Category: Blog

Resources Young Adults with Cancer Can Use

Adolescence can already be a difficult time, being when you become your own person and seek independence. Therefore, during this stage, cancer may seem like an obstacle to newfound freedoms and opportunities.

However, in order to lessen the hardship caused by the illness, individuals are encouraged to tap into resources that will assist them in their journey, such as those described below.

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The Feel Good Effect: Art’s Touch on Young Adults with Cancer

The experience of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment can often result in patients feeling overwhelmed and unable to verbally express difficult thoughts and feelings. Art Therapy provides cancer patients, specifically young adults, with powerful tools to cope with their illness and help facilitate self-expression and alternative ways of communicating.

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The Benefits of Caring to Get You Through the Tough Times

Being a carer can be hard work, and at times, may seem like a heavy burden on one’s life. Because of this, some carers might find it helpful to focus on not the negative, but the positive outcomes it may bring for them. While doing so won’t reduce the hardships of caring, it can nonetheless give carers a new way of viewing their role to help them get through tasks.

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How Carers Can Practice Self-Care

Caregiver burnout can occur when carers experience this stress for a prolonged period of time. It can make them vulnerable to all kinds of negative emotions, and further lead to an inability to focus on their duties. However, it may also eventually lead to a variety of problems for their health.

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