• 7/05/2017

    Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be an incredibly difficult and stressful task. Numerous studies have been conducted on what stress does to the body and scientists agree that there are lots of damaging effects.

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  • 6/28/2017

    What’s your go-to summer celebration? Do you plan family or neighborhood dinners? How about attending a ceremony or parade to honor those brave men and women who have served in the United States military? Do you have pool parties, picnics, and BBQs? Do you take a trip to the beach or lake?

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  • 6/21/2017

    Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. It will affect 1 in 8 women in the US.

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  • 6/14/2017

    It is often common for cancer survivors to have poor nutrition because of treatment side effects, poor diet patterns, or even adopting unproven nutrition practices. However, nutrition plays an important role in overall health.

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  • 6/07/2017

    I recently had the privilege of visiting with my chemistry professor from college. The semester that I had his class he was diagnosed with cancer, which kept him from finishing the semester with us. I was glad to find that his funny and optimistic personality had not left him through the treatment process. During the visit he was able to catch me up on the journey he had endured over the last year and a half. Everything from surgery to chemotherapy had taken its toll on his body but not on his spirit.

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  • 6/01/2017

    Survivorship is the next chapter in the cancer journey after treatment has ended and there are no signs of the disease. Some people think of it like a school graduation.

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  • 5/30/2017

    Summer travel is right around the corner. Traveling with cancer can present some additional challenges. With a little extra planning and preparation, your trip and time at the airport can be a smoother and more enjoyable experience.

    Before you go:

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  • 5/24/2017

    May 29th is World Digestive Health Day. The digestive or gastrointestinal (G.I.) system is made up of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. These organs work together to break down the food you eat into nutrients that are absorbed by the bloodstream and carried to all of the cells in your body. This is what gives your body the vital fuel it needs to function.

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  • 5/24/2017

    My father, the rock of our family, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and it changed everything. I was deployed to Afghanistan at the time so it was very surreal for me. However, my mother was there every step of the way.

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  • 5/17/2017

    Growing up, I was surrounded by many kind women in my church congregation who were always quick to cook a meal and bring it to someone they knew who was newly diagnosed or struggling with a chronic illness.

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