Cancer Recovery & Prevention

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5 Ways of Coping with Cancer – As Told by 4-time Survivor and 2survive Founder Ryan Hamner

For everyone that has had their life abruptly interrupted by cancer, there's only one way to describe it, IT SUCKS! You had your plans for your career, your family, your kids, your friends, your vacations; and now, well, everything is changing. - You have new questions, anxieties and concerns. - Right? With a cancer diagnosis, not only do your life plans totally change, but you don't exactly have a new plan per se. You just know that you will be [...]

Treatment Finished? 4 Important Issues You Should be Aware of!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As a patient, the unknowns of cancer treatment can be scary and leave a person with many questions. However, education on the effects of cancer treatment, both short-term and long-term, can help both prepare and put a person’s mind at ease. In this blog I want to focus on a few common issues and concerns associated with the long-term side effects of cancer treatment. Fertility Issues Certain types of chemotherapy and radiation are known for damaging the reproductive [...]

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Cardio and the Brain: A lil exercise can help make you smarter and happier!

As you probably know of course, exercise is good for ya… duh! How many times have you heard that? However, I want to talk specifically about cardiovascular exercise and how it can impact your brain. As a matter of fact, a good cardio workout can actually make you smarter among other things. (Can you imagine if Einstein was also an athlete? Woa!) We’ve all pretty much heard or read the obvious benefits of cardiovascular exercise. It helps you to lose weight, [...]

How Exercise Can Save Your Life!

So, there’s no doubt that exercise is good for you. It can add muscle, strengthen your heart, alleviate depression, lower cholesterol, burn fat, lower your risk of cancer, make ya sexy and the list goes on. Most of the impacts mentioned above can help save your life in a sense (although sexiness has never been shown to save lives.) However, exercising can also put you at a major advantage if one of the most unthinkable and most unfortunate medical [...]

A Little About Ryan Hamner, 2survive, Hope and You!

// First, I have to say thank you if you are reading this, and thank you to all of the Facebook fans and supporters of 2survive. The Story of Me – In Short! 2survive has been a long time coming and years in the making. For those that don’t know about me, my name is Ryan Hamner, and I am a 4-time survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I’m also a singer-songwriter and founder of 2survive. I’ve battled cancer since the age [...]

How Can You Treat Depression without Medication?

Roughly 25 to 35% of all cancer patients experience depression and anxiety. And many studies have proven that depression can even increase the risk of dying. (Yuck man!) So keeping the spirits high should be a top priority for anyone undergoing treatment. Many people take medicine to combat depression but you don't exactly have to. So how can you treat depression without medication? Below is my personal list of natural ways that have helped me fight stress, depression and anxiety [...]

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Being Your Own Advocate, Reckless Doctors and My Misdiagnosis!

As many survivors may already know, doctors and professionals in the medical field aren’t always spot on when it comes to treatment, diagnosis and especially knowing your body. And by no means do I want to throw great doctors and medical professionals under the bus with this post. There are those who truly care and go above and beyond to diagnose and properly treat those in need, and that is something that can and should be appreciated. Doctors: Listen to [...]

When is a Cancer Survivor Well?

The answer to the title of this article might seem fairly easily, “when the cancer goes into remission”. But as many cancer patients and their families know, this is not the case at all. Cancer Doesn’t End with Treatment After a survivor completes treatment, it’s time to rebuild, and not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Sometimes people on the outside might not realize this. It’s like the soldier that comes back from war, they bring a little piece [...]

Must-Have Supplements for the Survivor or ANYONE Looking to Prevent Cancer

// Over the years and after lots of research, I have accumulated quite a few supplements that I take daily. Below are a few of these supplements that I think are very important to survivors and anyone looking to fight and/or prevent cancer... I hope this would be everyone. Chia Seed Chia seed is a great super-food. It’s packed with more antioxidants than blueberries, fiber, Omega 3s and is great for annihilating free radicals! Plus they are cheap. Milk Thistle Milk [...]

Chia Seeds: A Super-Food that is Great for the Survivor!

// Nowadays you hear all of the talk about processed food, about foods that are not organic, foods that aren't natural, foods that are not gluten-free, foods that cause allergies like milk and peanuts. But...what if there was a food that was high in protein, high in antioxidants, gluten-free and was simple to add to most any recipe? Well, duh, that food would be Chia seeds. Yes, the little seeds that us children of the 80's saw [...]