Breaking Out of the Isolation of Illness

Breaking Out of the Isolation of Illness

The following post was first published on the Health Story Collaborative website. A Conversation with Molly Stewart: Breaking Out of the Isolation of Illness An Interview with Molly Stewart LCSW, Mission Services Director at the Cancer Community Center of South...
Survivor Stories Revisited: Ryann

Survivor Stories Revisited: Ryann

June 4, 2017 is National Cancer Survivors Day. During the month of June, we are revisiting some of the cancer survivor stories we’ve shared with you in the past and giving you an update on how each person is doing. Ryann Chamberlain’s story was shared on...
Survivor Stories Revisited: Scott

Survivor Stories Revisited: Scott

June 4, 2017 is National Cancer Survivors Day. During the month of June, we are revisiting some of the cancer survivor stories we’ve shared with you in the past and giving you an update on how each person is doing. Scott Keysor’s story was shared on our...
Survivor Stories Revisited: Konnie

Survivor Stories Revisited: Konnie

June 4, 2017 is National Cancer Survivors Day. During the month of June, we are revisiting some of the cancer survivor stories we’ve shared with you in the past and giving you an update on how each person is doing. Konnie Stinson’s story was shared by...
Survivor Stories Revisited: Samaa

Survivor Stories Revisited: Samaa

June 4, 2017 is National Cancer Survivors Day. During the month of June, we are revisiting some of the cancer survivor stories we’ve shared with you in the past and giving you an update on how each person is doing. Samaa Abdurraqib’s story was shared on...
Grieving a Loss? These Tips and Resources Can Help

Grieving a Loss? These Tips and Resources Can Help

While many more people are surviving and thriving after a cancer diagnosis, the sad fact is that many of us will lose a loved one to cancer at some point in our lives. And though grief is a very personal experience, there are some common elements to the grieving...
Cancer-Related Fatigue: What It is and How to Manage It

Cancer-Related Fatigue: What It is and How to Manage It

Rebecca Vincelette had two small children when she was diagnosed with breast cancer just one week before she turned 34. That was nearly six years ago but Rebecca clearly remembers the devastating nature of  cancer-related fatigue. “I once thought that being...
Stressful Conversations

Stressful Conversations

This post was written by Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC and originally published on the Creative Transformations website. Stress & Serious Illness Being diagnosed with a life threatening illness certainly amps up the stress levels for ourselves and our loved...
Using Meditation to Manage Cancer-Related Pain

Using Meditation to Manage Cancer-Related Pain

Most people dealing with cancer experience pain at some point – before, during, and/or after treatment. Managing pain – both physical and emotional – can be an enormous challenge for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. While pain medication is often necessary,...
Providing Comfort ~ Learning What to Say and Do

Providing Comfort ~ Learning What to Say and Do

This post was written by Cancer Community Center volunteer, Jamie Brookes. Have you ever felt awkward in a sad situation, not knowing what to say or do for a person who is suffering in some way? It’s safe to say most everyone has. If a friend or loved one is ill or...
Advance Care Planning: It Always Seems Too Early…

Advance Care Planning: It Always Seems Too Early…

It always seems too early, until it’s too late. That’s the theme for National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) this year, and it’s an excellent reminder. NHDD exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning....