Survivorship

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January 11, 2017

Goals that Go the Distance

New Year’s resolutions are an annual tradition for many of us. As we look ahead to the promise and opportunity in the year ahead, taking time to consider what we want to change and improve—be it lifestyle, relationships, financial planning, or other significant issues—can be an empowering step in launching a new chapter. Setting Goals […]

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November 14, 2016

#1 Cancer Killer in Women – Know Your Risk

In the spring of 2015 Newport, Virginia resident Anne Beleu felt a twinge of pain in her left side, which became persistent over a couple of months. “I thought I had pulled a muscle,” Anne says. “I had been stacking firewood with my boys, and I figured I had just overdone it.” But when the […]

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October 7, 2016

What Does ‘New Normal’ Really Mean?

Catherine Whitley has had a busy week. The 46-year-old mother of three from Old Bridge, New Jersey, has been managing the same happy back-to-school chaos that most moms face in early September (she has two school-age kids at home and one at college), and she’s glad to have Friday in her sights. But today and […]

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October 7, 2016

YOGA for Warriors

As Ingrid Yang was beginning a new type of yoga teacher training in 2005, her aunt was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Dr. Yang offered to stay with her and forgo the training, but her aunt insisted she continue. “She said, ‘Please go, you need to teach me how to breathe. It’s so hard for me […]

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September 14, 2016

Rock Climbing for Fighters

When Karla Baptiste donned the nick name “Stiletto” and joined a team for a climbing expedition in Rocky Mountain National Park she expected a challenge. And she’s okay with that. Like all members of this team, Baptiste has already conquered the challenge of cancer. “It was harder than I expected, but very inspiring to get […]

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September 12, 2016

Pulling Out a Win

The timing couldn’t have been worse for Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was 2011 and the Diamondbacks were poised to make the Major League Baseball playoffs a month later—which Hall was determined not to miss. The call from Hall’s urologist, informing him that he […]

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August 4, 2016

Fighting Fluid

Lymphedema is a disorder marked by swelling when fluid accumulates underneath the skin. This condition occurs when lymph nodes are damaged or experience trauma, which prevents the lymphatic system from functioning properly. The result is blockages that impair fluid circulation and drainage.1 Predicting who will and won’t develop the disorder can be tricky. Cancer that […]

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August 4, 2016

Chronic Cancer

When she was diagnosed with stage IIIB breast cancer in 2006, 29-year-old Pam Cromwell was told she had just six months to live. More than 10 years later, she’s getting ready to celebrate her 40th birthday. “Receiving a death sentence was a super smack in the face. I felt like my doctor had given up […]

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July 13, 2016

Cancer Survivors: 4 Lifestyle Factors to Improve Your Health

There are more than 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, and the number is estimated to reach more than 20 million in the next decade. Many are long-term survivors who were initially diagnosed more than five years ago. These statistics show an encouraging trend, but with increased survival comes a new set of […]

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May 24, 2016

Mind Your Mind

Katherine Sjoblom has always been creative. In fact, she used to be an artist. But when Sjoblom, 49, of Nashville, was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011, everything strong inside her felt weak. That included her inner artist, which was an easy casualty of the cancer in her bone marrow’s plasma. It wasn’t just […]

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