Sandy Good is undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. It is a time of pain for her and her husband and caregiver, Ron, but she says that cancer has given her a better appreciation of every day she has.

There is a lot of responsibility that comes with being a caregiver for someone.  Some of this responsibility includes going to the doctor, preparing meals, cleaning and doing the laundry.  Aside from these day to day needs of the patient, a caregiver oftentimes offers emotional support to help the patient cope with their disease as well. 

Terry Kershner had luck on his side, as doctors, treatments and his sister's bone marrow all gave him a second chance.

Watch: Karen Charlesworth is living proof of cancer survivorship. She's now becoming a patient advocate, and says her health is terrific. Meet Karen in this 2009 witf Health Smart report on a mother's journey through colon cancer.

Everyone should have a Living Will and Advance Health Care Directives – not just cancer patients and survivors.

When should you call for professional help?

The National Cancer Institute says you can call the patient’s doctor or nurse for help in any of the following situations:

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