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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?

10 Actions You Can Take to Improve Your Quality of Life

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An excerpt from The Cancer Support Community’s newly updated and redesigned educational resource Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments and Side Effects.

Common Emotional Concerns for People Impacted by Cancer

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

There are ways you can manage your emotional well-being so you can live well with cancer.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Empowering Listeners to Live Well with Cancer

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

From the Affordable Care Act, to finding the silver linings in cancer, to playing video games, it has been an exciting time to tune in Frankly Speaking About Cancer. Hosted by Kim Thiboldeaux, CSC’s President and CEO, and airing every Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, Frankly Speaking About Cancer empowers listeners to live well with cancer. The internet radio show covers a wide variety of topics, and this past month has been no exception. Take a look below at our most recent topics and guests.

Finding meaning and purpose in life after a cancer diagnosis

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hearing the words “you have cancer” is a life changing event that for many people causes stress, fear and loneliness. Although life will almost certainly change dramatically, for many people this can bring some positive changes. A diagnosis of cancer can be a chance to try to understand the greater purpose or reason behind your life. This search for meaning can often lead to a greater understanding of yourself and others and clarify for you what really matters. People report feeling a greater sense of inner peace and satisfaction with life. While no one is happy to receive a diagnosis of cancer, many people have used the experience to identify things in their lives that they would like to change. Finding meaning and purpose is not a constant search and for each person the process will be different. Many people find that that their perspective and what is meaningful will change over time depending on their unique situation.

How to Start a Cancer Support Group in Your Community

Thursday, December 13, 2012

“How can I start a support group?” is a question I am often asked. For people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones, there is increasing evidence that support groups can be beneficial in improving not only the day-to-day quality of life but also on your chances of survival. For some it is relatively easy to find a local group, and there are also telephone and online support groups available. However, for those of you unable to locate a group that fits your needs, here are some suggestions on how to start a support group—but look before you leap!

Tips for Coping with a Long Hospital Stay

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CSC welcomes Robyn Stoller, founder of CancerHawk and tireless patient advocate as a guest blogger. We’re thrilled to be working with her and look forward to additional informative and insightful posts in the coming months.

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