News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center February 2011 – Issue 67 Staying Connected
Who do I tell? What do I tell them? Tese are two important decisions 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.
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. Tey may welcome phone
Bring friends and family close... when you need them the most.
Huntsman Cancer Institute offers CarePages— free, private websites to help people connect and communicate with friends and family before, during, and after cancer treatment, illness, or a hospital stay.
Sign up today at 30M 95Y 69C 100Y www.carepages.com/huntsmancancer
26C 84M 90C 53M
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.
Te site is easy to navigate. A computer with Internet access is all that’s needed to get started. See the box below for the website address.
Te Cancer Learning Center
(CLC) is a free resource library with books, CDs, and videos on the first floor of
Huntsman Cancer Institute 801-581-6365 1-888-424-2100
CANCER LEARNING CENTER RESOURCES
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care by Te Wellness Community
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: When a Woman You Care About Has Breast Cancer by Te Wellness Community
I Have Melanoma: Now What?: Te Johns Hopkins Guide to Frequent Patient Questions Edited by Roberta M. Herbst, Brittany Lietz, and Nanette J. Liégeois
Fitness activities 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
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