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Cancer Survivors Bring Comfort to Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

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Many cancer survivors have made it their mission to give back and assist cancer patients active in treatment. For New Yorker, Ann Marie Paolucci, and Las Vegas resident, Jessica Gaylor, their experiences battling cancer gave them the drive to provide comfort and support to fellow patients. Both women established nonprofits that provide cancer patients with […]

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Cancer Cannot Shatter Hope

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At times it may feel as though cancer has all of the control; as though cancer is in the driver’s seat and is calling all of the shots. It is a good thing to remember, however, that there is a lot that cancer cannot do, no matter how all-powerful it may seem. Cancer cannot destroy […]

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Artists Boost Self Esteem with “Henna Crowns” for Cancer Patients

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Photo courtesy of Sowmya Ranganathan via Flickr CC A global community of henna artists have partnered with the company, Henna Heals, to raise awareness of “henna crowns”, a temporary, safe and all-natural form of body-art for people experiencing hair loss. These intricate works of art are painted onto the scalps of patients who have lost their hair […]

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National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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Each May, the American Brain Tumor Association, the National Brain Tumor Society and other organizations rally together to raise awareness about brain cancer. The month provides opportunities to highlight the challenges faced by those with a brain tumor diagnosis and helps draw attention to the achievements made by the medical and scientific communities in their […]

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Cancer Patient Inspiring Others to Write Notes to Their Loved Ones

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Stage IV kidney cancer patient, Garth Callaghan, is on a mission: He wants to inspire parents everywhere to write notes to their children. Callaghan, 45, began writing inspirational “napkin notes” to his daughter, Emma, when she was in kindergarten. The one and two-sentence messages, penned on napkins that Callaghan slipped into his daughter’s lunchbox each […]

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We Can Be Our Own Heroes

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All of us may face challenges in our lifetime. While we may not always be in control of what life throws our way, we can however, choose how we react to the challenges we face. We can choose not to let our difficulties paralyze us and we can decide to face our hardships head on. […]

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Cancer Patients are Living Longer Due to Improved Treatment Methods

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Two out of three people with an invasive cancer live five years or more after their diagnoses, according to the results of a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in March 2015. Advancements in treatment methods and early detection have increased cancer survival rates over the last several years, […]

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Healing the body through yoga: Woman gives back to community with yoga classes for cancer patients

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Amelia Coffaro is a 30-year-old acclaimed photographer and certified yoga instructor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two years ago, she was also a stage III inflammatory breast cancer patient. After undergoing a double mastectomy, and 17 months of chemotherapy, radiation, Coffaro is now a cancer survivor. Now she is looking to give back to the community that […]

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This April, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is Reminding Men to Get Screened for Testicular Cancer

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  Testicular cancer is not as common as other cancers, however, according to statistics provided by the National Cancer Institute (it accounts for just 1 percent of all male cancers), it still affects a population of men who are often least likely to seek early treatment: 15 – 35 year olds. Males in their teens […]

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Minnesota Town Turns Pink For Breast Cancer Support

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Showing support for people diagnosed with breast cancer, Adams, a small town in Minnesota, turned its streets pink earlier this year. From clothing to drinks, to food and buildings, not an inch was spared during the “Paint the Town Pink” event. After Debbie Retterath, an Adams town local, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, […]

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