Movement of Choice

We make choices every day. Some good and some bad. But the ones we choose to keep doing are where it’s important to pay attention to. We may not think our daily activities add up in the long run, but they add up for sure when you look at them on a yearly basis! Movement […]

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Finding a Therapist as New Cancer Survivor

The truth is, everyone needs a therapist. And finding a therapist as a new cancer survivor can be even more difficult. We’re all human and we all have our problems. The goal of therapy isn’t to fix you, it’s to help you heal and learn how to deal with the things that come up in […]

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Moving Forward: Making sense of the Future

This article will explore those realities and offer some suggestions on how moving forward into a “normal” life with success can work. There are many factors that may play into post-treatment life. Some people may have been living in a bubble, while others were more aware of their surroundings and circumstances. The stressors and anxieties […]

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Phantom Pain: A post-treatment phenomenon or concern?

The sensation of phantom pain can be difficult to put into words because it’s not just one thing that hurts but rather a collection of different sensations experienced in various locations and intensities at any given time. In my experience it feels like burning, shooting, throbbing, or stabbing sensations. Sometimes all happening simultaneously on different […]

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Surviving Cancer is a Lifestyle Change!

When you have gone through cancer treatment and survived, it’s easy to feel lost. You are not in the same place that you were before cancer. Cancer is a life-changing experience that most people do not talk about because of how traumatic it can be. Surviving cancer almost forces you into a Lifestyle Change! Some […]

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I Might Be Cancer Free, But…

“I might be cancer-free, but I’m far from healed.” This is a phrase that has been circling in my head for the past few months. My journey with cancer has been 19 months of treatment and surgeries. The day I was allowed to head home was supposed to be one of the happiest days of […]

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Personal Responsibility and its Importance

It’s not easy to talk about, but it’s important. Personal responsibility is something that we are so quick to throw away in this day and age. It seems like the world is conspiring against us, or at least trying its best to make things difficult for us. But what if I told you that personal […]

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5 ways to help BATTLE Treatment Fatigue

Treatment fatigue is an epidemic that affects cancer survivors. It can be difficult to stay positive and motivated when you are tired from treatment, but there are things you can do to help combat this. In this post, we will explore some common solutions to treatment fatigue and provide tips for how to overcome them […]

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Battling Treatment Fatigue: Energy Drinks

When you are diagnosed with cancer, your life is turned upside down. You have to deal not only with the news of having cancer but also with all the treatments that follow. Fatigue is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and can make everyday tasks seem impossible. Fatigue is a common symptom […]

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Patients Are Also Experts

The idea behind Patients Are Also Experts is the fact that the medical industry has ignored their most valuable resource, the patient and survivor! I was diagnosed with stage 4B reoccurring Hodgkin’s lymphoma in November 2009. This was a difficult pill to swallow. I endured 15 rounds of chemotherapy and one Autologous stem cell transplant. […]

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