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Facing Cancer Together Co-Survivor Award

We believe survivorship begins at the time of diagnosis. And surrounding every cancer survivor, there are people who care: we call them Co-Survivors. Whether it’s a friend, a family member, a medical professional or an online supporter, you told us who made your cancer experience a little better with their selfless support. Read now

The Side Effect No One Talks About

“We just clicked, and everything was wonderful and spontaneous,” says the 57-year-old mother of three. “Then cancer hit,” she says with no laughter, “and suddenly it wasn’t like that anymore.” Read now

Kiss & Tell

How do you find the right time, and the right words, to tell a new date about your cancer? Read now

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Beauty Beats the Cancer Blues

For women grappling with the effects cancer treatment has on their appearance, a Look Good Feel Better workshop is like a makeover for the spirit. Read now

“There’s a lot of living we can do”

When you're learning to "lean into life" with metastatic cancer, online friends can be the support that helps you face each day with hope. Read now

Facing Cancer Together Co-Survivor Award

We believe survivorship begins at the time of diagnosis. And surrounding every cancer survivor, there are people who care: we call them Co-Survivors. Whether it’s a friend, a family member, a medical professional or an online supporter, you told us who made your cancer experience a little better with their selfless support. Read now

The Side Effect No One Talks About

“We just clicked, and everything was wonderful and spontaneous,” says the 57-year-old mother of three. “Then cancer hit,” she says with no laughter, “and suddenly it wasn’t like that anymore.” Read now

Life Goes On

Making the transition from patient to survivor can be at once overwhelming and empowering. We hear from three women who were surprised at the challenges they encountered as they face life “after cancer”. Read now

Kiss & Tell

How do you find the right time, and the right words, to tell a new date about your cancer? Read now

Cancer at Work

When you consider that you spend most of your waking hours with them, it’s no wonder office mates can become like a second family. So how do you cope when a co-worker is diagnosed with cancer? Read now

I Didn’t Budget for This!

Cancer can throw your finances into a tailspin, but there is help available Read now

Cooking for Caregivers

During the tough days of treatment, caregivers often assume many additional duties. Keeping their loved one – and themselves – well-nourished is vital, but it’s not always easy. Tasty, healthy make-ahead meals can be the secret to ensuring everyone is eating well. Read now

A Head Above the Rest

For many people, hair loss is one of the most emotionally devastating side effects of chemotherapy, affecting our self-image and our quality of life. But there is good news. First, the hair lost during chemotherapy will grow back. Second, there are a number of attractive ways to cover hair loss. Scarves and hats, for example, are stylish, comfortable and allow for a lot of creativity. Read now

What’s In Your iPod?

Who hasn’t turned to music to lift their spirits or to soothe their soul? For cancer patients, music can be especially therapeutic. A study done by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York showed that patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy reported less anxiety and better overall mood after listening to or making music Read now

Walk Your Way to Well-being

The late-spring sun washes the landscape with the warm promise of summer as Joanne Nevison closes her front door and heads down the walk toward the park. She takes a deep breath, filling her lungs with the musky scent of damp earth and the sweet smell of new green shoots. Joanne walks with purpose — she’s feeling pretty good — and as she catches sight of a plump robin in the tree by the road, she thinks, what a wonderful day. Read now

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