For many, the holidays are challenging normally and for cancer patients, the expectations of a consistently happy mood may be unrealistic. If you are newly diagnosed, the realization of what treatment means is probably not yet fully absorbed.
Get Ready to Have Fun at the Women in Sarcoma Virtual Gala. Here are ways to up your fun and participate on this night when we honor the Women in Sarcoma award recipients.
Concerning Medicare Open Enrollment: It is especially important for GIST patients to carefully consider available plans, as one of the financial support resources that has been available through Novartis Pharmaceuticals will end on January 1, 2021.
Fall is finally here, and with it comes the onset of flu season. The flu is a difficult illness for everyone, but for cancer patients, it can be devastating. It is especially challenging in this year that has already taxed everyone with the uncertainty of COVID-19.
Dealing daily with a pandemic along with GIST can be a daunting task and it may feel difficult sometimes to even face a new day. Paying attention to your mental health is an important part of everyday self-care. We have composed a Daily Checklist to help you consciously acknowledge where you are at the beginning of your day, work with those feelings, and reflect on your successes.
The LRG is hosting a virtual cooking demonstration with Chefs Rosemary and Drew Gabbe of The Fruited Plain of Parsippany, NJ, to launch our newly released cookbook, GIST Cook.
Hope is an important resource during difficulty times. Mary Garland, Director of Communications for the LRG, shares her observations on hope.
During this health epidemic, wondering about being immunocompromised is a valid concern for GIST patients whether NED or on treatment and best practices are outlined in this post as quoted by experts in cancer patient treatment.
You probably are very aware of the anxiety you are feeling since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. What you may not be aware of is the other emotion that has been weighing heavily on most of us these days: grief.
These are trying times for everyone. As we move into uncharted territory created by the coronavirus pandemic, it is normal for the average person to experience fearful thoughts. Add to the mix fears that are ever present for those with a cancer diagnosis and you have a formula for anxiety.