By Ann Tracy Muller
A recent post on MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Google+ page and the journey of a friend who is living with cancer served as the prompt for this article.
How many families who have loved ones suffering from cancer, do you suppose, struggle with how to create memories when their lives seem as if they’re turned upside down? Probably lots.
MD Anderson shared this post on its Google+ page.
For many cancer patients, memorable holiday activities can be a helpful way to cope with the cancer experience.
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We found more advice on these sites.
- This Cancer.net post on cancer and the holidays is geared toward the person who has cancer. It’s also available as a podcast.
- A post from CancerCare.org, “Coping with cancer during the holidays,” is also geared toward the cancer patient.
- Help Starts Here provides a tip sheet, “Getting through the holidays—Tips for cancer survivors.”
- This newsletter from CancerCenter.com includes 10 tips for coping with cancer during the holidays.
- For families with children, advice is available from SomeoneILoveIsSick.com for helping children cope at holiday time.
Are there any special holiday traditions do you share with your family?
Ann Tracy Mueller is co-editor of Health Care Communication News, where this post first appeared.