Support Services

Cancer doesn’t have to be isolating and scary.  In this section, you can learn about different support options.  Connecting with a social worker or oncology navigator or meeting someone who has been where you are now through an online community, support group or mentoring program can be super helpful. There are even incredible camps and retreats for when you need to take a break from cancer.  You don’t have to do this alone.

WTF is Retail Therapy?

retail therapy (n): “shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer’s mood or disposition. Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition, it is normally a short-lived habit. Items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as “comfort buys’.’  (source: Wikipedia)   After Alan initially passed away, I tried...


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...


got Mesothelioma? get answers from asbestos.com

I just learned of an amazing, one-stop shop resource for anyone affected by mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare and highly aggressive form of cancer that affects the mesothelium- the thin, protective membrane that covers the lungs, heart and other internal body organs. Typically, mesothelioma is a caused by exposure to...


WTF is an Oncology Nurse Navigator?

Anyone touched by cancer knows first hand how challenging the journey can be. Looking back at our cancer journeys, I realize the first one was easy with no complications…. albeit, Alan had to endure one major surgery but that was it. The second cancer diagnosis however brought about a complex...


For Anyone Touched by Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

This is an AMAZING resource for anyone touched by Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia or CML.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) is referred to by a variety of names, such as chronic granulocytic, chronic myelocytic, or chronic myeloid leukemia. CML results from a change (mutation) to the DNA of a...


Join the “Dear Cancer” Letter Writing Campaign

I LOVE this ….. Varian Medical Systems (leading manufacturer of medical devices & software for treating cancer & other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy & brachytherapy) has created an AMAZING letter writing campaign to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Varian launched its “Dear Cancer” campaign in 2008 to inspire patients, families...


Songs of Love… The Medicine of Music

Music can be a source of joy and inspiration.  According the American Cancer Society, some research has even shown that “music therapy can help reduce pain & chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting.”   Check out Songs of Love … a nonprofit organization that creates FREE, personalized original songs to uplift children and teens...


got Breast Cancer? get free support from Pink-Link

If you have been touched by breast cancer, you might want to check out Pink-Link, an online breast cancer support network with over 4500 members from all 50 states and from 40 different countries worldwide.  Many thanks to @TalkAboutHealth for the connection… Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…...




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