Elyse Notarianni

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Read November 28, 2017

What it’s like when a parent is diagnosed with cancer

“I don’t remember my mom ever being sick,” Maddie Buyers said. “It’s weird to all the sudden realize that your mom can’t take care of you the way she used to.” Last year, her mom found out she had Stage III Breast Cancer.
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Read November 21, 2017

Practicing Gratitude Increases Physical and Mental Health

Thanksgiving is a day for food, family, and being thankful for the blessings in your life. But thankfulness should not be a yearly occurrence. Adopting a daily gratitude practice scientifically makes you healthier and happier. Over the past 20 years, researchers have found that making a habit of expressing gratitude can have physical and mental benefits.
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Read November 21, 2017

How to Practice Self-Care as a Caregiver

For our 35th anniversary year, as part of our Fall Cancer Awareness campaign, the Cancer Support Community would like to highlight how you can support someone with cancer so that you or your loved ones can feel “sustained by community.”
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Read November 14, 2017

Sustained by Community

For our 35th anniversary year, as part of our Fall Cancer Awareness campaign, the Cancer Support Community would like to highlight how you can support someone with cancer so that you or your loved ones can feel “sustained by community.”
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Read November 3, 2017

7 Days of Healthy Meals

When going through cancer treatment, maintaining good nutrition is one of the most important things you can do to keep your body and immune system strong. You’ve grown up learning about healthy eating and the food pyramid, but nutrition can look different for cancer patients.
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Read November 1, 2017

How to Support a Loved One with Cancer

For our 35th anniversary year, as part of our Fall Cancer Awareness campaign, the Cancer Support Community would like to highlight how you can support someone with cancer so that you or your loved ones can feel “sustained by community.”
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Read October 30, 2017

Making Hard Decisions about Breast Cancer

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy, but it becomes even more complicated when you feel pressured to make a quick decision about your treatment. The internet is teeming with so many breast cancer treatment options, studies, and opinions that it’s hard to determine what is best for you.
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Read October 26, 2017

12-Year-Old Makes Slime to Raise Money for Kidney Cancer Research

Slime has recently become the biggest thing next to fidget spinners and the Trolls movie. Catherine Porter’s 12-year-old daughter mixed passion with purpose as she turned her love of creating slime into a business and fundraiser for the Cancer Support Community.
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Read October 25, 2017

Strengthened by Action: Join the Grassroots Network

For our 35th anniversary year, as part of our Fall Cancer Awareness campaign, the Cancer Support Community would like to highlight how you can make a difference through advocacy so that you and your loved ones can be “strengthened by action!”
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Read October 20, 2017

National Mammogram Day: 7 Things to Know

Today marks National Mammography Day. Every year, this day falls on the third Friday of October, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as a reminder to women that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection.
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Read October 18, 2017

Strengthened by Action: Ways to Donate

Studies show that people who donate money are happier and healthier than those who don’t. Giving activates pleasure centers in the brain that adds to a person’s self-esteem, sense of purpose, overall happiness and physical health, regardless of income level.
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Read October 11, 2017

Strengthened by Action: 5 Ways to Fundraise for Cancer Advocacy

For our 35th anniversary year, as part of our Fall Cancer Awareness campaign, the Cancer Support Community would like to highlight how to make a difference through fundraising so that you or your loved ones are “strengthened by action!”
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Read September 27, 2017

Empowered by Knowledge: Five Ways to Manage Stress

Stress is an inevitable part of life, especially after a cancer diagnosis. Excessive amounts of stress can harm both your physical and psychological health, and in a time when your body is already vulnerable, it’s vital to learn how to manage those feelings.