Inspiration

September 30, 2019

Fighting Breast Cancer and Advocating for Patients as a Team

Fighting breast cancer requires a team of experts who know how to target and destroy breast cancer cells with treatments. It also requires a team of caregivers who support the patient as a whole—mind, body and spirit. For Cheryl M., her team started with her daughter, Erica M., a pharmacist at Cancer Treatment Centers of […]

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May 28, 2019

Survivors Unite Together to Thrive

On the first Sunday each June, the world unites to commemorate what it means to overcome cancer, under the banner of National Cancer Survivors Day. Earning the title of “cancer survivor” is no easy feat, starting with facing the words, “you have cancer.” Between the stress associated with tests and the challenges that come with […]

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April 29, 2019

Celebrating Gifts of Motherhood and Survivorship

There’s no question that Lourdes C. was meant for motherhood. After meeting her husband Pete when she was just a senior in high school, they married and soon welcomed children to their family. Now, her four children, Dominic, Patty, Estella and Lucia, have given her 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandkids, with another on the way.  […]

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March 25, 2019

Getting Back to What You Love

The place that 51-year-old Tiffany P. feels most at peace is in the yoga studio. After facing breast cancer in 2014, getting back to a regular yoga practice hasn’t been as easy a path as she had hoped. “I just kept thinking if I can get back to yoga, I can get things back on […]

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March 11, 2019

Early Colorectal Screening and Detection Starts Younger

This year at your annual physical, don’t be surprised if your doctor suggests a colonoscopy, even if you’re still in your 40s. In 2018, the American Cancer Society (ACS) changed its guidelines for colon cancer screening, recommending that a person with average risk of colorectal cancer begin screening at age 45. “The increasing incidence of […]

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February 27, 2019

Guide to Faster, Healthier Meals

Good nutrition is vital to tolerating cancer treatment and may also play a role in preventing recurrence. However, preparing healthy meals, whether you’re a patient or caregiver, can take time and energy that you may not have right now. Clinical oncology dietitian Danielle Hill, RD, LDN, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, is passionate […]

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January 29, 2019

Dating After Cancer

Briana R. never expected to find herself back in the dating pool in her early thirties, let alone back in the dating pool after fighting breast cancer and going through an unexpected divorce. Yet that’s exactly where the 34-year-old Texas resident, nurse and single mom found herself in 2018. Facing the Unexpected Two years ago, […]

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January 28, 2019

See it, Believe it, Achieve it

Goal-setting has many benefits, providing focus and motivation for achieving success. Sometimes distractions can get in your way, making it hard to remember and stay focused on your goals. This is especially when life takes unexpected turns, like after receiving a cancer diagnosis. For Bridget J., surgery scheduling logistics coordinator at Cancer Treatment Centers of […]

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November 27, 2018

Revving Up the Immune System to Fight Lung Cancer

Like many people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, Jodi Russel had no trouble breathing and no pain. She didn’t know that lung cancer was growing in her body until she was on vacation in Alaska and began to cough up blood. “That made me think I better get go to the doctor. I […]

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November 27, 2018

Exposed: Myths and Facts About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women (excluding skin cancer), and accounts for the most cancer deaths — more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Despite its prevalence, there are many myths regarding lung cancer risks and prevention, especially in regard to smoking. Cigarette smoking is the leading risk […]

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