Terminal Illness Support

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Terminal Illness

Patients living with a terminal illness, and those who care for them, are confronted with a profound and difficult situation. Questions about coping, living fruitful days, interacting with loved ones, and preparing for the inevitable will certainly arise. In this guide we'll help answer these questions by connecting you to advice and information from experts around the Web.

Diagnosis of Terminal Illness

Although an illness may be terminal, there are active steps you can take toward monitoring your ... read more »

Helping Someone Who Has a Terminal Illness

How a patient responds after being diagnosed with a terminal illness cannot be predicted. There are ... read more »

Pain Management

If you're suffering, there are ways to manage the painful symptoms of your illness. Although much ... read more »

Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care programs help alleviate suffering and prepare patients for the end of ... read more »

Speaking With Children About Terminal Illnesses

The difficulty of coping with a terminal illness is often exacerbated when children are involved. ... read more »

Terminal Illness Legal and Financial Issues

Unfortunately, in addition to the physical and emotional burdens of a terminal illness, there are ... read more »

Terminal Illness Support

Support is imperative for helping patients and caregivers get through this difficult and challenging time. If you are housebound, the Internet can be the best way to connect with others who share your experience. In this section we'll show you how to find support through sites with online communities.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • When posting on message boards, always keep in mind that they're open forums and refrain from posting any sensitive, private, or personal information that you'd be uncomfortable having read by the general public.
  • People you meet online may offer advice but always check with your doctor before making any major changes in your lifestyle or treatment. Different people have different needs.

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