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Suggestions for Living with Cancer

  This guest post was written by Valerie Johnston of Healthline.  Healthline is a medical search engine that provides trusted health information, free tools, news and doctor-reviewed resources that encourage a healthy living.  Valerie is a health and fitness writer from East Texas and has ambitions of one day running a...


iPhone App to Organize Your Medical History

  Throughout our battle with cancer, we must have seen at least 2 dozen doctors specializing in different areas of care, and that doesn’t include all the residents or interns we were forced to speak with or the doctors we met during our unexpected emergency room visits. I felt like...


Power Outage Food Safety Tips

  Is food left in the refrigerator safe to eat after a power outage?  Although the answer depends on how long you’ve been without power, this is an especially important question for cancer patients whose immune system has already been comprised by chemotherapy & radiation treatments.   Here’s the dealio...


got Cancer? call LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Services

  Navigating your way through a diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming, confusing and downright scary- and that’s a GROSS understatement.  To help cancer patients & their loved ones make sense of it all, some hospitals & private oncology practices now have “Oncology Navigators” on staff. Oncology Navigators literally help patients...

Good Nutrition Made Easy…

  For most people, the ability to consistently follow a healthy, well-balanced diet is no easy task.  This is especially true for cancer patients as chemotherapy and radiation often cause cancer patients to experience a lack of appetite, nausea, changes in taste and even difficulty swallowing.  Without proper nutrition, treatment-related-fatigue, lack...


S.W.A.K (Sealed With A Kiss)…

What is Card Care Connection? Alan and I were constantly amazed how kind complete strangers were to us while we were battling cancer.  Their words of encouragement & random acts of kindness helped give us the strength we needed to take on another day.  I remember meeting a woman while...


Raising $$$ to Help Cover Cancer Treatments & Expenses

I had no idea how expensive having cancer could be, that is until I lived it… co-pays, RXs, supplements, OTC meds, special foods, private nursing assistance, testing or procedures that insurance didn’t cover (even though we had excellent insurance coverage), parking fees at doctor’s offices, the list of expenses goes on & on.  An...


FREE 90 day trial of e-Caring’s Home Health Monitoring System

e-Caring’s graphics make this system super easy to use! When a loved one is sick or needs taking care of in a home environment, how can you easily keep track of and monitor their condition? Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…  eCaring has created an online system that...


Tools that Keep Track of Vital Information

Knowledge is power…. and when it comes to cancer, knowing and keeping track of the different procedures, doctors, scans, results, treatment plans, hospitalizations and medication history crucial. Check out these tools designed to help patients & caregivers not only organize vital information, but make it readily accessible: I LOVE The Medical Day...


Gift Cards for Cancer Patients

Often times, it’s the little things that people say or do that make a big impact in our lives.  The Cancer Card Xchange does just this… The Cancer Card Xchange collects gift cards from donors… any re-gifted or newly purchased gift card in any denomination from $5 up to $100. ...




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