April is Occupational Therapy Month

Posted April 28th, 2017

The treatments for cancer and cancer itself can lead to a number of side effects. Cancer and these side effects can make every day life more challenging than it was before. Fatigue can make it hard to make yourself a meal, eat it and clean up all at once. Peripheral neuropathy can make it challenging […]

Who are you traveling with?

Posted April 27th, 2017

A number of fellow travelers accompanied me through this past week. And I’m pretty sure—based on the therapeutic sheer pleasure of hanging out with them—I’m much healthier than when the week began. There was my cancer-kicking, wilderness-hiking posse at our season opener: Six gentle miles along the Metolius River. And my Walking for Wellness gang—also cancer-kicking—who […]

The Little Care Plan That Could

Posted April 24th, 2017

When OncoLink launched in 1994, it was the first cancer information website on the internet. Twenty-three years later, it remains one of the largest. Housed at Penn Medicine, with a focus on patient and provider education, OncoLink has continued to evolve as cancer treatment has changed over the years. In April of 2007, the group […]

Cancer Diagnosis: 15 Excellent Answers to “What next?”

Posted April 20th, 2017

Back when Hubby and I first heard those unbalancing epic words: “You have cancer,” I remember thinking, Where do we go from here? Keep in mind that every cancer patient and diagnosis is distinctive, and therefore some of the items listed here won’t apply, or at minimum, need a disclaimer. Better nutrition and increased physical activity, for […]

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