This week we celebrate the life of Jimmy Buffett as we also learn about Merkel cell carcinoma, the type of skin cancer that caused his death.
What do you do when frontline chemotherapy fails to stop cancer from growing? Your care team may offer the decision between aggressive anticancer treatment or palliative and hospice care. We share the story of one patient as she determined what was...
We often use words like fighting, battle, and war for illness like cancer, but can "fighters" feel like failures when illness advances? Learn how can we do better.
Palliative chemotherapy is often offered for those with widely metastatic disease to ease symptoms, but does it accomplish its goals? Learn what the science says.
The entertainment world had two significant losses this spring with the deaths of Darcelle XV and Dame Edna Everage. Their lives were fascinating (including a child abducted by a koala!?) and well-lived and they will be missed by their fans. We also...
Learn about the Death Positive Movement and how to disarm fear and improve the time we have left by educating ourselves and preparing for our own mortality.
A terminal diagnosis for a loved one can turn the world upside-down. Giving care also requires good self-care and healthy perspective. In this episode you will learn several tools to help you in the rough road ahead.
If you knew this would be your last good day with someone, or your own independence, would you do something different? Why wait? This episode is all about capturing those moments...and eating lots of pizza and ice cream!
What is different about grieving as a millennial? Learn from Claire as she shares her perspectives about millennial grief, widowhood, and using humor to normalize the life cycle, which, of course, includes death.