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BY MD Anderson

At MD Anderson, we consider our cancer caregivers to be cancer survivors, too. After all, our caregivers walk every step of the way with our patients.

We asked the cancer patients, survivors and, of course, caregivers in our Facebook community to share their advice for cancer caregivers. Here's what they said.

Be patient. Cancer is a journey and can't typically be cured or treated overnight. Make things easier on your...
11 tips for cancer caregivers

BY Kristine Keeney

For many, the holidays mean food and fun with friends and family. But for us cancer patients and survivors, the holidays mean the stress that...

BY Mary Ginley

Last fall, I had trouble swallowing. I assumed it was acid reflux and went to the doctor for some swallow tests. My doctor also suspected...

BY Amanda Woodward

Sometimes I ponder the inevitable conversation with my kids about my melanoma diagnosis. I know I can dodge the subject for a while and chalk the frequent check-ups up to simply that -- check-ups. At some point, though, I will have to share that "mommy had melanoma" and all that it means.

YUCK! Not a day that I look forward to and certainly not something I'm prepared for.

But my melanoma journey has taught...

BY Harley Hudson

I decided to keep a diary of my stem cell transplant experience so it might help others in preparing for their stem cell transplants.&nbsp...

BY Rita Avila

Not too long ago, one of my good friends got hitched and, over a year later, got married to the man of her dreams. It was a gorgeous wedding...

BY Jami Mayberry

When I was first diagnosed with vulvar cancer, I wasn't sure what journey lie ahead of me. So many decisions to make.

When my doctor...

BY Anna Masten Jackson

I have found a lot of new normals after my thymoma diagnosis. There is the new normal of a few aches and pains, reminders of surgeries past...

BY Ivana L. Camarillo

I've been a fighter since I was a baby. As a childhood cancer survivor, strength runs through my blood and every cell I have.

At...

BY Michele Longabaugh

My husband Jerry and I left on a Sunday to drive to MD Anderson for yet another anal cancer checkup. The weather was forecasted to be balmy...