Family Cancer Retreat in New Mexico

Are you are person living with cancer in New Mexico? Do you and your family need some time together to learn about managing the challenges of treatment and survivorship? The Cancer Services of New Mexico offers a three-day escape from the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer this September when the whole family can take part…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: May 15

Despite more resources in large cities, patients were more often diagnosed with cancer at a late stage in cities in Illinois compared to rural areas. Phone calls and personalized diet and exercise plans helped long-term cancer survivors lose weight and gain strength, and scientists have found changes in the blood of family caregivers that promote inflammation…  Read More

Cancer Health Care Providers Face Compassion Fatigue

Working every day with cancer patients, many of whom will not get better, can leave health care staff exhausted and demoralized. The term compassion fatigue began to be used in the 1990’s to describe physical and emotional affects sometimes experienced by health care professionals caring for patients facing  limited possibilities of recovery.   It goes beyond empathy…  Read More

Medical Visit Companions Improve Experience for Older Patients

When a companion accompanies an older patient to a routine medical visit, the patients report higher satisfaction with the doctor’s skills and the information they received. In a study of over 12,000 Medicare beneficiaries, nearly 40 percent had someone come with them to their medical appointments. More than half were spouses, about a third were adult…  Read More