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Understanding Hospice: It’s About How You Live

Understanding Hospice: It’s About How You Live

Contrary to what many people think, hospice doesn’t mean that hope is lost. It does mean refocusing the goals of end-of-life care to support the best quality of life. UR Medicine Home Care’s Hospice Medical Director Dr. Thomas Caprio explains what hospice is, and why it’s about how you live.

Cancer: How Do I Tell My Kids?

Cancer: How Do I Tell My Kids?

One of the hardest parts of a cancer diagnosis can be breaking the news to children. Each family finds its own way, but help is there for those who need it. Wilmot Cancer Institute Social Worker Judy Zeeman-Golden shares advice on talking to kids about cancer.

Caregiving from Afar: How to Help When You Can't Be There

Caregiving from Afar: How to Help When You Can't Be There

It’s hard to cope when a loved one has cancer or another life-changing disease, and harder still if you're separated by miles. Wilmot Cancer Institute Social Worker Sandra Sabatka offers ideas for lending a caring hand from a distance.

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Although metastatic breast can cause death, improvements in treatment options are allowing many people to live a number of years comfortably after an MBC diagnosis. Breast cancer expert Dr. Alissa Huston shares some tips for coping with MBC.