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Is There a “Secret” Cancer Cure?

Are you a conspiracy theorist? Do you believe in aliens? Do believe that the JFK assassination was an inside job? Do believe that JFK was killed by aliens?—Okay I am getting carried away here. Do you believe that a cure for cancer exists and it is being hidden by the government? (Or by aliens—sorry, I'm fond of those little folks!) // Well, I’m not going to say I have a lot of information on any of this. I’ve read [...]

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But the Doctor Said…

As cancer patients, and former cancer patients, we become very in-tune with our bodies. We memorize what drugs we are allergic to, we know exactly what it means when we feel a certain way and even why certain tests won't work on us. So docs, sometimes it's a good idea to listen to us.:) Recently, I had a needle biopsy. Needle biopsies do have their place, but not when diagnosing my condition. How do I know this?—Well through my own [...]

7 Reasons to Start an Effective Fitness Plan Now

To 'conquer' is not merely to win. It is to completely take over, take control, and destroy. Odds are either you or someone you know have been affected by cancer. In the United States, around 50% of men and 33% of woman will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Cancer causes many physical and emotional changes to take place within the body. These changes include, but are not limited to: weight-loss or weight-gain, increase or decrease in [...]

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My Survivor Story by Brittany Avin

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I had grown up with a fear that I would get cancer. I knew I had a killer family history, with numerous women diagnosed on both sides of my family, and my grandfather dying of cancer. It was something I always saw as a part of my life. - But cancer was something people got late in life. Everyone I knew who had cancer was in their forties or fifties, and besides, I was an athletic [...]

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3 Really Stupid Things to Say to Cancer Survivors

As cancer survivors, we get asked some pretty lame and insensitive questions. And most people that ask these questions are most likely not intending to be malicious or hurtful. - However, some of these questions can still cause awkwardness and make those affected by cancer think, "Did you really just ask me that?" (This post is not intended to offend anyone. Warning, it does have a little bit of attitude.) 1 - "Do you ever worry you’ll get it again?" Okay [...]

What are Probiotics? – Learn Why These Little Guys May Be Great for Cancer Survivors

What are Probiotics? So what are probiotics? Well, probiotics are tiny organisms (bacteria) that live in the body and keep the "bad" bacteria in check basically. According to WebMD, the human body has 400 types of probiotic bacteria that help promote a healthy digestive tract. Who Can Benefit from a Probiotic Supplement? You could say that literally everyone could benefit from a probiotic supplement. - After all, they help fight the bad bacteria in your stomach, fight illness, ward off urinary infections [...]

The 2survive Family: Bringing Those Affected by Cancer 2gether

First off, thank you to all of the followers and supporters of 2survive - I know 2survive is not a multi-million dollar beast of an organization. 2survive doesn’t make a huge profit. 2survive does not sell a ton of merchandise and that is fine, because that is not the focus of 2survive. - 2survive is about bringing people affected by cancer - 2gether! - And that’s what 2survive is doing! // I remember building the 2survive website in 2011. [...]

A Marine Fighting the Battle of a Lifetime: A Survivor’s Story

The other day while going about my usual online duties, checking stats, writing blogs, reading emails, I received an email from a man diagnosed with brain cancer, Scott. It came in on the 2survive Facebook Fan page. Scott was looking to connect with anyone that might be going through treatment for brain cancer. Not only had Scott been diagnosed with brain cancer, but at the doctor's office, the day he was diagnosed, his fiancée decided this was a battle she [...]

Ryan’s Keynote Speech from the “Hear the Heart” Tour of Summer 2010

In summer of 2010, I was fortunate enough to embark on my "Hear the Heart" tour, which was sponsored by HopeLab; makers of the game Re-Mission which is a video game for young people with cancer. (Did I mention it rocks?) This tour was one of the most memorable times of my life. I was a broke musician for one - but I was also touring hospitals, clinics, children's camps and you name it, performing for survivors and those affected [...]

“Survivors Survive” – Being Played Around the World and Reaching Others

The story of "Survivors Survive" is a crazy one if you have read any of my other blogs about the song and how it came to be. I won't go into all of the details; however, I would like to talk about how this song has touched thousands and sent out a message that continues to "deliver". In 2011, shortly after recording this song, I wanted desperately to do a video, but at the time couldn't pay for the type [...]