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How Your Nurse Practitioner Can Help You

Tiffany Richards, an advanced practice nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center, joined Patient Power to share important information on how patients and caregivers can communicate well with their nurse practitioner and make your doctor visits productive.

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Managing Cancer Fears: A Spouse’s Emotional Journey As a Caregiver

What is the best way to provide support to a loved one fighting an aggressive cancer? George Stapleton talks about his emotional journey as a caregiver and shares tips how to provide the best possible support to a loved one fighting for their life.

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A Mother, a Daughter and a Deadly Cancer

Have you ever spent Christmas in the ICU? Kristiane Stapleton shares how supporting her mother through a devastating cancer diagnosis forever changed her family’s life.

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Managing Anger and Stress After a Cancer Diagnosis

Clinical social worker Midge Myhre from MD Anderson Cancer Center joined Patient Power to discuss the resources available for cancer patients and coping strategies and relaxation techniques for dealing with anger and stress.

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How to Be a Valuable Advocate for Your Loved One

When your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, how can you best help them? Sherea Cary, a caregiver and communications specialist, explains how her father’s prostate cancer diagnosis changed her life and encouraged her to take action.

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Coping With Anxiety During a Health Crisis

A serious health crisis can lead to heightened anxiety. What’s the best way to manage this anxiety, and when do you get a social worker involved? Yolanda Patton, a clinical social worker, helps us understand.

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Caregivers: How to Set Comfortable Boundaries and Get the Help You Need

We need family and friends by our sides to comfort and help us in times of crisis. But how do you tell others what you need while setting the right boundaries? Author Yosaif August shares his expert advice.

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Caregiver Support and Resources

Establishing and Coordinating Caregiver Roles

How can family and friends rally together to help a loved one during a health crisis? Sherea Cary provides tips on recruiting family and friends for caregiver roles when a family member is dealing with a major health concern.

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How Can Caregivers Find the Support They Need?

When a spouse becomes a caregiver, often their partner's needs take center stage. Esther Schorr, wife of Patient Power founder Andrew Schorr, shares her experience coping with Andrew's CLL journey.

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Caregiving Tips: The Benefits of Using Care Sites

Yosaif August, author and life coach, highlights the benefits of using care sites and how you can use them best to care for your loved one.

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Caregiving From Afar, Especially for Aging Parents

More and more people are being called upon to care for their parents from afar. Contributor Yosaif August shares how you really can live your deeply held values while caregiving from a distance.

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Coping With Cancer Together

How We Overcame Cancer As Newlyweds

Three weeks before their wedding, hear how a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma forever changed life for Jessica and Esteban Izquierdo.

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My Advice to Other Caregivers: Stay Positive and Never Give Up

Brett Skonicki shares how he coped emotionally with his new role as his wife’s caregiver after her diagnosis with CLL.

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Coping With Cancer As a Couple

Tish and Rob Beck explain how cancer brought them closer together and share their advice for coping with a cancer diagnosis.

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When Cancer Returns: Coping With Recurrence As a Family

The fear of cancer recurrence is normal among cancer survivors. It was no different for 3-time sarcoma survivor, Tish Beck. How can patients help themselves and their families not to be paralyzed by fear of a recurrence? Tish Beck shares how she and her family coped.

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Ruth Schorr: How My Dad's CLL Impacted My Outlook on Life

Ruth Schorr, daughter of Patient Power founder Andrew Schorr, shares the impact of her father’s CLL on her childhood and how it has changed her outlook on life.

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Andrew and Esther Schorr: How We Coped With a Cancer Diagnosis Together

Patient Power founders, Andrew and Esther Schorr, explain how they coped with a CLL diagnosis and share their advice for other families.

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Advocating for Your Loved One

Navigating the Healthcare System When Diagnosed with Cancer

Sherea Cary, a communications specialist, caregiver and CanCare volunteer, shares valuable information to help you and your family navigate the complex healthcare system.

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How to Be a Valuable Advocate for Your Loved One

When your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, how can you best help them? Sherea Cary, a caregiver and communications specialist, explains how her father’s prostate cancer diagnosis changed her life and encouraged her to take action.

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Finding Emotional Support

Cancer and Intimacy: Patient and Caregiver Challenges

How can cancer affect intimacy? Hodgkin lymphoma patient George Florentine shares his own experience and his advice for communicating with your partner.

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Coping With Anxiety During a Health Crisis

A serious health crisis can lead to heightened anxiety. What’s the best way to manage this anxiety, and when do you get a social worker involved? Yolanda Patton, a clinical social worker, helps us understand.

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Caregivers: How to Set Comfortable Boundaries and Get the Help You Need

We need family and friends by our sides to comfort and help us in times of crisis. But how do you tell others what you need while setting the right boundaries? Author Yosaif August shares his expert advice.

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