Category: Cancer Tips

Living beyond three cancers

The other day I looked at the calendar and was surprised to realize that it’s almost been two years since finishing treatment for breast cancer. Some days it seems long ago. Maybe because a devastating, global pandemic slid in shortly after treatment ended. Or maybe because I fiercely cleared that cancer, preparing for the next

Tips to support cancer survivors every day

It’s an undisputed fact – cancer affects everyone. With almost 17 million people living with and beyond cancer in the U.S. today, and more than 43 million cancer survivors worldwide, everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. People often ask how they can be there for someone going through cancer. So I

6 skin cancer prevention tips

I always get excited when Michigan’s weather starts warming up and I can be outside more often. Of course, as a melanoma survivor, I’m cautious about being in the sun. It’s a great time to focus on sun safety during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Keep reading for 6 skin cancer prevention tips. Know your skin

5 cancer screenings not to miss

The coronavirus pandemic led to a drop in health screenings in the past year due to safety concerns of spreading COVID-19. Many health centers have implemented safety protocols to protect patients and encourage health check ups, including cancer screenings. These screenings have come a long way in detecting early stage cancers, leading to higher long-term

Facing infertility after cancer

More than 150,000 people of reproductive age are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many cancers and treatments can cause infertility issues in women and men. Facing infertility after cancer can be a devastating outcome from trying to save your life. Picture being told you have cancer. And your chance of having a family, whether now

5 ways to fight cancer on World Cancer Day

An estimated 1.8 million Americans will hear ‘you have cancer’ this year. Approximately 606,000 will die from the disease. One is too many. Fighting cancer is an issue that I’m passionate about and I like to share opportunities to support cancer survivors while fighting the disease whenever I can. So I want to share 5

10 tips to motivate you to exercise

I love to be active so it’s a bit easier for me to stay motivated to exercise. But I know not everyone shares my natural enthusiasm. I wanted to share 10 tips to motivate you to exercise. My motivation to stay active Being a three-time cancer survivor also greatly motivates me to stay active. My

Learning to let go

As a three-time cancer survivor, it would be easy to let the negativity surrounding cancer define my life. As a cancer survivor whose dad died from cancer, it would be just as easy to let survivor’s guilt lead my life. And for a while, these things did hold me down in negative emotions and indifference

Help stop the spread of COVID-19

A doctor friend recently shared some heartbreaking stories of patients having to receive cancer diagnoses alone due to COVID-19 restrictions at health centers. While some were able to have family members listen via virtual calls, it was still difficult not to have someone supporting them in-person. These stories reinforce the need to help stop the

The benefits of drinking water

Did you know the benefits of drinking water are plentiful? Water is one of my favorite beverages and I can always tell when I haven’t drank enough in the day. I start feeling blah, sometimes achy and definitely feel an unsatisfied thirst. Using water bottles help me stay motivated and focused on drinking water. A