The Gathering Place is glad to offer our participants one free legal consultation for concerns that come up related to your cancer diagnosis. These may include writing a living will, estate planning, or power of attorney.
Lymphedema refers to the swelling and/or pain that occurs when the normal drainage of fluid is disrupted by a blockage or a cut in the lymph nodes in the groin area or the armpit. Lymphedema can be a hereditary condition, but it's most commonly the result of blockages caused by infection, cancer, and scar tissue from radiation therapy or the surgical removal of lymph nodes.
New diagnosed? Before your next doctor's appointment, find the right questions to ask your doctor as you begin to prepare for your journey. When you ask the right questions, you should be able to better understand your cancer and your options.
While no single food or nutrient is the cause or cure for cancer, nutrition plays an important role in all aspects of health. From the time of diagnosis until after treatment, balanced nutrition helps support the immune system, repair and build muscle, and provides a sense of control and empowerment as something positive we can do throughout treatment and survivorship.
Nutrition recommendations for cancer survivors include working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight and lifestyle through a whole food plant-based eating pattern and regular physical activity. A plant-based eating pattern emphasizes adding more plant foods on your plate such as whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.
Many side effects of cancer and cancer treatment can make it challenging to meet your nutritional needs and maintain a healthy weight. Changes in taste and smell, mouth sores, dry mouth, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea are some of the common side effects of cancer treatment.
Someone I love has just been diagnosed with cancer. How can I help them? Although each person with cancer is different, we will help you find ways to support your loved one.
Every day, cancer patients need rides to treatment. While there is no special transportation specifically for those with cancer, there are several options in the Cleveland area for anyone with special needs.
Many people want to do anything possible to treat cancer that has come back. Your doctor will talk with you about different treatment options and how effective each one is likely to be. You might also decide to get a second opinion or get treated at a comprehensive cancer center that has more experience with your type of cancer.
There are many great vacation and camp experiences for those who are currently dealing with a diagnosis or lost someone to cancer. Let us help you find an organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer.