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Remember That Cancer is Not "Beyond Us"

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Today is World Cancer Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer and its impact on local communities all over the globe.

This year’s theme is “Not Beyond Us.” This tagline can be interpreted and applied in a few different ways. One idea that came to my mind is the impact that cancer continues to have even after a person is finished with treatment. Life doesn’t just go back to normal. Cancer survivors are often faced with challenges even after they’ve been declared cancer-free.

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed: Tips for You, By You

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On several occasions, we asked our Facebook followers to share with us what advice they would give to anyone who is just beginning their cancer journey. Below are some of the amazing and inspirational responses we have gotten so far. Take a look—it just might be what you needed to hear today!

Support from a Distance - 5 Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Often, long-distance caregivers may feel guilty for not being there in person, struggle with coordinating support for their loved one or worry about emergency situations. It’s important for these far-away loved ones to remember that they are not alone—In fact, it is estimated that 7 million people in the U.S. are long-distance caregivers. Many of these people are family members of someone with cancer—daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. Below are a few tips for supporting your loved one and yourself even when you can’t be there physically.

When the Weather Outside is Frightful

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Part of coping with winter is being prepared to ride out winter storms indoors when the roads aren’t safe to travel. For people who are touched by cancer, this can require some extra preparation to make sure you stay safe, relaxed and avoid illness. Below are a few things to remember on cold, snowy days.

Rethinking the New Year's Resolution

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Around this time last year, I wrote a post on New Year’s resolutions for people living with cancer. If you’re looking to live well in 2015, this is a great place to start—but if you still aren’t a fan of the traditional New Year’s resolution, take a look at some of these suggestions for getting a fresh start this year:

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