Comfort & Community

Coping With Mesothelioma: A Support Group for this Rare Cancer

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. Support for Mesothelioma Patients If you were diagnosed with lung cancer, you wouldn’t...


“How We Survived Cancer” – 7 Insights from Cancer Insiders

This post was written by guest blogger Greg Pierce.  Greg is a 3x cancer survivor, American Cancer Society Hero of Hope speaker and Social Media Community Manager for WhatNext.com.   WhatNext.com is a fantastic support site where anyone touched by cancer can connect with others on a similar path.  WhatNext.com makes it easy to share...


A Little Shirt Can Go A Long Way

  In May of 2009, Alan had brain surgery.  I remember sitting in the waiting room of MD Anderson with Alan’s parents and his sisters for 8 hours anxiously awaiting news about Alan’s surgery.  There were tons of other people there also waiting for news about their loved one’s surgery. ...


Using Social Media to Navigate a Diagnosis of Cancer

No ifs, ands or buts about it… cancer sucks!  A diagnosis of cancer is life altering.  And for many, it is devastating – emotionally, physically, financially and socially.  Navigating a treatment plan and finding, much less making sense of, the information & existing resources that help cancer patients and caregivers...


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...


The name says it all… “Hope Connections for Cancer Support”

Let’s face it… cancer is a life-changing disease that has the potential to wreak havoc on anyone it touches- patient, caregiver, family & even close friends.   What is Hope Connections for Cancer Support? If you live in the greater Washington DC area, check out Hope Connections for Cancer Support – they...

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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