Keeping a family strong through cancer

The holiday season generally brings to mind memories and images of spending time with your family and friends while you carry out your yearly traditions. However, for someone dealing with a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatments, the holidays can take on a different perspective. No matter the time of year, cancer is not only stressful on the patient, but also very stressful on family and loved ones. Psychologist, physical therapist, and bestselling author, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, witnesses first hand how cancer affects patients and their families emotionally. Here are five tips from Dr. Lombardo to help families stay strong when someone is fighting cancer:

Taking steps to stay strong as a whole family will help everyone involved better deal with what a cancer diagnosis can bring.

About the author:
Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D., is a psychologist, physical therapist, and author of the bestselling book “A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness.” She is a media go-to person with interviews by various national media outlets including The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, WSJ, Forbes, Woman’s Day, Glamour, Self, Woman’s World, Health and Cosmopolitan. For more information and to learn how Elizabeth can help you, go to A Happy You.