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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.
  • Action Bridge Template
    Once you have identified your personally meaningful opportunity use this template to help you start taking action!
  • 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!
  • Communicating After Cancer Worksheet
    Complete this self-evaluation for assistance knowing how to personalize the way you communicate with your family, friends and coworkers. 
  • Managing Fear of Recurrence
    Use this worksheet to being identifying your anxiety triggers and the ways anxiety presents itself. Then figure out your cognitive behavioral plan and outline for yourself strategies to manage your anxiety.
  • 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. 
  • My Opportunity Chart
    Figure out your personally meaningful opportunity and then turn it into action! This chart has been created to help you walk through the process. 
  • 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 Companion
    This guide will help you create a framework for telling your story and start developing your personal communications plan.