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Survivor Week 2015: Facing Survivor’s Guilt Head On

Posted on June 6, 2015

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This post is a part of the week long Live Your Best Life series in celebration of Survivor Week.

Let’s be honest—being a cancer survivor can be tough at times. While there’s joy in knowing you made it through a diagnosis and treatment, you may worry about recurrence and adjusting to your new life. Some survivors may also experience feelings of guilt after they have no evidence of disease.

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Survivor Week 2015: Finding Spirituality In Survivorship

Posted on June 5, 2015

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This post is a part of the week long Live Your Best Life series in celebration of Survivor Week.

Colon cancer survivors can find comfort in many things: some take up relaxing hobbies, some join support groups and others dedicate themselves to advocacy issues. However for some survivors, spirituality plays a significant role in their new lives.

Although spirituality can take many forms and mean different things to different people, having a spiritual life can be beneficial no matter the practice. And being spiritual doesn’t always mean being religious.

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Survivor Week 2015: Tackling Finances

Posted on June 4, 2015

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This post is a part of the week long Live Your Best Life series in celebration of Survivor Week.

It’s no secret that a colon cancer diagnosis is expensive. Fortunately, there are many resources and things you can do to reduce the financial impact. Here are 5 tips to help ease the cash crunch:

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Survivor Week 2015: Managing Your Health & Wellness

Posted on June 3, 2015

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This post is a part of the week long Live Your Best Life series in celebration of Survivor Week.

Managing emotional and physical wellness is important for everyone, but it’s essential for colon cancer survivors. Healthy lifestyles and relationships can have a direct influence on quality of life. It’s also important to take care of your emotional wellbeing and try your best to eliminate stress.

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Survivor Week 2015: Get Involved In A Community!

Posted on June 2, 2015

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This post is a part of the week long Live Your Best Life series in celebration of Survivor Week.

From joining an online support group, to volunteering, to Facebook, having a community to turn to can be a lifeline in the midst of constant tests and treatments. It may seem cliché, but you’re not alone. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, simply reaching out to share everything from milestones to disappointments can remind you of that when times get tough. Communities can also be great spaces to share information, news and advice.

If you’re feeling intimidated about looking for a community, you’ve come to the right place. We have many ways to get involved, no matter your personality, strengths or skills! You may be someone who’s pumped about participating in an Undy Run/Walk or you may prefer to give emotional support to someone who’s been recently diagnosed. You may even want to become an advocate—championing awareness, access to screening and funding for research.

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