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Category: Caregivers

Managing brain cancer: A caregiver’s perspective
Eileen Berger's world changed drastically when her husband, Scott, had a severe seizure at night, leading to the discovery of a recurring brain tumor. Despite the ongoing anxiety and trauma, they learned to find comfort in gratitude, which transformed their outlook on life and helped them navigate their uncertain journey. Read more about Eileen's story and how she manages brain cancer as a caregiver.
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Q&A: How to Manage Living with Cancer During the Holidays
The holiday season can invite unwelcome guests into your life, such as loneliness, stress and anxiety. In this NCI article, neuro-oncology care providers answered the most common questions they receive during the holidays.
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Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the tremendous impact caregivers have on their families and to support them in their caregiving journey. To offer support to these selfless individuals, we have compiled practical tips and resources to help caregivers thrive and avoid burnout during this pivotal time. 
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Glioblastoma Patient Defying the Odds Three Years After Diagnosis
Brain cancer survivor Dalton Riddle is defying the odds. He’s about to celebrate living three years with glioblastoma. For most, the average life expectancy after diagnosis is 12-15 months. Read his survivorship story and how he supports others facing a similar diagnosis.
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Westy’s Wish: An Open Letter from the Wife of NBA Hall of Famer, Paul Westphal
In honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Cindy Westphal, wife of basketball Hall of Famer, Paul Westphal, recalls her husband's journey with glioblastoma and asks for your support of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center's mission to contribute to a cure for brain cancer within this decade.
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Battling a Brain Tumor: Through the Lens of the Caregiver
Brain cancer can impact the very fabric of one's existence, the role of caregiver to this patient population can be isolating and unimaginably difficult. In honor of National #FamilyCaregiversMonth, we're sharing the perspectives and advice of caregivers to give a voice to the many who have stepped into this selfless and sometimes forgotten role
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Advice For Caregivers, By Caregivers in Honor of National Caregivers Day
In honor of National Caregivers Day, we’ve assembled some words of wisdom for caregivers, by caregivers. We understand that until...
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