Choosing Hope in the Midst of Cancer

Hope /hōp/ noun: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Most people have never thought much about hope. They may think hope is the same as wishing or optimism, or they may assume everyone hopes the same way they do and that it means the same thing. In actuality, hope…

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Staying Well as a Couple While Coping With Cancer

The burden of supporting someone you love can be both a privilege and a responsibility. It is vitally important to identify the limitations that may exist emotionally, relationally, and psychologically for a couple that is battling cancer together. One of the most difficult aspects of coping with a chronic or long-term illness such as cancer…

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Life After Cancer and Survivor Care Plans

One of the most exciting things in oncology is the vast improvement in survivor rates over the past few decades. It’s led to a whole new phase of the cancer journey called survivorship. Learn what survivorship is and how you can develop a Survivor Care Plan. Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence anymore….

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Holiday Memories: Dealing with Loss at a Time of Joy

Everyone anticipates the holiday season differently. Some may be excited for the gathering of family and friends, while others may find the holiday season emotionally challenging. This is especially true if you’ve lost someone close to you. The absence of your loved one can be overwhelming. During the holidays, grief from loss may feel like…

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Don’t Be Afraid of Palliative Care

Cancer can be complicated and scary. For some, when they hear the word “palliative,” they think dying. In reality, palliative care means something very different. Cancer can be complicated and scary. Many wonder if their cancer diagnosis spells the end of their life and carefully avoid discussions about prognosis for fear of hearing the worst….

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10 Financial Resources If You or Someone You Love Has Cancer

You have been sick and used all your vacation and sick days. Now you find out you have cancer requiring a long course of treatment. You didn’t plan for this. You won’t be able to work and have no disability benefits. How are you going to support your family? How are you going to pay…

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Coping with Cancer: 5 Ways to Find the Support System You Need

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, it's important to understand that you shouldn't make this journey alone. Although there isn't one ideal way to get the support you need, you do have several good options. A cancer diagnosis can be devastating. Throughout the course of treatment, many people confront physical…

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Returning to Work After Cancer: Four Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Few people are more familiar with new beginnings than cancer survivors. New beginnings might mean many things for you, but some survivors find the path to wellness begins with a new career — or a new take on an existing career. Here are four questions to ask yourself about returning to work after cancer. Getting…

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Four questions cancer survivors should ask before returning to work
Working Out When You Are Busy Working

Everyone struggles with this, cancer history or not. When you are working eight hours a day, who has energy for a post-work workout? How do you prioritize exercise as part of your new normal after cancer recovery? So you’re back to work after cancer, and your doctors continue to remind you that regular exercise is…

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How to work out even when you work full time | Canton Mercy
High or Low: Which Workout Intensity Is OK for Cancer Survivors?

If you or someone you love is a cancer survivor, don't be overwhelmed by the thought of an all-out, agressive, boot-camp-style workout. Learn more about the latest research on exercise for cancer survivors. It was a long winter. Even if you were stalwart enough to stand up to the cold, you might have found it…

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High or Low Intensity Workouts for Cancer Survivors? Tips from Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio
Cancer Survivors Must Set Goals to Make Most of ‘New Normal’

Every year millions make New Year’s resolutions hoping to achieve some long-awaited goal. Cancer survivors, too, have to set goals in order to make the most of their “new normal.” According to the American Cancer Society, eating well and engaging in regular exercise are key ways to improve your life both during and after cancer…

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