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17 Tips for Cancer Caregivers

Caregivingby Rob Harris, Caregiver

Intro by Pat Taylor, CKN Caregiver Section Editor


I liken caregiving to climbing a mountain without a map, on a foggy day, wearing flip-flops, shorts and a t-shirt.

At first the trail appears to be well trodden by the many who came before you. It is clearly marked and easy to navigate, even over the slippery moss-covered logs placed precariously over gushing streams and deep gulleys along the way. With each step your confidence soars and a “Hey, I can do this!” attitude drives you forward.

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Suleika Jaouad’s Caregiver’s Tool: 10 Things NOT To Say To a Cancer Patient

Suleika2This article was originally published in the Huffington Post.

by  Suleika Jaouad, Cancer Survivor

Introduction by Pat Taylor

As the editor for the Caregiver Section here on CKN, I am always on the lookout for practical information that provides us with the necessary tools to navigate through the confusion and uncertainty that constantly presents itself when we are caring for someone with cancer.  Sometimes if we are lucky we get some practical advice that saves us a lot of grief and misunderstanding along the way.

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