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Latest Cancer survivor Stories

2013-06-03 23:18:06

Pancreatic cancer survivor, author and inspirational speaker Bob Brown has announced the release of his first book, “The Ride of My Life,” a memoir of his cancer journey that has been praised as an informative and entertaining book offering an inspiring account of Bob´s own personal challenge with cancer. It has become the go-to-book for those newly diagnosed patients and their families, as well as others who may be facing different obstacles with a need to be inspired and...

2013-05-30 23:26:19

Nutrition during and after cancer treatment can be a confusing subject for many. Jean LaMantia, cancer survivor, registered dietitian and author unveils her new products, designed to provide valuable nutrition information for cancer patients, caregivers, survivors and nutrition and health enthusiasts. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 As a web based entrepreneur providing a service to the cancer community, Jean LaMantia hears directly from cancer patients, survivors and caregivers the...

2013-05-28 23:03:15

Gwen Darien joins National Office as Executive Vice President of Program and Services. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Gwen Darien joined the Cancer Support Community in May 2013 as Executive Vice President of Programs and Services where she oversees research, programs, education, and patient and family services. Gwen brings nearly 20 years of experience with extensive communications, education and policy experience. Prior to joining CSC, Gwen was a director of The Pathways...

2013-05-17 23:16:30

Jean LaMantia, Registered Dietitian, Cancer Survivor and Author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook put a well-coordinated plan into action that is getting a much-needed resource into the hands of cancer patients. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 “It´s not too late to take part in this unique opportunity to pay it forward” LaMantia reports. The coordinated nation-wide effort allows donors to “commit a random act of kindness” by...

2013-05-17 10:53:27

Review calls rehabilitation cost effective; critical A new review finds cancer survivors suffer a diverse and complex set of impairments, affecting virtually every organ system. Writing in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Julie Silver, M.D., associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues say a majority of cancer survivors will have significant physical and psychological impairments as a result of treatments, and that these often go undetected and/or untreated, resulting...

2013-05-16 23:31:35

Cancer survivor and founder of PeopleBeatingCancer, David Emerson, will hand-cycle the Cleveland Marathon to fundraise for his patient-focused non-profit. Money from sponsorships will go towards supporting the PeopleBeatingCancer website, an online resource for cancer survivors. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 David Emerson, a nineteen year multiple myeloma survivor with severe nerve damage in his legs, isn´t going to let anything get in his way of participating in this...

2013-05-14 23:25:52

Jean LaMantia, Registered Dietitian, Cancer Survivor and Author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook is pleased to introduce an Opportunity to Make a Difference in the Life a Cancer Patient Today. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Cancer patients and nutrition professionals have been enthusiastic in their praise of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, which is bringing comfort to many. Designed with the nutritional needs of the cancer patient...

2013-05-01 16:29:05

Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer to Celebrate Cancer Survivors at Every Stage of the Eighth Annual Professional Cycling Race THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen today announced that four individuals who are an inspiration and have made a difference for others affected by cancer have been selected as Breakaway from Cancer(®) Champions. They will be honored as part of Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer initiative at the eighth consecutive edition of the Amgen Tour of...

2013-04-17 16:25:26

Study shows sharp drop in activity 10 years after diagnosis Breast cancer survivors are among the women who could most benefit from regular physical activity, yet few meet national exercise recommendations during the 10 years after being diagnosed, according to a study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior studies and available evidence show a strong association between physical activity and reduced mortality, extended survival and higher quality of life among...

2013-04-16 19:29:18

Many people survive their cancers, but end up dying of cardiovascular disease (CVD). New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds that CVD risk factors may be overlooked during survivorship care. Kathryn E. Weaver, Ph.D., assistant professor of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest Baptist, and colleagues surveyed survivors of breast, prostate, colorectal and gynecologic cancers in search of answers. "Increasingly, we are concerned about cardiovascular health in...