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10 Clues That Someone is a Cancer Survivor

1. They are a bit skinny, but strong as hell! 2. A long day used to be working from 9 to 5, but not anymore. 3. The thing they value most is people, not money. 4. Those little arguments from years ago have long been forgotten. - And not from chemo brain! 5. They will kick your ass in the "who has the most scars" contest. 6. They probably know the definition of the word, "petechiae". 7. They know where their "good veins" are. 8. They [...]

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 [...]

Bittersweet: A Kid Who Beat Cancer 4 Times, His Friend and His Song

My life as a child was probably a bit different than others—And that's not a "poor little me story". In all honesty, rarely did I ever even feel sorry for myself. Partially because my dad, the voice of reason and reality, was always there to remind me that other people had it worse. He'd say, "Ryan, the man with no shoes thought he had it bad until he met the man with no feet!" Also, heck, I'd been sick [...]

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 [...]

4 Methods For Quitting Smoking To Lead A Healthier Life

4 Methods For Quitting Smoking To Lead A Healthier Life It is no secret that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health and one of the biggest factors when it comes to lung cancer, despite this knowledge it still doesn't stop millions of people around the world from doing it. I know first hand how addictive nicotine as a substance can be, 15 years of smoking cigarettes can attest to that. Luckily there are ways to fight the addiction and also [...]

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Lung Cancer: About it, Causes and Prevention – by Dr. Shashi Sharma

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer that I deal with on a daily basis. The usual route that one takes to my office starts with a chest x-ray or CT-scan of the chest which is done by some other physician for a symptom such as cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain. The chest x-ray is abnormal showing a spot or a mass—ranging in size from a pea to a grapefruit. Patients and their families are appropriately [...]

What’s it Like to Survive? by Ryan Hamner

// What’s it like to survive? Have you or someone you really care about ever survived something that could have changed things forever? Being a survivor sets you apart from other people in that you have a totally different view on things after “surviving”. No, I am not suggesting that we survivors are better than other people or anything like that. After all it’s friends and family who help us survive, bring us through the hard times, and [...]

Skin Cancer: The Types of Skin Cancer, How to Prevent It, and Treatment Options – by Dr. Joshua Lane

// Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. There are hundreds of different types of skin cancers; however, the most common types include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The first two (basal and squamous cell carcinoma) are directly related to sun exposure. Melanoma is linked to both sun exposure and genetic tendencies. Use of tanning beds has been proven correlation to the incidence of melanoma. The key to management of skin cancer of [...]