Cancer has turned me into a tree hugger and it’s worked wonders for my mental health

CANCER and trees... I know, sounds crazy. All sorts of things are said to 'protect against' cancer, turmeric, apples, fish... the list goes on. I never used to give a second thought to trees - until I got diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer Credit: Deborah James But you [...] Click here to view [...]

Therapeutic group features drums, support and fun for cancer patients, survivors

A cancer support group beats to the sound of its own drums — literally. CHI Health's Drum Circle Program for patients, survivors and supporters helps show how music works as a form of medicine. "The bitterness is beating a drum and beating all of that energy that just had [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-12-03T08:58:33-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Cancer, Products & Services|0 Comments

Breast cancer: Patient creates app to help with treatment

Medics say it is helping more women be ready for radiotherapy on time A mobile app designed by a patient is helping people with breast cancer prepare for the start of radiotherapy. The treatment requires them to raise their arm above their head, but patients often find that difficult [...] Click here to view [...]

‘Cancer Is Serious, But We Don’t Have to Be’ — Behind the Dark, Raw, and Hilarious Cancer ‘Meme Community’

A growing collection of posts on social media is helping thousands cope with cancer in an unexpected way: via pithy humor, foul language and deadpan one-liners that trade euphemisms and inspirational thoughts for raw, often difficult truths. These memes — pictures and short videos culled from pop culture and [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-12-01T08:04:00-05:00December 1st, 2019|Cancer, Products & Services|0 Comments

American Cancer Society announces new hotel partners providing complimentary rooms to cancer patients being treated away from home

Submitted By the American Cancer Society Cancer patients needing to travel to Erie County now have one less worry: Where to stay during treatment. If you’re a cancer patient and your doctor says, “Your best hope for a cure is in another city,” your first thought may be, “Where [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-11-29T19:10:46-05:00November 29th, 2019|Cancer, Products & Services|0 Comments

Healthy Headlines: Cancer impacts the entire family but there are resources to help everyone cope

St. Elizabeth Healthcare When a loved one is going through cancer, it impacts the entire family. St. Elizabeth Healthcare, knows this can be an overwhelming and stressful time, and its staff is here to help. The St. Elizabeth Cancer Center is working with local nonprofit organizations Cancer Family Care [...] Click here to view [...]

A social network for cancer patients is helping them connect without fear of friends pitying them for their diagnosis

War on Cancer is the social network for anyone affected by cancer — including people who have been diagnosed, their family, and their friends. Founder Fabian Bolin had the idea of creating a storytelling platform for people with cancer when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in May [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-11-21T09:38:33-05:00November 21st, 2019|Cancer, Products & Services|0 Comments

Survey finds 1 in 3 patients needed more information on cancer treatment side effects

IMAGE: In a nationwide survey of US adults treated for cancer, 1 in 3 patients said they experienced side effects from cancer treatment that they wish they'd known more about. (Shaverdian... view more Credit: American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) ARLINGTON, Va., November 20, 2019 -- One in three [...] Click here to view [...]