Category: Cancer Tips

Four ways to fight breast cancer

Ah, October. When pink takes over our view almost as much as black and orange for Halloween. As the second most common cancer among American women, conversations about breast cancer are important. And beyond the coloring of this month in pink, there are opportunities to push back against this disease. I wanted to share four

Why my heart test matters to you

I received my results from recent cardiology tests. Let me share why my heart test matters to you. Ever since chemo for bone cancer treatment 20+ years ago, in which I took the max dose of a chemo drug that can cause long-term heart issues, I’ve seen a cardiologist and get annual heart tests. Last

Your vote can help fight cancer

Don’t let the title scare you. This isn’t a post about politics. Not really. It is a post about using your voice to support others. And how how your vote can help fight cancer. Why we should vote Before I get too far ahead, I’d be remiss not to pause to acknowledge the significance of

Wear a mask, save a life

I’m going to share a perspective that is so simple to me, yet has been lost in controversy. Wear a mask, save a life. Be assured that this isn’t a post about politics or constitutional rights or anything like that. It’s about being kind and looking out for others, being part of a community and

My dad’s legacy of fighting cancer

On this morning 16 years ago, cancer caused an irreparable crack in my heart. We said good bye to my dad after a courageous 6-year battle with cancer (ugh I still can’t write this sentence without crying). And on this day 16 years ago, I committed to continue my dad’s legacy of fighting cancer. My

10 lessons from surviving 3 cancers

My cancer anniversaries are moments to acknowledge the journey. And lessons learned. Surviving three cancers brings many experiences and lessons. Some ugly, some beautiful. With that in mind, I want to share 10 lessons from surviving 3 cancers, focusing on the strength found in this journey. This new road in life I thought I had

Simple ways to help improve cancer care access

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day, a time to celebrate the almost 17 million cancer survivors in the United States. As a bone cancer, melanoma and breast cancer survivor, this is one of my favorite days because it’s a day to celebrate life beyond cancer. And also be aware of simple ways to help improve

Five ways to advocate for change

Have you ever taken action to raise awareness of a cause or issue that needs support or to be changed? Or have you wanted to but didn’t know where to start? I wanted to help you get started by sharing five ways to advocate for change. Many people think advocacy is lobbying legislators but that’s

Five sun safety tips

I love being outdoors, whether biking, hiking, gardening or relaxing on the deck. Sunshine makes me happy. Protecting my skin to prevent skin cancer also makes me happy! I want to share five sun safety tips to help protect your skin too. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month so a great time to pause to

Financial resources for cancer survivors

Hearing the words “you have cancer” can be devastating. Cancer affects many areas of life, including finances. Treatment, co-pays, health insurance gaps (or none), inability to work and much more can negatively impact a patient’s finances. There are many wonderful financial resources for cancer survivors. I wanted to share some that I’ve come across during