On Cancer: Social Work

21 Blog posts found

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10 Tips for Talking with Your Child about Cancer

Find tools for discussing a cancer diagnosis with your children.

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Coping with Shame Related to Cancer

Find out how to handle feelings of self-blame and shame that may accompany a cancer diagnosis.

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How to Regain Body Confidence after Cancer

Hear from an MSK social worker about developing body confidence after cancer treatment.

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9 Tips for Caregivers: How to Help a Loved One with Cancer

Hear from members of the MSK community who have cared for a loved one with cancer.

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How to Cope with Holiday Stress When You Have Cancer

Read our suggestions for getting through the holiday season while facing cancer.

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The Benefits of a Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group: An Interview with a Social Worker

Learn how a support group could help you if you’ve been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.


Losing a Loved One to Cancer: How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

Learn about how to cope with grief during the holidays from MSK Experts.

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Four Ways You Can Help Support Caregivers

Our social workers give practical tips for how to help relieve the burden of caregiving.

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Can I Breast-feed during Cancer Treatment?

Here’s what to know about breast-feeding during chemotherapy and other treatments for cancer.

A mother being treated for cancer breast-feeds her baby.


5 Ways to Make Travel Easier When Your Child Has Cancer

If you are the parent of a child who has cancer, here are some suggestions to ensure a fun and memorable summer vacation.

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