Posted on November 26, 2013
The holidays can be a tough time of the year when you’re dealing with cancer. Check out this list of personal tips from our Patient Support Team and Helpline staff.
13 Holiday Tips for Patients, Survivors and Caregivers
- Acknowledge and be honest about your feelings – don’t force it when you don’t feel it. The holidays can be stressful enough without the added pressure of trying to “fake it.” It is normal to experience feelings of loss or sadness over how cancer has changed a special occasion. Share the low times AND the high times. Tears can be a big relief and very healing; laughter can be very relaxing. Read more
Posted on October 1, 2013
It’s official – the season of pink is in full swing. But Pink-tober isn’t just for breast health anymore. We’re expanding the scope of the awareness conversation with our Screen This Too! Campaign, reminding you to not only think pink this month, but to go blue, too!
Through the month of October, use discount code SCREENTHISTOO to get 50% off your t-shirt and join the movement! Read more
Posted on September 26, 2013
This week, a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology told us that social support can have a seriously positive impact on early detection, treatment and even survival of cancer. Makes sense, right? Having someone who advocates for you, encourages you to be proactive about your health, offers advice and extends a hand to hold or shoulder to cry on is helpful. This study got us thinking about our My CCA Support Online Community. Read more
Posted on September 5, 2013
Back to school with the kids can be a whole new ball game when you’ve got a cancer diagnosis on your plate. As a parent, it’s natural to worry about your children adjusting to a new school year, but this can cause a lot of stress during a time when you should be focusing on your own health and well-being, too. The good news: we’ve got suggestions on how to make back to school time a little easier on you. Here are our top five tips for making sure the back to school transition is a smooth one for both you and your little one, brought to you by our very own patient support extraordinaire: Carol Orr. Read more
Posted on August 30, 2013
Labor Day is a day to kick back, relax and celebrate all of the hard work you’ve put it over the summer and year. So, naturally, the best way to celebrate is to throw some burgers, hot dogs and steaks on the grill and turn that bad boy up, right? NOT SO FAST.
Studies show there may be an association between red meats and mortality rates in colon cancer survivors. So this Labor Day, protect your health a bit by incorporating some cancer-fighting foods into your cookout. These are some of our favorite red-meat-alternatives, and recipes, too! Read more