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.

4 Tips to Find a Qualified Oncology Massage Therapist from MD Anderson

This post comes from MD Anderson’s Blog Cancerwise and was written by Siri Sumler, massage therapist at MD Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Center.  It’s a great article on finding a qualified massage therapist.   “It has been known for thousands of years that massage feels good, helps relieve pain, stress and...


Financial Assistance for Pediatric Cancer Patients Living in South Carolina

  If you live in South Carolina and have a child with a diagnosis of cancer, check out Children’s Chance– they help support South Carolina children and their families facing pediatric cancer with non-medical needs.   Children’s Chance offers the following programs & types of financial aid for cancer patients: *  Family...


So You’ve Completed Your Cancer Treatments… Now What?

  Thanks to advances in early detection and better treatment regimens, there are an estimated 12 million cancer survivors living in the US today.  Amazing, right! But what happens after active treatment has been completed?  Many cancer survivors can tell you that recovery is not always the end of their cancer...


Kale & Butternut Squash Saute

  WedMD writes this about kale… “Move over Popeye and make room for the “queen of greens,” kale. Gaining in popularity, kale is an amazing vegetable being recognized for its exceptional nutrient richness, health benefits, and delicious flavor.  Eating a variety of natural, unprocessed vegetables can do wonders for your...


Getting the “RIGHT” Medication…

Meet guest blogger Barbara Bronson Gray.  Barbara is an award-winning writer and a nationally recognized health expert. Through her work on  BodBoss.com, Barbara aims to educate & empower people to be the boss of their own bodies.  Barbara is also a regular contributor to HealthDay.com, preparedpatientforum.com and thirdage.com. She has...


Don’t Mix Grapefruit With Some Medications

  Alan LOVED to eat fruit, any kind of fruit… but his favorites were strawberries, blueberries and grapefruit.  However, I remember when he was taking sutent (typically used to treat kidney cancer), “chemo-in-a-pill” as we called it, he was not allowed to eat grapefruit… or drink his favorite soda Fresca...


FREE High Quality Wigs for Female Cancer Patients

Cancer patients say that hair loss is one of the most emotionally devastating side effects of chemotherapy.  To help maintain a positive body image & sense of normalcy, many cancer patients opt to wear a wig.  However, some insurance companies won’t cover the cost of a wig, and the ones...


FREE Fitness Programs for Cancer Survivors

    Everyone knows that exercise is good for you.  Generally speaking, people with stronger, leaner bodies have more energy, are healthier and basically feel better.  Research has now shown that exercise is especially important for cancer survivors.  Regular exercise does all of the following: improves mood boosts self-confidence and...




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