Daily Life

Here you’ll find posts about resources and products created to help you get through the day.  Learn about potential side effects and how to manage them; fitness programs for cancer fighters and survivors; tools to track medications and health history; free house cleaning or babysitting services; care packages to brighten your day; as well as some of our favorite cancer-fighting recipes and much more.

Protect Yourself From Mesothelioma (aka Summer’s Silent Threat)

  Meet PATIENT ADVOCATE Susan Vento of The Asbestos Cancer Victims’ Rights Campaign (ACVRC),  a national campaign dedicated to protecting the rights of asbestos victims, making sure they and their families are protected in seeking compensation, and opposing legislation that seeks to roll back their rights.  At the end of this article written by the ACVRC,...


FREE Running Program for Cancer Survivors

  Pictured above is my husband Alan (on the right) with his childhood friend Andy.  Since this picture was taken, Andy has run more than 30 marathons, completed 13 triathlons and has become a certified running coach.  Despite all these accomplishments, Andy always made time to go for a run or...


All Hail Kale & This Yummy Salad Recipe

  Eating healthy, good-for-you foods during and post-treatment can help cancer patients feel better and stay stronger. Proper nutrition can help them keep up their body weight and strength, keep body tissue healthy, and fight infection. Dark leafy greens are the rockstars of the produce department as they have the most...


2 Tofu Recipes to Potentially Help Inhibit Malignant Growth

Meet GUEST BLOGGER Faith Franz.  Faith is a writer for The Mesothelioma Center, an organization that provides support and resources for people and families with this rare disease.  Faith also likes to spread the word about the benefits of alternative medicine. Tofu –it’s what’s for dinner. (If you’re trying to naturally prevent lung cancer growth,...


MORE Books for Children & Families Living with Cancer

I am amazed how many books have been written to help families deal with a diagnosis of cancer.  Below is yet another post on helpful books written by Bonnie Coberly, Certified Health Counselor (CHC) at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers. Bonnie helps individuals to reach their wellness goals through smart and...


Books Written For Children When an Adult Family Member Has Cancer

I recently came across a helpful list of books written to help children when an adult family member has cancer.  This list was compiled by the Children & Family Program team of The Gathering Place, a non-profit, community-based cancer support center that offers a wide variety of FREE programs for anyone touched...


Adult Survivors of Pediatric Cancer: Get the 411 on Late Effects of Cancer Treatments

  Thanks to advances in early detection and better treatment regimens, survivors of childhood cancers often go on to live full and productive lives.  However, the same treatments that cure cancer can also put survivors at risk for future medical problems.  Such health problems, known as “late effects“, can occur months...


Financial Assistance for Young Adult Cancer Survivors (Applications Due July 19)

  Common challenges facing many 20 & 30 year olds include paying off school loans, finding a job, securing health insurance and learning to live on their own.  These challenges are often compounded if there’s a history of cancer. When many young adults are finished with treatment, medical bills may have...


Meditation Can Help Alleviate Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Meditation (N):  A mind-body process that uses concentration or reflection to relax the body and calm the mind. Meditation has many benefits for general health and well-being.  The NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports that regular meditation can reduce chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, cholesterol, substance...




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