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.

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...


WTF is “Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation”?

For younger women diagnosed with cancer, the same treatments that are designed to save their lives can damage their ovaries and render them infertile.  However, there are options available to help preserve fertility. For some female patients, egg & embryo freezing is one option if done before treatment begins.  For...

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...


Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen

Simply put, I believe that whatever you put into your body affects your body.  Makes sense, right?  I also have to say that personally, I believe that food choices alone can not cure someone of cancer… although such choices can  strengthen the human body and help boost our immune system- two...


Guided Imagery App to Help Fight Cancer

Many, many years ago, I was told the following by a client of mine: If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it, you shall achieve it! Although I do NOT believe that the power of positive thinking alone can cure a person of cancer, I do agree...

WTF is Oral Mucositis?

  Everyone knows that hair loss is a common side effects of chemo and radiation -but did you know that these therapies can also wreak havoc in the mouth?  Not only can cancer treatments cause severe dry mouth or xerostomia, but they can also cause oral mucositis.  So WTF is...


FREE Wigs for Breast Cancer Patients in Arizona

The Live and Give Foundation, Inc. aka ‘Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump!’ offers free wigs to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy who live in Arizona through their “Wig Out Program”.  Whether you have insurance coverage for wigs or not, the Live & Give Foundation’s Wig Out Program will pay up to...


Berry Almond Smoothie

  Meet Guest Bloggers Kendall & Annette from Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen:  Kendall Scott, CHHC and Annette Ramke, CHHC began a journey into Cancer World and came out on the other side, healthier, happier and inspired by the power of food and integrative health. Kendall received a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis...




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