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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.

4 Ways to Stress Less

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Have you ever found yourself feeling so stressed that you have to put things on hold? April is Stress Awareness Month, and the Cancer Support Community recognizes that a cancer diagnosis can influence stress levels. That is why we are celebrating the resources we have for stress management. These tips below can be used regularly to ensure healthy stress levels or during times when you feel especially stressed.

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:

6 Tips for Avoiding a Workplace Illness This Winter

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

For anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, being around people who are sick with a winter cold or flu can be dangerous. Below are some tips to avoid catching a cold from your coworkers—and others—this winter.

How Does Exercise Combat Depression

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daily exercise has been shown to improve symptoms of depression, release muscle tension and reduce levels of cortisol – a stress hormone

RECAP: 4 Things You Should Know About Metastic Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Earlier this month, during an episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, talked with Shirley Mertz, Board President of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN), Stacy Lewis, Chief Program Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of the Young Survival Coalition and Khadijah Carter, who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2010 and has used her story to inspire others.

3 Tips for Traveling with Cancer

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Here are our top three tips for planning a safe and healthy vacation or “staycation” this Labor Day.

Learning to Ask for Help

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Family and friends want to help. Let them! They want to support you even if it is in some small way. However, what seems like small help to them will feel like huge help to you.

How Recreation can be Therapeutic during Your Cancer Journey

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Therapeutic Recreation may help enhance not only your activity levels, but also your overall quality of life. When you’re living with cancer, taking good care of your body, mind and spirit is more imperative than ever and therapeutic recreation is a great place to start.

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