Category Archives: Living with Cancer

How recreation can be therapeutic during your cancer journey

Since 1984, National Therapeutic Recreation Week has been celebrated the second week of July. Its purpose is to raise awareness and educate communities about activities available to boost the wellness of people living with physical, mental or emotional challenges. Therapeutic recreation is … Continue reading

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When the cancer journey meets Hollywood

It is not uncommon to turn on your TV to a new show or movie featuring a character facing a cancer diagnosis. Think of the shows The Big C and Chasing Life or the movies 50/50, The Bucket List, and … Continue reading

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New video explains immunotherapy treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

by Tara Whithington, CAE – SITC Executive Director   What is cancer immunotherapy? How does immunotherapy work to control cancer? Should I consider participating in a cancer immunotherapy clinical trial? In response to patients’ questions like these, Society for Immunotherapy … Continue reading

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Doctor Priorities vs. Patient Priorities

For a doctor, the number one priority is treating the patient’s illness. But for patients, their number one priority isn’t always their disease. A disease is just one part of someone’s life. So, what happens when your priorities and your … Continue reading

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Exercising for wellness

Staying active when you are living with cancer can be a challenge. Fortunately, healthy physical activity does not have to be intense and strenuous. To help us dive into this topic, this week’s guest blogger is Carol Michaels, a cancer … Continue reading

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