Category Archives: Living with Cancer

Making a difference for others with cancer

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating and a journey that is unclear to those moving through it. Yet patients who have faced cancer are more than willing to share information about their experience perhaps with the hope that their … Continue reading

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Finding meaning and purpose in life after a cancer diagnosis

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 … Continue reading

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How to start a cancer support group in your community

“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 … Continue reading

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Tips for managing the holidays when living with cancer

It’s a special time of year if you are celebrating any of the seasonal holidays. Celebrations, religious observations, cooking, decorating, gift-giving, time with friends and family—these are just a few of the things filling up your calendar.  If you or … Continue reading

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Social ties and cancer survival

For 30 years the Cancer Support Community has promoted the idea that social and emotional support are an essential part of cancer care and can affect outcomes. In a recently published study, researchers at Kaiser Permanente have shown that strong … Continue reading

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