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.
- Late Effects of Bone Marrow Transplant | From Head to Toe
Understand the potential long term effects of transplant and learn what can be done about these risks.
- Late & Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment
Review some possible side effects of cancer treatment, then explore ideas of lifestyle changes that can help prevent the recurrence.
- Palliative Care | What You Should Know
Palliate Care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, with the overall goal to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.
- 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.
- NEW! Recipes for Healthier Holiday Eating
These are the 5 recipes shared during our Nov. 24 Survive & Thrive Webinar, Straight from the Kitchen: Tips & Recipes for Healthier Holiday Eating.
- 8 Guidelines For Survivorship
Eight helpful guidelines for every survivor to know and apply to their wellness routines!
Make your health a priority! Here are five keys to success from EatRightFitness.
- For Me By Me Meal Planning
- These meal planning tools help you evaluate your eating habits, make adjustments and plan out your upcoming meals.
- My Changes, My Way
This worksheet can be used to help set clear, measurable nutrition goals.
- New American Plate
Use AICR's healthy eating checklist and meal plan to change up your eating habits! Learn ways to achieve better health and about foods you can choose that reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
- New American Plate - Shopping Guide
Use this guide to help you shop for healthy foods to put on your plate every day!
- Mix up your weekly menu with buddha bowls! Texas Oncology's Nicole Hodac, MS, RDN, CSO, LD shared these healthy recipe ideas during the Survive & Thrive Symposium in Waco.
- Southwest Quinoa Salad Recipe
Try something new and learn how the ingredients can benefit you!
- 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.