Cancer in Teens and Young Adults
Cancer in Teens and Young Adults – Are they getting it right? Cancer is top of mind right now with October being breast cancer awareness month. Pink ribbons, walks and telethons are an everyday event in October. What isn’t always talked about is a small group of people that get cancer too…….teenagers. Being a teen […]
Marijuana – Who’s Using it and Why?
Marijuana – Who’s Using it and Why? It’s used but not often talked about…..Pot! Also know as cannabis, marijuana, weed and grass, the herbal remedy is used medicinally in all kinds of treatments. The formal name is cannabis sativa and the active ingredient is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabiol or THC. A hot topic in the news for its […]
Cheese Cake From the ACS Kitchen
Cheese Cake From the ACS Kitchen We have preached over and over that diet and exercise are important to staying healthy during treatment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have dessert! The American Cancer Society has some great recipes that will keep you on the right track without sacrificing. Today we feature a cheese cake […]
Steps to Prevent Cancer
Steps to Prevent Cancer We often post blogs about coping with cancer, fighting cancer, and living with cancer. Today we want to share some simple steps to prevent cancer, or prevent reoccurrence. These steps may seem simple, but chances are we might need to work on one or two of these. The Mayo Clinic has provided a […]
How Do I Tell My Kids I Have Cancer?
How Do I Tell My Kids I Have Cancer? This is a tough one. After the initial shock of being diagnosed, it’s important to inform your support team. Telling your partner is hard enough. Telling your kids can be heart breaking. We hope that we can help provide some guidance on how to work though […]
Caregiving Ideas For Your Cancer Patient
Caregiving Ideas For Your Cancer Patient Does your friend or family have cancer? Sometimes it’s hard to know the best way to help. Monetary donations are certianly helpful to families, but money isn’t the only way you can help. We have put together a list of a few ways you can help out. You might […]
It’s true, cancer sucks! Whether you, your family member, a friend, or just a neighbor down the street has it,……it stinks! One of the things that causes the most stress for families during this trying time is money. As we all know, cancer ain’t cheap! Medical bills are extremely high not to mention the time […]
Healthy Recipes Is your menu getting monotonous? Need some new healthy recipe ideas? We have a great site that has a a ton of great recipes for you. The American Heart Association has a great recipe resource that you’ll love! Each recipe has nutritional facts, color photos, and cook’s tips. Step outside your comfort zone […]
What is CIPN?
What is Chemo Induced Peripheral Neuropahty (CIPN)? Damage to the nerves from toxins, chemotherapy Sensory, Motor and Autonomic are the types of nerves, they are typically the first affected by chemotherapy and motor and autonomic are the less affected Sensory nerves process sensory information like vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell and balance and movement The […]
Are You at Risk of Getting Skin Cancer?
Everyone is at risk of skin cancer, but you may be surprised to know that some are at a higher risk than others. Recent studies show that 5 or more series burns could increase your risk of skin cancer by 80%! With summer here, consider upping your SPF before heading out. Read the full story […]