News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center February 2010 – Issue 55 30M 95Y Staying Connected
Who do I tell? What do I tell them? Tese are two important decisions that every cancer patient must make.
Some patients want only their closest friends and family members to know about the cancer. Others want extended family and co-workers to be aware. Each patient has the right to decide what information to share. Te decision is always the patient’s to make.
Staying connected to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers gives important emotional support. Sometimes it’s hard to express fears and feelings about cancer. Honest, sincere communication keeps relationships close.
If You Know Someone Who Has Cancer
Remember both patient and family can feel overwhelmed by the situation. Tey may welcome phone calls and e-mails to wish them well. But they may not be able to respond to each one with a thank you or an update on the patient’s condition.
Huntsman Cancer Institute partners with CarePages. Tis website provides personalized, private webpages for patients and their families.
Patients can post updates on treatments, progress toward recovery, pictures with captions, and thank-yous to health care workers and well-wishers. Family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers can post messages to the patient.
To learn more about CarePages, visit www.huntsmancancer.org
or call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
Huntsman Cancer Institute partners with CarePages to provide personalized, private webpages for patients and their families.
Te site is easy to navigate. A computer with Internet access is the only requirement.
69C 100Y 26C 84M 90C 53M Te Cancer Learning Center
(CLC) is a free resource library on the first floor of
Huntsman Cancer Institute 801-581-6365 1-888-424-2100
RESOURCES IN THE CANCER LEARNING CENTER
Te Genome Book: A Must- Have Guide to Your DNA for Maximum Health
Stand By Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Men
What to Eat During Cancer Treatment: 100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope
DVD Tai Chi for Beginners
Beauty in the Building
This limited edition art print by Richard Coleman is between Clinics A and B on the second floor of Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Nearly all art in Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) buildings was donated for patients to enjoy. For more information about donating fine art to HCI, please contact Roni Whittle at 801-587-9315.
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