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Caregiving is a compassionate act, in which caregivers not only tend to their loved ones’ physical needs but hold space for their emotional experiences of suffering and fear.“The goal of caregiving isn’t to cheer the other person up,” Buchanan says. “It’s to be with them, to be emotionally open and present with them. That’s what a caregiver understands and that’s often what nobody else understands.”That’s why being in community with other caregivers can be so powerful.Excerpt from UCLA Health Connect – Caregivers find loving support at Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology UCLA Health Connect recently posted an article featuring

“A cancer diagnosis means different things to different people,” Dr. Cleary said. “It is a different experience for everyone. When we sit down with a patient, we tailor support specifically for them, to address their needs and to help them manage this life-changing experience.”In their initial meetings, Simms/Mann clinicians will engage in guided conversation about the specifics of the patient’s life and the impact of cancer. They will discuss work and interests, what kind of friends and family are involved, other medical conditions, and whether the patient has children who will be involved.Excerpt from UCLA Health Connect - Communication with

I'm often the first therapist they have ever met in any health setting, and I recognize it is different when I ask how they are doing mentally and emotionally," Dr. Tran said. "And I always start out by telling them that it is OK to feel what it is that they are going through, to think what they are thinking right now, and that they can talk about it with me if they want.Excerpt from UCLA Health Connect - Dr. Jenny Tran exemplifies whole-person, culturally focused care at the heart of Simms/Mann cancer program UCLA Health Connect recently posted a profile of Jenny Tran,

For the patients’ close relatives, learning that a genetic predisposition to cancer runs in the family may prompt their own genetic assessment. If they discover that they too have inherited a genetic risk for cancer, they can take proactive steps to manage the risk. Depending on the situation, these steps may include increased screening, preventive medication and/or risk-reducing surgery.To help guide personalized strategies for preventing, detecting and treating hereditary cancers, UCLA Health committed to enhancing its existing Cancer Genetic Counseling services two years ago. Since then, the program’s team has more than doubled in size to include Niell-Swiller, three additional genetic

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