Caregivers
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Caregivers & Family

Stories especially for family members and caregivers

“The neat thing about golf is that every day, even if playing the same course, you have unique challenges: different weather, wind terrain, the surroundings always changing.  You have to adapt your skills to meet the changing demand.  And the life lesson is that you have to be wiling to adapt your path in life to meet whatever challenges come your way.”  This is the philosophy of PGA golf pro, father and twenty plus year cancer survivor, Ben Witter.

Knowing your family medical history is important.  What rights do adoptees in Pennsylvania have to obtain information about their biological parents' medical histories?

Amy Goodling, 30 years old, is a seven-and-a-half year ovarian cancer survivor.  But, her fear at the time wasn’t chemotherapy and wasn’t fighting the cancer.  “It was whether I was going to be able to have children,” she said.

(Orlando) -- Many times, when someone is diagnosed with cancer, a spouse, family member, or friend will act as a caregiver to help with the patient's needs. But sometimes caregivers become so engrossed in looking after their loved ones, they forget to take care of themselves.

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