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Feb 17

Telling Children about Cancer in the Family

I know what a great deal of courage it takes to talk to children about cancer in the family. When I was diagnosed, our daughters were 8, 10 and 12, and we wanted to protect them from cancer’s assault on me. So, we decided we would tell them I was going to have surgery, but …

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Feb 10

The Mind-Body Healing Connection

Isn’t it amazing the impact our thoughts can have on our bodies? I got chemo every Wednesday and that evening we would take our girls to Shoney’s Restaurant for supper because kids 12 and under (of which we had three!) were free. I was always pretty nauseous, so while my family enjoyed the buffet, I sipped …

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Feb 03

Top 10 Signs You’re Paranoid about Cancer

10. You have your oncologist’s number on speed dial. 9. Your oncologist’s secretary has put a call block on your phone number. 8. Ten years after your cancer treatment, your Mediport is still in place “just in case.” 7. You take a portable radon detector with you on vacation. 6. You include those little hemoccult test …

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Jan 27

The Mind, Heart & Soul of a Survivor

Dear friend, I wish you well on your — or your loved one’s– journey with cancer. I wish you a heart that has found the right attitude — a positive, realistic attitude. I wish you a mind that has found peace — by replacing worries with better thoughts and by focusing on the present and …

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