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Skin Care Products Designed for People Battling Cancer

Cancer treatments can wreak havoc on your sick. Common irritations include redness, rashes, itching, peeling, dryness, acne, and increased sensitivity to the sun.  And often times, the skin care products that used to work so well no longer do. Check out M.O.O.N. Organics– founded by Susan Gonzalez, a registered nurse &...


Can Curcumin Help Fight Cancer?

Curcumin (n)  “A compound present in the spice turmeric, frequently used in Indian food.  Its chemical makeup is responsible for the yellow coloring of turmeric, and is often used specifically to give color to foods. However, it may serve a more important purpose to humans. Medical researchers are fascinated by curcumin because it...


Clothing Designed for Chemotherapy Patients

I just LOVE products that designed to make life a little easier for chemotherapy patients….  Check out Libre Clothing – comfortable, functional clothing designed for chemotherapy, infusion & dialysis patients. Clothes made just for chemotherapy patients… Infusion sites and ports are typically located on a patient’s arm, upper thigh or...


Gettin’ Cozy During Chemo

Last weekend my daughter organized a “blanket party”…. No it was not a giant sleepover (although she would have liked that I’m sure).  Instead over 60 people came to our house, sat on the floor and tied lots & lots of knots to make 100 cozy fleece blankets that will...


What to Know When Choosing a Wig

Whether you’re a man or a woman, the thought of losing your hair can be traumatic- especially when the hair loss is caused by cancer treatments. And if you opt to go for a wig, how do you get started?  Trying to find a wig that works best can be a...


FREE Tote & Support for Women Facing Cancer

I just learned of yet another amazing organization called The Lydia Project.  The Lydia Project provides several FREE services to women facing any type of cancer anywhere in the world. Request A Tote   Although many physician offices & hospitals from around the country (click HERE to see a listing) distribute free Lydia...


FREE Blankets for Cancer Patients

  My daughter has been thinking about the different mitzvah (good deed) projects she can take on in honor of her upcoming bat mitzvah.  It’s no surprise that she wants to do something to bring to comfort to cancer patients.  And then the idea hit us…  how about making cozy, fun,...


Keepin’ the Love Alive… Sex & Cancer

Just in case you missed this post when I guest blogged for one of my very favorite cancer sites, The Cancer Support Community, I’m re-posting today on CancerHawk….  When you or your partner have cancer, good lovin’ is probably the last thing on your mind… for a while anyways… and...




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