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How to Help a Parent Who Has Cancer: 10 ways to support your parent -- and yourself-- through the journey.

Cancer patients may suffer from various symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, anxiety and depression. These symptoms can be caused either by the cancer itself or by chemotherapy and radiation therapy offered by oncologists.

(Lancaster) -- Two major midstate health care providers are joining together today to offer their services to more people. Hospice of Lancaster County and York County-based WellSpan Health are partnering to form "Hospice and Community Care."

Death is a topic we often don’t talk about.  It could be one of the reasons more of us aren’t prepared for our funerals or haven’t conveyed our wishes to family members.

"Though a life has ended, it won't really end depending how person is celebrated and remembered." Emilio Parga, MA, is the Founder & Executive Director of The Solace Tree in Reno, Nevada, a grief and loss center for children, teens and families.

“Grief is neither a problem to solve nor a difficulty to overcome.  It’s a sacred sorrow worthy of expression.”  These are the words of child grief expert Leslie Delp, who helped a group of parents, teachers, and caregivers understand grief through the eyes of a child at a community forum.

Camp Mend A Heart, a one-day camp designed to support grieving children who have experienced a death of a loved one, will be held Saturday, June 2, at Camp Cann-Edi-On near York Haven, Pa.

HARRISBURG, PA – Central Dauphin Middle School students will participate in PinnacleHealth Hospice’s Kids Walking for Kids fundraising walk on Tuesday, October 25 from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Central Dauphin Middle School’s track.

(Elizabethtown) -- While more and more people are winning the fight against cancer, many still die from the disease. For those who cannot be cured, hospice care may be an option to ease both physical and emotional pain.

A cancer diagnosis can undoubtedly be overwhelming.  You may be forced to think about things you never wanted to consider.  Will you be able to beat the disease?

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