News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center • September 2010 - Issue 62 Communicating When Cancer Is in the Room
Finding the right words when a loved one has cancer can be hard. Like any other person facing a difficult time, your loved one needs to know he or she is not alone. Here are some tips to help keep communications open:
Be honest. Express your love, fears, and feelings as best you can. Many patients say it is better to hear the wrong thing than nothing at all.
Offer to help. Asking for help can be overwhelming to your loved one. Suggest specific ways you can help such as providing child care, meals, or rides, rather than saying “I’ll do anything you need.”
Listen. Remember your loved one also needs to communicate. Be sure to listen at least as much as you speak.
Respect. Show respect by supporting your loved one’s treatment decisions and ways of coping.
for current and former patients and their families
Yoga Tuesdays 5–6 p.m. Fridays 10–11 a.m.
For more information, call the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center at 801-587-4585
Share Stories with Future Generations
YourStory helps cancer patients, their families, and the public record tales of their lives. Trained facilitators operate the equipment and help guide the recording session. The first two hours of recording are free with a small charge for additional sessions. To make an appointment, call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
Remember your loved one with cancer also needs to communicate. Listen as much as you speak!
Questions About Cancer?
Te Cancer Learning Center (CLC) gives you the answers you need—in person, by phone, or by e-mail. Te CLC library has more than 3,000 books, videos, CDs, and audiobooks on a variety of cancer topics that anyone can check out free. Talk one-on-one with trained and caring staff, or send an e-mail for answers to your cancer questions.
Visit the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Wednesday Free for everyone
Look Good, Feel Better
The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center partners with the American Cancer Society to provide the Look Good… Feel Better program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Women with
cancer learn cosmetic tips and creative ways to use wigs, scarves, and other accessories. Each participant receives a free cosmetic kit to match her skintone.
4:30–6:30 p.m. 4th Wednesday of each month
To register for this free class, call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
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