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...


What to Expect on Your 1st Day of Chemo

This article “What You Can Expect On Your First Day of Chemotherapy” was posted on CrazySexyLife (one of my all-time favorite sites) and is written by Britta Aragon, a cancer survivor and the founder of Cinco Vidas, Inc. She wrote “When Cancer Hits: Your Complete Guide to Taking Care of YOU Through...


Pennies from Heaven Provides Financial Assistance

If you are a parent caring for a sick child and need help making ends meet, Pennies from Heaven may be able to help. Financial Assistance for Families With a Sick Child Pennies from Heaven provides financial assistance for families in need so they don’t have to leave their sick child’s...


FREE Housecleaning for Cancer Patients

There are several amazing organizations that will clean the homes of cancer patients FREE of charge.  Regardless of geographic area served, all of these amazing groups partner with licensed & bonded professional cleaning services to clean the homes of cancer patients.  Listed below are two groups that I know of so...


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...


Is My Cancer Different from Yours?

  If you’ve been reading CancerHAWK for a while, you know that I’m a HUGE proponent of molecular & biomarker testing and taking a personalized approach to treating cancer.  It wasn’t until we were on the wrong path with Alan’s chemo treatments that we even really understood that two people...


New Protocol for Some Breast Cancer Patients

BIG NEWS in the world of breast cancer…. According to researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center, chemotherapy is as effective BEFORE breast cancer surgery as after.  In fact, when chemotherapy is given BEFORE surgery, the breast cancer tumors will hopefully have shrunken, thus making them more likely to be treatable with breast-conserving therapy or lumpectomy (removing...


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...


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...


Getting Organized

When Alan was diagnosed with cancer for the 2nd time in 2009, I needed to get all of his medical records and information organized.  Not only were we being given tons of new information, but Alan had a noteworthy medical history (he was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2000) that...




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