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Planes, Trains & Automobiles: How to Safely Travel with Cancer

December 20, 2017

Traveling this holiday season? Traveling with cancer can present some extra challenges if you’re not prepared. There are a few things you may want to keep in mind if you are a cancer patient or caregiver planning on traveling in the next few months.

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Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Cancer Patients This Holiday Season

November 21, 2017

A thoughtful present can lift anyone’s spirits, especially those who are currently fighting cancer. However, a present doesn’t necessarily need to be an object they unwrap. This holiday season, consider an unconventional, yet valuable gift.

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3 Tips for Moderate Exercise at Home

November 17, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends 75 minutes of vigorous and 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly. Here are three tips to get moderate exercise at home.

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Life is Better When You Are Laughing

October 23, 2017

For those living with cancer, it may seem difficult to find a happy state of mind, but laughter can become a source of relief even when facing this particular hardship. Studies show that laughter, when used as a complementary therapy, brings positive results with virtually no negative side effects.

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Fighting Like a Girl - Man With Breast Cancer Shares Personal Journey

October 12, 2017

Retired truck driver Bill Burkert, 66, was going through his normal morning routine last year when he stepped out of the shower to shave and noticed a dimple on the right side of his chest. Always being diligent with his health, he scheduled an appointment with his doctor right away.

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Maintaining Relationships After a Cancer Diagnosis

July 27, 2017

A cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient, but also his or her partner or spouse as well, truly testing the traditional wedding vow, “in sickness and health.” The impact of a cancer diagnosis will be different from couple to couple.

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“I just don’t know what to say…” Tips to Help You Express Support to Someone With Cancer

June 28, 2017

When a friend or loved one is battling cancer, sometimes the thing they need most from you is support. Sometimes, you can be most helpful if you can listen when they want to talk, be available when they need help, and treat them normally, not like they are a burden.

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Just Don’t. Five Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Cancer Patient

June 15, 2017

It’s hard to know what to say to a loved one undergoing cancer treatment. Even well-intentioned words can take on a different meaning for someone fighting cancer. Learn 5 examples of things not to say to someone who has cancer so you can avoid putting your foot in your mouth.

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Feeling Stressed? Try this Relaxation Technique

May 10, 2017

If you're a cancer patient or caregiver, this may be one of the most stressful times of your life. But Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and Integrative Oncologist Dr. Brian Lawenda says keeping your stress levels down is key to fighting the disease and feeling your best.

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How to Express Empathy After a Loved One Has Received a Cancer Diagnosis

April 14, 2017

If your loved one or friend has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to try to genuinely understand their feelings even while processing your own. Learn how to relate to those that you love that are going through a difficult situation.

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Feeling Lucky? A Proactive Approach to Cancer is a Better Bet

March 17, 2017

Luck is the common theme associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but don't leave your health up to luck. Being proactive with health screenings is important to catch any anomalies early.

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7 Things to Keep in Mind When You Have Cancer

March 08, 2017

Having a positive mindset may be one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself after a cancer diagnosis. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, always remember these 7 things.

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