Spirit

October 30, 2019

Three Lessons on Fighting Cancer from United States Marine Corps Veterans

When entering any branch of the military, most service members are not especially thinking about what they will personally get out of their time in service. They go into the military to use their talent and strength to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Americans. What they don’t realize is that through their service, […]

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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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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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November 27, 2018

Facing Cancer Together

Growing up, only child Ashlie Randolph was the epitome of a daddy’s girl. The now 34-year-old travel agent from Las Vegas is extremely close with her father James, a retired firefighter. One experience Ashlie never imagined she and her dad would face together? Cancer. But that’s exactly what happened when Ashlie was diagnosed with thyroid […]

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October 12, 2018

5 Lessons on Fighting Cancer from a Kindergarten Teacher

Though we may not have realized it at the time, childhood held many freedoms and taught us life-long lessons that can be harnessed to get through a cancer diagnosis and treatment. After Elaine Barber started breast cancer treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Tulsa, she felt overwhelmed by her daily responsibilities and the […]

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February 12, 2018

10 Tips for Keeping Relationships Strong Through the Cancer Journey

Living with cancer is one of the hardest things a person may face in his or her lifetime. Not only do cancer patients have to battle the disease and the side effects from treatment, cancer can also test relationships. Michael Uhl, MA, MDiv, LMFT, Mind-Body Therapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Zion, […]

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January 10, 2018

Why You Need to Be Kinder to Yourself and How to Do It

The party’s over, the guests have gone home, and the decorations are back in storage. The new year has arrived, and for many of us, 2018 offers a new chance to make good on that perennial list of resolutions that fell by the wayside last year. If you’re resolving to lose weight, exercise more, save […]

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January 10, 2018

What to Know Before Visiting the Salon

A visit to the salon can brighten anyone’s day, but for cancer patients, salon services can do far more. From boosting self-esteem to empowering patients with a more positive outlook, a trip to the salon offers benefits that are more than skin deep. In fact, in a survey of U.S. women, 97 percent of those […]

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December 10, 2017

Discussing Cancer Treatment Over the Holidays

Gatherings with family or friends during the holidays may offer an opportunity to reconnect while taking a break from the frenzied pace of life. For people with cancer, these gatherings may bring on mixed emotions: joy in spending time with loved ones and anxiety surrounding difficult conversations about treatment. If you are facing cancer, talking […]

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