Educate Yourself & Your Family
Whether you’re the person diagnosed with cancer, family member or loved one, the way you approach this life-changing event will be a reflection of how you approach life. Some people like to dig into the science to understand what cancer is and what the treatment options are from a technical standpoint. You might want to know statistics about the prognosis, the potential side effects or alternative therapies. Others may focus on the emotional and spiritual aspects of the journey. Regardless of your “style,” it’s important to educate yourself using reliable sources.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), The American Cancer Society and The National Cancer Institute are helpful, trustworthy websites full of educational materials which cover all types of cancer, well-being for cancer patients, coping for family members, survivorship and more.
People who love and care about you want to know how you’re doing but it can be overwhelming to respond to all of the people who want to hear your story. With CaringBridge you can keep everyone informed, rally support and focus on healing.
- Create your own personal blog
- Share updates, photos and videos with people who care about you
- Coordinate help and support from family and friends
- Control who has access to your site with customized privacy settings
CaringBridge is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to bring together a global community of care powered by the love of family and friends in an easy, accessible and private way.
Go to CaringBridge. Click on “Start a Site” and follow the easy directions. Tell your friends and family about your CaringBridge website.