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...


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...


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...

S.W.A.K (Sealed With A Kiss)…

What is Card Care Connection? Alan and I were constantly amazed how kind complete strangers were to us while we were battling cancer.  Their words of encouragement & random acts of kindness helped give us the strength we needed to take on another day.  I remember meeting a woman while...


The Joy Bus Feeds Cancer Patients in Arizona (Maricopa County only)

  Finding the time cook a yummy, healthy, home-cooked meal when a loved one is battling cancer is no easy task.  So often times, friends and family members will start delivering prepared meals and gift cards to restaurants to help out.  But if you live in Maricopa County, Arizona, you...


Creating Everlasting Memories for Kids Who Will Lose a Parent to Cancer

  Sadly & horribly (understatements of the century), there are times when the chemo doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do or when a cancer is found too late and there is little hope of a cure.  In such instances, the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation helps send families on...


FREE Massage for Cancer Patients

According to many studies, therapeutic massage offers real benefits to cancer patients.  Massage can help alleviate painful side effects & fatigue, control nausea, provide relaxation to enhance traditional treatments, and give cancer patients a self-esteem boost. Massage can even help reduce the need for pain medications.   More and more groups (whether...


Raising $$$ to Help Cover Cancer Treatments & Expenses

I had no idea how expensive having cancer could be, that is until I lived it… co-pays, RXs, supplements, OTC meds, special foods, private nursing assistance, testing or procedures that insurance didn’t cover (even though we had excellent insurance coverage), parking fees at doctor’s offices, the list of expenses goes on & on.  An...


What Does Swimming with Sharks & Cancer Have in Common?

One of Alan’s very favorite things to do was to scuba dive.  He loved marine life.  In Tahiti, he swam next to with an 11 foot lemon shark and LOVED it.  So needless to say when I heard about Fin Forward, I got pretty excited. What is Fin Forward? Here’s the...




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