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Resources

A variety of questions can arise for both cancer survivors and their caregivers—including some they may not know to ask. The following resources provide expert advice, address common symptoms and can provide a starting point for conversation and future research.

Advance Care Planning

  • Living Will 
    This is an Advance Directive to physicians and family or surrogates. This is applicable only when patient is determined (and documented) to have a condition that is terminal or irreversible.
  • Medical Power of Attorney
    This is an Advance Directive. This delegates to an agent, chosen by the patient, to make health care decisions when the patient is unable to directly participate. This form is required. 
  • My Choices, My Wishes
    This is an advance care directive tool used to document the patient's values and goals for care. 

Cancer Treatment

Caregivers

  • 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout
    Avoid the burnout when caring for a loved one. Here are six signs that you’ve reached the end of your rope – and suggestions on what you can do about it.
  • 10 Tips for Family Caregivers
    Care for yourself to create a more sustainable caregiving experience.
  • Caregiver Self-Assessment
    Often caregivers are so concerned with caring for their loved one’s needs they lose sight of their own well-being. Use this questionnaire to self-evaluate and take care of you.
  • Communicating Cancer
    Walk through the steps and tips to develop your own communication plan.

Nutrition

Wellness

    • 7 Tips to Practice Mindfulness
      Mindfulness takes practice! These 7 mindfulness exercises will give you the opportunity to experience mindfulness, helping you to pay attention to your present in an open and non-judgmental way.
    • Behaviors that Promote Sleep
      Get your best sleep! Check out these simple tips that can help improve your sleep. 
    • Benefits of Laughter Yoga
      Laughter yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Find out how this could benefit you. 
    • Cognitive Health After Cancer Treatment
      Cognitive problems following a cancer diagnosis and treatment are as "real" as any other cancer side-effect. Learn what you can do to build and improve you cognitive health!
    • Mindfulness Resources
      Mindfulness is being connected to and aware of the present moment. Here you will find apps, groups and books that can help you understand and experience mindfulness. 
    • Reclaiming YOUr Sexuality After Cancer
      Things have changed. Your body is not the same. Emotionally, YOU are not the same. But, it’s time to reclaim YOU!
    • Telling Your Story
      Is it time to start sharing your story? Use this worksheet as a starting point and begin to organize your thoughts.