Tag - cancer survivors

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“Gifts from the Train Station” – The Incredible Story of an Incredible Survivor!

It started with just a little tweet; that was my way of meeting Rob Meadows. Rob’s life has been anything but average. Rob, who is well-traveled, a PHD, has faced much adversity in his life and is a phenomenal survivor on so many levels. Rob lost his brother shortly after graduating from college and soon after that lost his father unexpectedly. Later, Rob went on to be diagnosed with acute AML and was given 2 months to live. Shortly after his [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

After Cancer Treatment: Starting Over and Looking Out for YOU!

Finishing up chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments can be one of the most memorable and exciting times in a cancer survivor’s life. However, many patients rarely know where to start after treatment and what problems may arise in the future due to treatment; and knowing what types of problems to look out for can be crucial in order to live a quality and healthy life moving forward. Combining awareness with education puts you way ahead of things should any problem [...]

The Story of a 2nd Grader’s Battle with Cancer as Told by Mother Sharla Davenport

In 2006, Delaney Davenport was a second grader at Troy Elementary School. In early February of that year, she began complaining of a stomach ache. After several trips to the local child health center and several, "oh she's okay, it’s just constipation, take this laxative and everything will be alright" diagnoses, we FINALY stumbled on a doctor during an asthma attack who was fussing at me as a mother because I had not brought Delaney in to get her [...]

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Omega-3s and Turmeric Kill Cancer

Since I'm a 4-time survivor of cancer, I find myself always trying to keep up with the latest in medical research and supplements. A big part of my life is supplementation and prevention. I try to eat right, exercise and take natural supplements that have been proven to prevent, fight and even kill cancer. I've always known that omega-3's were great for the body. They help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, stabilize mood, improve memory and clear up skin, [...]