Being Thankful, Even Through Cancer

“Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Friedrich Koenig You know the phrase, “make every day Earth Day?” Perhaps it’s time to apply that same school of thought to Thanksgiving. Consider giving thanks regularly […]

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‘Everyday Is Special, Make The Most Of It’: Cancer Victim, 12, Leaves Secret Note To Family On Back Of Mirror

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A 12-year-old girl, who died from cancer last month, left a secret note to her family before on the back of her mirror before her death. Athena Orchard’s “heartbreaking” message was found by her father, Dean, a few days after his daughter passed away on 28 May.”She never mentioned it, […]

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What the Chronically Ill Wish Family and Close Friends Knew About Them

Perhaps this piece should be written entirely in the first person because it reflects what I want my loved ones (by whom I mean family and close friends) to know about me. These are the people who’ve done so much for me, and I’m deeply grateful. I simply want them […]

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I Am With You

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            The mission of Nancy’s List and Nancy’s Club is No one will ever go through cancer alone. We want every man, woman, teenager, and child who has to walk the walk to hold the hand of someone who has been there, someone who understands […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Cancer Metastasizing To Your Wallet

When Dena was diagnosed with cancer at age 29, she had very little savings. When she added up the costs of treatment, medicine and transportation costs, she was overwhelmed by the price-tag of cancer. Read more to find out how she avoided going into debt.  Did you know that cancer […]

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What Would You Say to Cancer If You Only Had Five Words?

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Everyone who meets me knows that I had cancer. If they don’t upon first handshake or hug, they will quickly thereafter. Not because of any physical side effect; my scar is barely noticeable and I’m healthier than I ever was before. They know because I talk about it, and I […]

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Radical Remission From Cancer by Lissa Rankin, M.D.

When I was researching my book Mind Over Medicine, I stumbled across the Spontaneous Remission Project put together by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which collected over 3500 case studies published in the medical literature about people who experienced spontaneous remissions from seemingly “incurable diseases.” Most of the case studies revolved around people with […]

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For Me …

I am 19 days away from honoring the 10th anniversary of the day when I was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer which had metastasized into my liver big time. I am very reflective. You may hear from me every day as I become more so, and celebrate my amazing […]

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