• PearlPoint Staff
    5 years 5 months ago

    Tips for Caregivers When Grocery Shopping

    Cancer survivors receiving treatment may experience side effects that can affect access to food and ability to eat a variety of foods, resulting in compromised nutrition status.  Proper nutrition during cancer treatment is important for maximizing treatment outcomes, and caregivers can play a vi

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  • PearlPoint Staff
    5 years 7 months ago

    8 Year Old Gives Back to Honor Grandfather's Cancer Battle

    What can a young 8-year-old boy do to help his 75 year old grandfather fight his battle with cancer?

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  • PearlPoint Staff
    5 years 7 months ago

    At a Loss for Words When a Loved One Has Cancer?

    This past year I learned first-hand the impact of cancer.  My brother was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 22. To say I was in denial is an understatement.

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  • Paige Anderson
    7 years 22 hours ago

    Caregiver Survival Strategies

    Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness is a challenging and complex role that many of us will take on at some point in our life.

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  • Paige Anderson
    7 years 2 months ago

    Take Time ... to Enjoy

    Today is December 1, and many of us are busy planning holiday gatherings, trips, and activities.  But for a caretaker of a cancer patient, this time of year is likely filled with stress and a full schedule.

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  • Kimberly M. Petersen, R.D., L.D.N.
    7 years 3 months ago

    It is NEVER too Late to Start!

    My Dad was 56 when my Mom was diagnosed with cancer at age 53.  He became her full-time caregiver for the next 4 years.  He had recently retired from working in employee health for a gas company around the time of her diagnosis.  He lived a fairly healthy lifestyle.

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  • Cancer Supportive Services
    7 years 4 months ago

    The Impact of Breast Cancer on Couples

    This month we see pink everywhere we look; pink t-shirts, pink hats, pink yogurt lids, even chicken wrapped in pink plastic for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this sea of pink, we often forget the husbands, partners, boyfriends, and loved ones who care for those living with breast cancer.

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  • Paige Anderson
    7 years 6 months ago

    Handle with Care? by Key Holleman

    I might have the privilege of writing more than one entry on the Minnie Pearl blog, but one idea came to mind to write about in this entry:

    Have you ever wondered how BEST to handle yourself around a family member or good friend who is fighting cancer? 

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  • Paige Anderson
    7 years 7 months ago

    Let's Not Forget the Caregiver

    I originally set out to talk about clinical trials for my post today but something else inspired me - caregiving.  I was reminded this week of how easy and common it is for the needs of caregivers to get left behind in the shuffle.

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  • Paige Anderson
    7 years 8 months ago

    Co-Surviving Cancer

    In the cancer community, those that care for a cancer patient are considered co-survivors.  Whether it be a husband caring for his wife, or a son caring for his mother, or a friend caring for a friend, the individuals who provide primary care and support for the patient are often just as affecte

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