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Study Shows Cancer Should be Punched in the Damn Face

Cancer—everyone knows someone that has been touched by this terrible disease. It often creeps up on unsuspecting good people and causes them to put their lives on hold for treatment, or even worse... it ends their lives.—And that makes a lot of people angry, and with good reason. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Recently a study was conducted at the university of, oh I forget (chemo brain), but that’s not important. However, what the study found was worth noting. "I've seen cancer [...]

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More on Coping with the Stresses of Cancer

Whether you are currently battling cancer or recovering from cancer treatment, your mental health is a huge part of the game. After all, a cancer diagnosis will at the very minimum change up your routine for a few months but will often impact virtually every area of your life; your work, your relationships, your job. So, how will you cope? // Well, I can tell you what has personally helped me over the years. - Hobbies and focusing on [...]

6 Ways to Forget About Chemo Brain

"Chemo brain", also known as "PCCI" is a real problem for many post-therapy cancer patients. It's especially real and frustrating for those that have undergone aggressive chemotherapy treatments. Research shows that 20 to 30% of post-therapy cancer patients suffer from PCCI or chemo brain. Chemo brain can affect a person's comprehension, word retrieval, ability to multitask and ability to think and perform as they did before treatment. Often times, patients and survivors are led to believe that after they are [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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Coffee and Tea Consumption in Relation to Brain Cancer – by Dr. Henrietta M Nielsen

The naturally caffeinated beverages coffee and tea are the most frequently consumed beverages in the world. Both contain high levels of caffeine and polyphenols which have been researched extensively in regard to their beneficial health and risk lowering effects on several diseases. The exact mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of coffee consumption on various disorders are however not entirely clear and may be hard to distill due to specific lifestyle factors often associated with coffee consumption. The latter was recently [...]

Your brain on Re-Mission – by Ellen LaPointe (HopeLab)

When I joined HopeLab in 2005 the notion that gaming might actually be good for you was a radical idea.  Indeed, many viewed games with downright suspicion.  Today, games are everywhere, and a growing body of data and popular commentary are making the case that games have real power to improve lives in many ways.  Our own study of the positive effects of Re-Mission on health behaviors among young people with cancer provided scientific evidence for the potential for games to positively [...]

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 [...]

Stephanie Samolovitch: Cancer Survivor & Advocate

// Stephanie Samolovitch is someone I met recently. She contacted me after she read an article I wrote for Coping Magazine to discuss a possible fundraiser. On the phone, Stephanie shared her story of surviving cancer. After speaking with her for just a few short minutes, I instantly knew that she was a fighter and that she was not a person to let a disease hold her back. She was also not one to fall into the trap [...]