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Make Our Lung Cancer Community More Visible - Share Your Experience

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Calling all lung cancer patients/survivors and care partners! The science is finally moving faster, providing more treatment options and hope for the future. Now we also need to help shape what the future looks like in other ways. Here in Lung Cancer Awareness Month, please take a few minutes to register for the Cancer Experience Registry and fill out the questionnaire.

Creating Your Cancer Support Network Online

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

<p>MyLifeLine.org is a Denver-based non-profit focused on social and emotional support services for cancer patients. Since technology is such a big part of our day-to-day lives, it&rsquo;s amazing to be able to use it for support for cancer patients and their loved ones. Learn more about MyLifeLine.org and how it can be used to provide a community for those impacted by cancer.</p>

Taking Charge of Scars: Emerging Art of Mastectomy Tattoos

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, millions of women are faced with the tough decision of undergoing a mastectomy or lumpectomy, in addition to other forms of treatment like chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Following these surgeries, which leave women with scars or no breasts at all, there is the option of having reconstructive surgery or leaving the scars as they are. Non-profits like P.Ink want to give women another option—tattoos. While tattooing over surgical scars is not a practice unique to P.Ink and can be requested at any tattoo parlor, P.Ink is one of the only nonprofits in the country that provides women with creative and self-expressive ways to transform their scars.

How the Declaration of Independence Applies to Living with Cancer

Thursday, July 2, 2015

“Now I am face to face with dying. It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me.”

These words came from Oliver Sacks, the renowned professor, neurologist, author, amateur chemist and now ocular melanoma patient who recently was told his cancer could not be stopped. And Oliver Sacks is right—everyone living with terminal cancer has a choice about how to live through their disease. And if it were me, I’d live with the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson in mind.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are three qualities guaranteed to every American by the Declaration of Independence, and nothing—not the government, not a disease and certainly not a prognosis—can take those qualities away from you.

The Power of Your Words

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Expressive writing has gained so much attention in recent years. It’s comforting for someone facing a difficult medical diagnosis to have tools available to help modulate the wide variety of emotions that come with it.

5 Ways to Help a Friend with Cancer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When your friend is diagnosed with cancer, the first thing you want to do is help and the last thing you want to do is say the wrong thing. But it’s hard to know what will actually be helpful. Here are some ways to show your support.

Springtime in the Garden of Good and Angry

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer is a season that many people associate with being outdoors. Lying out by the pool or on the beach, taking long walks, going for a run, gardening, and grilling outdoors are just some leisurely activities that people do in the summer. However, it is important to remember that there are health risks associated with these activities and amid all of the fun, it is important to take precautions to help you and your family stay safe.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade. When Life Gives You Cancer…

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maayan’s story that tells how she and the Hello Doctor app team are revolutionizing and simplifying the patient experience.

Exercising for Wellness

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Studies have shown that physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrences and improved survival compared with those who are inactive. But how exactly do you begin exercising?

Veronica’s Story

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Veronica Backes, a 20 year cancer survivor, shares her inspirational story with the Cancer Support Community.

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