Coping with cancer over the holidays

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Courtesy: American Cancer Society

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The holidays can be a wonderful time but many cancer patients find them difficult.

That’s according to the American Cancer Society, which issued a report called “Cancer During the Holidays.”

The report details ways of dealing with the physical and emotional stresses of the holidays.

It underscores the importance of patients allowing themselves to feel however they feel. In other words, there should be no pressure to put on a happy face for friends and family.

You can read the full report here.

The Cancer Resource Network is another valuable support tool. Trained cancer specialists are available 24/7, every day of the year.

The specialists can be reached at 1-800-227-2345. They’re able to answer questions about every aspect of cancer, from treatment side effects to filing for insurance benefits.

They’re also available just to talk. So, if you need to reach out in the middle of the night – or, on Christmas Day – someone will be there.

Friends and families of cancer patients, may find these resources from the American Cancer Society helpful.