Best of Cancerwise 2018: Advice from our patients and caregivers
How do you explain cancer — or the effects of cancer treatment — to a young child? How do manage everyday life when one of your own children has cancer? How do you make the most of your support system when facing a cancer diagnosis yourself — even if you’re hundreds of miles away from home? These are just a few of the topics our patients and caregivers explored on our Cancerwise blog this year.
Here’s some of the best advice they shared with us in 2018.
In 2016, at age 32, Tara Kirk discovered she’d inherited a genetic mutation that causes Lynch Syndrome from her mother, who’d died 26 years earlier from cancer. The news was overwhelming at first, but she has since made her peace with it. Here’s how she handles this hereditary cancer syndrome.