Information provided by Stewart B. Fleishmann, MD.
It is expected that there will be 18 million cancer survivors in the United States alone by 2022.
Although treatment can get rigorous with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, there are many things you and your family can do to maintain energy and stamina during treatment. These are aspects of daily life that your treatment team cannot do for you. Good science backs up the importance of proper nutrition, daily activity, and having accurate information.
Quality multidisciplinary care is offered at cancer centers across the United States accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer or the National Cancer Institute. More than 70% of patients treated in the United States get their care at cancer centers that meet their rigorous standards for quality and patient-centered care.
The Association of Cancer Online Resources is a collection of online cancer communities. This is a free resource for all those affected by cancer. Click here to learn more.
CancerCare is an organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and counseling those touched by cancer.
The American Cancer Society is a resource dedicated to finishing the fight with cancer.
Cook for Your Life, an organization that teaches healthy cooking to people touched by cancer.
American Society of Clinical Oncology, an organization dedicated to making a world of difference in cancer care.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a resource in the Fight Against Cancer.
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The book Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do.
Brighten your loved one's day with a vibrant Get Well Balloon Bunch or amuse with the activity-packed Entertainment Basket.
If visiting in person caps specific to men or women. Healthy snacks are always a good item to bring to the hospital.
Other gifts that can be brought to the hospital include a new pedometer, coffees, teas, or flavored waters (no calories, no artificial sweeteners).
These thoughtful gifts will show support during a difficult time.
For those recently diagnosed with cancer send messages of love and support. The Hope and Healing Heart offers comfort and encourage during a very strenuous time.
For those that are religious the Star of David or Faith Blessing Bracelet may be the best choice. All of the jewelry gift ideas, while simple, offer a message of support.
Information provided by Stewart B. Fleishman, M.D. Stewart B. Fleishman, M.D., is the author of two books guiding supportive care and treatment during cancer: LEARN to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do is specially made for patients and families; Manual of Cancer Treatment Recovery: What the Practitioner Needs to Know and Do, a traditional textbook for cancer specialists. Dr Fleishman visits cancer centers around the country for accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. He is the Founding Director of Cancer Supportive Services at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York: Beth Israel and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, and was the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Continuum Hospice Care-Jacob Perlow Hospice. He was also theVice Chair of the Quality of Life Sub-Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, and he has been an active investigator in cancer symptom control throughout his career. Dr. Fleishman has also served as the Chair of the Bioethics Committee at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and is now the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Continuum-Jacob Perlow Hospice Care. Prior to attending medical school he taught High School Biology and General Science for the New York City Department of Education. He is Board Certified in both Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Psychiatry/Neurology.
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