Q: If I post a question or comment, how do I know my personal information is secure?
A: Our system is fully secured and there is no requirement to provide personal information before posting a question or comment.
Q: Some valuable information has been given on healthy snacks for cancer patients, I was told by my doctor that I should not eat citrus fruits, and it is suggested to have fruit shakes. Is that correct?
A: You should speak with your doctor regarding your specific needs. In general, there are some cancers for which it is recommended that a patient refrain from eating citrus fruits such as grapefruits. Check with your physician to see if this applies to your situation.
Q: As a parent of a child going into the hospital, I don’t know how to prepare my other children. It is a relatively minor surgery but they are still scared.
A: This is a very valid concern. Let your other children be involved by offering to help their sibling to pack his/her bag. Give them as much information as you feel appropriate about the surgery and recovery process. Take your children to choose a gift for their sibling to either take with him/her to the hospital or that they can bring with them when visiting.