Last week we talked about how to seek information about your cancer in order to start your journey of self-advocacy. Once you have prepared yourself with as much information as possible, it is key to communicate your needs and feelings with your family, friends, health care providers and others who could make a difference in your cancer journey. Just having knowledge isn’t enough. It’s important to communicate what you now know to those who can help you.
What does it mean to be a self-advocate? When we think of an advocate, we generally think of someone who is publicly supporting some policy or cause. So, how can you be an advocate for yourself? This week’s blog post kicks off a series of posts about how to become a self-advocate. Learn more about what self-advocacy means and find out how you can begin to advocate for yourself.
You were diagnosed with cancer and have to decide how to tell your kids. How do you explain cancer to children? How do you help guide them through your treatment? We know that supporting your children through this process can be a daunting task. So, here are some ideas, activities and resources to help you navigate this part of your cancer journey.