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The Facts about Prostate Cancer

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Unless you or a loved one has been affected by prostate cancer, you may be unaware of some essential facts about this common illness. Being informed is key to preventing prostate cancer, and in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, here’s a brief overview of the disease, its causes and the possible treatment options available. […]

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Purple Pedicure for a Purpose

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Sometimes all it takes is a simple gesture to make someone’s day. That’s exactly what Ralph Kapostins had in mind when he decided to join his wife, Valerie Brosdal, and get a purple pedicure. Brosdal, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in the summer of August 2013 and started treatment right away.  One day, […]

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How to Find Courage When You Think You Have None

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Ernest Hemingway called courage “grace under pressure.” It is one of the most important virtues of humanity, and its part of what helps people survive and thrive when facing their worst fears. According to Aristotle, “You will never do anything in this world without courage.” You must have courage to persevere and perseverance is vital […]

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How to Support a Friend through Their Cancer Journey

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You may want to serve an important role in supporting a friend or loved one through their cancer journey. Although this is a difficult and challenging time for both of you, there are several ways you can show your friend just how much you care. Even seemingly small steps, such as being flexible with your […]

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Cancer and Body Image: Learn to Love Your Scars

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Whether tangible or invisible, on the heart or on the chest, cancer scars can affect everything: from your self-perception and self-confidence to your ability to cope with life’s everyday struggles. For cancer patients and survivors, it’s important to remember that cancer may drastically change your life, but the disease does not define you. And your […]

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You can breathe a sigh of relief: Science has found no correlation between stress and cancer recurrence

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For many cancer survivors, the period of recovery after treatment is marked by feelings of relief and hope, but also stress. Survivors sometimes feel worried that increased levels of stress could cause their cancer to return, but recent research suggests otherwise. The Study Researches from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences conducted a systematic review […]

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Strength: Overcoming Adversity During Difficult Times

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Everyone faces adversity at some point during their life, whether it’s a difficult situation at work, a friend in need, or a life changing medical diagnosis. Building up your emotional strength can go a long way when it comes to battling adversity. Don’t forget to rely on others – create a durable support system of […]

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A Courageous Woman’s Inspiring Dance Party

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It takes extreme courage to undergo a double mastectomy, but Deborah Cohan took bravery to the next level when she threw a dance party in the operating room right before her surgery. Luckily, a camera was there to capture Cohan and the OR staff at San Francisco’s Mount Zion Hospital busting a move to Beyoncé’s […]

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Research Shows Yoga May Help Cancer Patients Sleep Better

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For decades we’ve known that yoga has a great number of benefits—flexibility, core strength, and a healthier, happier state of mind, just to name a few. Now, research is suggesting that yoga could help those who have undergone cancer treatment sleep better. Here’s a look at the reasons why cancer patients are more susceptible to […]

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