Book ReviewsBreast CancerSurvivorship
In Hope Among Us, Rhonda, Jennifer, and Mari share their personal experiences with cancer and interview family members for their insights on how the disease affects all facets of life.
These tips from a veteran oncology nurse will help you to thrive after a cancer diagnosis.
SurvivorshipStress ManagementWellness Corner
Building spiritual health may be just as important as building physical health, but often goes ignored. Petra Sprik, MDIV, MPH, BCC, provides a plan for a week of spiritual muscle builders to help you nurture your soul and maintain a sense of balance.
SurvivorshipCOVID-19 & CancerBreast Cancer
By Amy Wu
Amy Wu, breast cancer survivor and advocate, relates her experience of living with cancer through the pandemic, noting the parallels between coming out the other side of cancer and COVID-19, and how important keeping realistic expectations and finding joyful distractions can be.
By Judy Pearson
Judy Pearson offers a compelling and inspiring historical perspective of the formation of the cancer survivorship movement in the United States, and what this means to cancer survivors today.
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, co-founder of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program that promotes mindful living, describes different stress-reduction techniques, types of meditation, and other practical tools used for stress reduction.
Carly Gerretsen, DNP, RN, FNP-C, RNFA, provides an overview of kidney cancer, explaining the various stages of a kidney cancer diagnosis, symptoms, treatment options, caregiver’s assistance, and stress management advice.
COVID-19 & CancerSurvivorship
We have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in some way. For cancer survivors, it can be difficult to process the time lost to COVID-19 after surviving the hardships of cancer treatment.
By Bethany Sell
Bethany Sell takes us through her thought process after learning she would have to lose her breasts to cancer, as she grapples with wishing to look “normal” but learning to embrace her new look.
To deal with grade 3 astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer, Matt Newman turned to writing personal e-mails to his friends and family as a way of dealing with the challenges he was facing. He shares his insights on the life lessons he has learned.
By Judy Pearson
Judy Pearson describes her personal fight with cancer, providing a historical perspective on the war on cancer, which was officially launched in 1971, when cancer was believed to be contagious, showing just how far we’ve come, with new types of cancer therapies leading the way.
Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 3, Tiffany R. Easley learned the power of owning one’s story, detailing her powerful “SOAR” survivor mindset.