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Since 50 percent of those who develop lung cancer are over the age of 70, younger family members and friends are often called upon to be the "researchers" and caregivers. We offer tips for helping your loved one through this time, while taking care of yourself as well.
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12 Tips for Supporting a Loved One With Cancer
The support of family and friends is critical to someone diagnosed with lung cancer. What things can we do to offer the best support to our loved one with cancer?

When a Parent Has Cancer - 10 Tips for Helping Your Teenage Child Cope
When a parent has cancer, what can they do to help their teenage child cope? Open communication, honesty, maintaining limits, and letting children live their own lives, can help the teenage child cope with having a parent with cancer.

Holiday Stress and Cancer Caregivers
Coping with holiday stress as a cancer caregiver can seem overwhelming. Check out these tips for coping with holiday stress as a caregiver for a loved one with cancer.

Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver
Caring for someone with cancer can be at once the most rewarding and most difficult time in our lives. Following a few tips such as pampering yourself, maintaining a sense of humor, and finding a support group, can help you minimize the stress and leave you feeling fulfilled in your efforts rather than resentful.

When a Parent Has Lung Cancer : An Interview With Pro-Skateboarder Tony Hawk
How does it feel as a teen when your parent is diagnosed with cancer? Pro-skateboarder, Tony Hawk, shares his feelings after his father was diagnosed with lung cancer when he was only 17.

Parent With Cancer - Helping Teens Cope With a Parent With Cancer
Teens with a parent with cancer have special needs. What tips do you have for helping teens cope when a parent has cancer?

Tips for Smokers Who Have a Family Member With Lung Cancer
As a smoker, how can you be sensitive to your family member with lung cancer? Acknowledging their concern

Family Smoking - How do You Cope When Family Members Still Smoke?
As a lung cancer survivor, how do you cope with family members that still smoke? Smoking relatives can cause significant distress to those living with lung cancer. How can you express that concern without causing conflict?

12 Tips for Supporting a Loved One With Cancer
The support of family and friends is critical to someone diagnosed with lung cancer. What things can we do to offer the best support to our loved one with cancer?

Caregivers and Stress Relief
About.com's Stress Management Guide, Elizabeth Scott, MS, outlines steps to minimize your stress as you perform the role of caregiver.

Caregiver Tips to Maintain Hope
Hopes and dreams can guide caregivers in the difficult decisions they face. About.com's Senior Care Guide Sharon O'Brien offers an excellent article by Vicki Rackner, MD, on keeping hope alive.

Caregiver's Bill of Rights
The National Cancer Institute has published the Caregiver's Bill of Rights.

Holiday Stress Cancer - Coping With Holiday Stress With Cancer
Holiday stress can be exhausting when you are living with cancer. What has helped you cope with holiday stress as a cancer survivor or a cancer caregiver?

Discussing Death with Children
The National Institute of Health provides information on how children of different ages view death, and some of the emotions they may experience. They also have books that parents have found helpful in discussing death with children.

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