are all too common for cancer caregivers, who may be experiencing stress or caring for a loved one who is also suffering from disrupted sleep. Read these tips for getting a good night's sleep.
Finding life and hope at MD Anderson
When Vickie Gibson Poe and her husband came to MD Anderson, they expected to see people dying of cancer. Instead, they saw people LIVING with cancer.
"As we sit in the various lounges, awaiting chemotherapy treatment or radiation treatment, we cannot help but feel our circumstances are not any worse than anyone else's," she says. "Our cancer is not so unique. Our chances are not so slim. Our prognosis is not so dire. It is impossible not to feel hope. Surely, where there are so many people receiving so many treatments, there is success. There is victory. There is life." Read her story.