Preventive Cancer Screenings while Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted May 18th, 2020

What should I do…and when should I do it? I recently read an article that electronic health record data showed a sudden drop in preventative cancer screenings for March 2020 in the United States.  It showed a decrease of 86% – 94% in preventive cancer screenings for cervical, colon, and breast cancers, compared to average […]

Ways to Help and Show Support for a Loved One with Cancer during COVID-19

Posted April 17th, 2020

Changes are happening Many institutions and cancer centers have put restrictions on visitors accompanying patients for outpatient appointments. This includes patients that are receiving cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Most guidelines now state that patients can’t have anyone accompany them unless they are unable to complete the visit on their own. As […]

Putting Your Pantry to Work 2: One-Pan Dishes, Soups, and Sweets

Posted April 15th, 2020

Americans are facing many challenges at the moment. Just one of these challenges is to keep dining at home both interesting and nutritious day after day using what you already have in the pantry or your freezer. Here are a few reminders: Canned vegetables have received a bad reputation because they are higher in sodium […]

Jenny’s COVID Cancer Bit

Posted April 7th, 2020

Oddly enough, my cancer treatment trained me for this unforgettable moment in history. All my life I had been chubby. In my 30’s I picked up running and finally got into shape.  Someone suggested taking up yoga to improve my running, I did, and it worked like a charm. After a year of practicing yoga, I was diagnosed […]

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance for People with Cancer

Posted April 3rd, 2020

Several cancer service organizations have limited funding available to provide emergency financial assistance for individuals with cancer affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Funds are limited. If you are eligible and need emergency funding for things like groceries, transportation to chemotherapy (so you can avoid public transportation), child-care and other expenses that help you to stay […]

Feeling Pride and Terrified…Our New Normal

Posted March 30th, 2020

Feeling pride and terrified at the same time seems to be the new norm at my house. As each new day approaches the uncertainties and fears can sometimes be crippling. While there are so many other families around us that are staying home, 4 out of the 5 of us living here under the same […]

COVID-19 101

Posted March 17th, 2020

As we start our blog series, I think it’s important to start off with what we do know. This information was gathered from trusted, evidence-based resources listed at the end of this article. Be careful about where you are getting your information. Always check your sources (we will cover this more later this week). What […]