After a cancer diagnosis, people with cancer and their loved ones may feel “out of step” during the holidays. A diagnosis can prompt new questions during this time, such as: How do I take care of myself during the holiday rush? How can I celebrate when I have so many other things on my mind? How can I manage my fatigue during such an active time of the year?
Listen as Karen Hartman, Clinical Social Worker and Social Work Manager at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, speaks with Alicia and Lizette from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) about 10 ways to cope with the holidays after a cancer diagnosis.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Visit www.mskcc.org and type ‘coping with the holidays‘ in the search bar for blogs about coping.
- For dietary information to help keep you on track this holiday season, visit www.LLS.org/nutrition.
Additional LLS Support Resources:
- Information Specialists
- Free telephone/web patient programs
- Free booklets
- Financial support
- Online chats
- Caregiver support
- LLS Community
- Support groups
- Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program
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