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Coping with cancer, coping with stress

Living with cancer can be stressful. From facing your diagnosis to undergoing treatments.

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This is Living With Cancer and the free LivingWith® app are available to anyone affected by cancer. Learn how these resources can help you through your cancer journey.

Click here to download a Spanish version of the brochure.

Good nutrition is important for good health. Educate yourself with this cookbook, which includes recipes from celebrity chefs.

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Wellness is more than just diet and exercise—it’s about making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Discover the seven categories of wellness and get tips to develop each one in your everyday life.

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is a community of advocates, survivors and medical professionals.

Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. men. 1 in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Staying positive may be difficult when living with cancer. Following a few tips can help.

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Explore LivingWith®

A free app designed to help manage life with cancer.

Knowledge is power. Stay motivated by browsing

articles and resources specific to your cancer type.

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learn more about the app.

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Questions to ask your doctor about your cancer treatment options

There is a lot to consider when discussing treatment options with your healthcare team

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Check out these tips before you accompany a loved one to their next appointment.

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As your loved one’s main advocate, being a caregiver is an important job.

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Emergencies can happen, and they’re almost always unexpected. That’s why you should always be prepared.

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These may be some of the hardest days of your loved one’s life, but there are ways to help them find joy and face this battle with a more positive mindset.

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The Cancer Support Community is a nonprofit organization that seeks to support all people living with cancer.

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The VHL Alliance (VHLA) is dedicated to research, education and support to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for those affected by VHL.

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The National CML Society is a centralized hub of information for CML, a rare form of leukemia. They provide educational resources, access to CML Specialists and one-on-one support and guidance for the newly diagnosed.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society works to find cures and provide access to treatments for people living with blood cancers.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation is committed to eradicating lymphoma and serving those impacted by this disease.

View this worksheet when you need help talking to your healthcare team about chronic myeloid leukemia. It can provide information about symptoms, treatment options, side effects and organizations that offer support and resources.

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Sisters Network® Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has on the African American community.

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The Male Breast Cancer Coalition is a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization that offers education on male breast cancer and awareness through the experiences of survivors.

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FORCE's mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers.

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Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research challenges the status quo to end breast cancer through innovative research and works to improve the lives of people impacted by breast cancer through education and advocacy. Their website includes educational content on breast cancer, menopause and other women's health topics as well as information on their latest research initiatives and collaborations.

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SHARE is a national nonprofit organization that supports, educates and empowers women affected by breast, ovarian or metastatic breast cancer, with a special focus on medically underserved communities. Their mission is to connect these women with the unique support of survivors and peers, creating a community where no one has to face breast or ovarian cancer alone.

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METAvivor is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

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Find Your MBC Voice provides resources and educational materials to help patients and caregivers have an open and informed conversation with their doctors about treatment options for metastatic breast cancer (MBC).

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Young Survival Coalition is an organization dedicated to addressing the unique needs of young adults affected by breast cancer.

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Sharsheret is a national nonprofit organization that specializes in supporting young women and Jewish families living with, or at increased genetic risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Their programs serve all women and men and include personalized support and educational outreach.

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer connects people to trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. Programs and services are offered for people with all stages of breast cancer.

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Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reliable and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

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The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network is dedicated to education and advocacy.

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Susan G. Komen seeks to meet the critical needs of the breast cancer community.

Watch videos that can help people living with metastatic breast cancer have better conversations with their healthcare teams.

View this worksheet when you need help talking to your healthcare team about metastatic breast cancer. It can provide information about symptoms, treatment options, side effects and organizations that offer support and resources.

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COLONTOWN is an online community of more than 100 private groups on Facebook for colorectal cancer patients, survivors and care partners. There are separate neighborhoods focused on patients with different stages of disease, the differing types of treatment and special interests.

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The Colorectal Cancer Alliance works to prevent colon cancer by funding research and providing patient support services.

Fight Colorectal Cancer is a patient advocacy group that supports research and education, as well as raising awareness of colorectal cancer.

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KidneyCAN is a grassroots movement formed to support patient advocacy and accelerate kidney cancer research through direct financial support of cutting-edge researchers to better understand and treat kidney cancer.

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The Kidney Cancer Research Alliance (KCCure) is a grassroots organization of patients, caregivers, doctors and medical researchers dedicated to accelerating kidney cancer research, providing patient education and fostering connections to others facing the same challenges.

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The International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) is an independent international network of over 40 patient organizations that focus exclusively, or include a specific focus, on kidney cancer. Based in The Netherlands, the organization was born from a very strong desire among various national kidney cancer patient groups to network, cooperate and share materials, knowledge and experiences around the world.

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The Kidney Cancer Association is an organization that funds and promotes the research of a kidney cancer cure.

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Resources and tips for biomarker testing and living with non-small cell lung cancer.

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The ROS1ders is a global group that strives to better outcomes for all ROS1+ cancers by supporting patients and caregivers, increasing awareness and education, accelerating research and improving access to effective diagnosis and treatment.

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EGFR Resisters is a grassroots, patient-driven community dedicated exclusively to changing EGFR-positive lung cancer into a manageable, chronic disease. This community of patients and caregivers benefits from sharing knowledge and connecting with others who are experiencing similar journeys. The aim of the EGFR Resisters is to use collaboration to drive important research questions and fund novel research and clinical trials.

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GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer is an organization dedicated to saving, extending and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk and diagnosed with lung cancer. They work to change the reality of living with lung cancer by addressing stigma, increasing research funding and assisting with access to care.

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on supporting lung cancer research.

LUNGevity is committed to research, education and support for people living with lung cancer.

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The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is a patient-founded organization dedicated to research, early detection and education.

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ALK Positive is a patient-driven organization, dedicated to improving the life expectancy and quality of life of ALK-positive cancer patients worldwide. The ALK Positive Support Group provides information, empathy and support to ALK-positive cancer patients and their caregivers worldwide.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is dedicated to advancing research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy.

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The Prostate Cancer Research Institute is an organization dedicated to helping prostate cancer patients’ and caregivers’ lives by empowering them to manage their prostate cancer through education.

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A national organization committed to men's health, PCEC is a resource for information on prostate health.

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PCF funds research to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of prostate cancer.
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Malecare is a nonprofit organization focused on men's cancer survivor support and advocacy.
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The Prostate Health Education Network promotes education and awareness.

Providing educational resources, support services & personal connections to the prostate cancer community.

View this brochure to learn more about how prostate cancer affects African Americans and their families.

View this brochure to learn more about non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC).

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ZERO—The End of Prostate Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to prostate cancer education, testing, patient support and research.

View this brochure to learn more about prostate cancer.

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AIM at Melanoma is globally engaged and locally invested in advancing the battle against melanoma through innovative research, legislative reform, education and patient and caregiver support.

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The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is an independent organization committed to accelerating medical research while educating and advocating for the melanoma community. They offer information on ways to get involved in melanoma research.

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The Skin Cancer Foundation is the leading organization for skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment education.

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The Melanoma Research Alliance is committed to funding research for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

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It's important to make mental health a priority—today and every day. Use this guide to help you cope, relax and maybe even feel a little less overwhelmed.
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The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer care community, bringing together healthcare professionals across all disciplines in oncology to promote quality cancer care.

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The NCCS advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. To help empower cancer survivors, they offer publications and programs which provide tools for self-advocacy.

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 30 leadingcancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives.

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Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national nonprofit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses.

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Triage Cancer lists resources and tools to help people living with cancer manage the financial aspects of a cancer diagnosis.

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CancerCare is a national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services for people living with cancer.

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CancerCare provides information, resources and support to help people coping with cancer and their loved ones better manage their stress.

Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

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The American Cancer Society funds research, provides information and offers support services for anyone living with cancer.

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The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay.

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The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program offers cancer patients free transportation.

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CancerCare provides information and resources to help people living with cancer manage transportation concerns.

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The Cancer Support Community can provide limited financial assistance for cancer patients.

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The Cancer Support Community offers a toll-free helpline for anyone affected by cancer to speak with licensed counselors.

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CFAC is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges.

View this booklet to learn more about the financial aspects of a cancer diagnosis and get help budgeting for estimated costs.

If you're feeling anxious about working or returning to work while living with cancer, you're not alone.

 

 

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Encourage your loved one to be an active participant in their care.

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If your loved one is living with cancer, then you know how important it is for them to feel supported...

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As We Age is a community that’s here to provide you and your caregivers with encouragement, education, tools and resources.

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Dealing with illness can be exhausting. Get advice from a doctor on how to cope with feelings of weakness or tiredness and the difficult thoughts, feelings and attitudes they may bring.

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More people are going online to find and share health information than ever before. Discover how to find reliable and accurate health facts and get support online.

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Learn about how some men are at a greater risk for certain types of cancers, and the challenges some communities may face.

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It’s never too soon—or too late—to make healthy choices. Learn some habits that may have a lasting impact on your health as you age.

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A habit is anything you do regularly enough that it becomes second nature. This brochure is focused on building new habits that may have a positive impact on your life.
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Living with cancer brings a steady stream of physical and emotional challenges.

Watch a video to learn more about a medicine option with a potentially lower cost and how it’s different from generics.
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Leslie was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2004. Her daughter, Melissa, helped care for her.
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Discussing your cancer with loved ones can often be difficult.

Caring communication

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, we often struggle to find the right words.

Sharing your diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis may feel overwhelming, which is why it's helpful to have a strong support system in place...

Give your time

There are lots of straightforward, practical ways to give your time helping a friend or family member dealing with cancer.

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As you look toward the future, learn how to plan for and make important changes in your life, one step at a time.

Managing life with cancer

LivingWith is a free app, developed by Pfizer, designed to help patients and caregivers manage life with cancer.

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An exercise specialist shares a few fun and easy ways to get moving indoors.

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Discover different strength training, aerobic exercises and stretches you can consider trying. When designing an exercise routine, it is important to listen to your body and get guidance from your doctor.

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Wellness is an ongoing, intentional way to live your best life. An exercise specialist shares five tips to support your personal wellness.

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A guide to help manage the challenges of a cancer diagnosis while aging.
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Common cancer treatments may have an effect on your digestive system. Learn strategies to help improve your gut health.

Protein is important to help your body heal and recover after cancer treatment. Here are a few simple ways to add more protein into your daily meals.

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Since receiving your diagnosis, you may have noticed some changes in your sleep patterns. These pages offer tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.
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Since receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer, these patients reflect on the importance of proactive screening and ongoing care for all patients, particularly older adults.

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Cancer can be a difficult topic to discuss with the people in your life. These topic starters can help make tough conversations more effective and focused.
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An exercise specialist shares a few simple exercises to help strengthen your muscles and increase your balance.

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Maintaining a healthy body weight is important during cancer treatment.
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Physical activity and structured exercise can help increase aerobic capacity, increase muscular strength and overall well-being.

Move it for health

After a diagnosis, and with guidance from your doctor, regular physical activity is important...

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Discover how exercise can affect your brain and how it may be able to help improve your emotional well-being.

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Inspiration can come from anywhere. This booklet is intended to help you find inspiration by focusing on showing gratitude, being kind and maintaining hope.
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A well-balanced diet includes healthy foods from all food groups. These are protein, grains, fruits and vegetables and healthy fats.

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Being informed about what has been prescribed for you and always asking your healthcare team any questions you may have, can help you take a more active role in your treatment plan.
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In the straight arm plank, you keep your abdominal core contracted to hold your body position.

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It is important to focus on nutrition during cancer treatment. One way to help yourself eat well is by being a smart shopper.

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Cancer and its treatment can be stressful. That’s why it’s important to learn some ways to help manage stress.

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that people with cancer experience.

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A place to track your activities, thoughts and feelings throughout treatment.
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You can perform the seated trunk twist from any stable chair or seat, making it an easy at-home exercise move.

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Your medical team can provide you with options so that you can eat enough calories, protein and other nutrients.

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The seated boat hold exercise aims to build abdominal core endurance while in a seated position for added stability.

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This guide was created to help you build on the healthy coping strategies you’re already using and discover new tools that you can use when you’re experiencing difficult emotions.
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A caregiver is someone who’s there for a loved one, providing emotional care and practical help in their time of need.

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Focus on strengthening your arms with a seated bicep curl. This exercise is easy to modify for varying strength levels by adjusting amount of weight being used.

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It helps to set yourself up for success when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet.

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While people with cancer face many nutritional challenges, it’s common for caregivers to have their own issues and concerns.
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Focus on your breathing while practicing the single arm row. Exhale as the weight comes up and inhale as the weight goes down.

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Physical activity is important for health and wellness. It is also helpful during cancer treatment.

Cancer can have a profound impact on you, your loved ones and your caregivers. And you may feel grief, fear or anger. Sometimes, you might feel all of these things at once.
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Discover an advanced version of a standard push-up, this modification uses a chair for added resistance. Always remember to progress slowly and work with your doctor to decide what exercises are right for you.

There are many ways your body may change when you're living with cancer.

Skin deep: Protecting the body’s largest organ
When you're living with cancer, skin care might not be the first thing on your mind.
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The standing calf raise can be performed at home. In addition to engaging your calf muscles, this exercise focuses on maintaining good posture and steady balance.

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By being your own advocate, you can do more for your health and well-being.
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Single leg press exercise can be customized and made more difficult by adding weights or combining with an additional move like the chair stand.

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients...

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Cancer treatment can affect the ability to chew or swallow...

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This modified version of a standing calf raise increases resistance, creating a more advanced exercise. Always remember to progress slowly and work with your doctor to decide what exercises are right for you.

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Diarrhea can be caused by certain cancer treatments.

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Appetite loss is a common symptom experienced by patients...

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Learn how to perform a side box squat at home. This exercise can help strengthen your legs while helping you focus on keeping your balance.

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Cancer treatment affects the cells in the body that replicate the fastest and are the most sensitive.

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Try out this hamstring stretch that can be easily modified for different ability levels.

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Cancer treatment may result in nausea and vomiting.

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Often, cancer treatment can cause increased sensitivity to smells...

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Quadricep muscles are in the front of your legs and get used a lot with walking and exercise. Learn an easy way to stretch these muscles at home using a chair or stool for balance.

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 Consider the small decisions that become a part of your overall lifestyle. 

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Cancer treatment affects the cells in the body that replicate the fastest.

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As you go through your cancer treatment, your doctor may prescribe different kinds of medicines or switch your medicine from one brand name to an alternative with another name. That new drug may be called a generic or a biosimilar.

If someone you love was diagnosed with cancer, stepping into the role of a caregiver may have felt natural to you.

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If you're living with cancer, you might feel overwhelmed.

Refresh your space

A cancer diagnosis may require spending some time at home to rest and recuperate.

Eating healthy is important for everyone—especially for those living with cancer.
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Living with cancer can be stressful. From facing your diagnosis to undergoing treatments.

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Constipation can be caused by certain cancer treatments as well as nausea and pain medications…

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Decreased oral intake of calories along with the increased energy demands…

If you're living with cancer, feeling supported by your family and friends may be more important than ever.

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While living with cancer, you may need help finding rides to doctors' appointments and treatments.

It may feel intimidating to visit someone in the hospital. But for those living with cancer, the support of family and friends can help...

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Cancer therapies often change patients' sense of taste, which may affect what they like to eat, according to a nutrition expert.

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As a nurse, Stephanie was always caring for others. But the tables were turned when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (mBC).

Barbara's story

Barbara knows about cancer. Over the past 14 years, she's been diagnosed with ovarian, lymphoma, breast and skin cancer.

Victor's story

As Victor tears along the winding mountain roads of Utah on his motorcycle, every sense awakens.

Adam's story

Adam takes the stage in front of a packed house, using a cane to help keep his balance.

Sachi's story

Sachi looks at her young daughter. And the young girl stares delightedly back at her mama.

Remembering Ester Eva

Ester Eva was a beautiful daughter, a loving sister, and a wife and mother.

With her creative spirit and warm smile, Cynthia is the kind of person who makes an impression the moment you meet her.

Billy's story

At Billy's jazz performance, the bass player taps a smooth, steady line of deep notes.

Kathy's story

A sore back was the first sign that something was wrong.

Jack's story

After serving in the Air Force in Thailand during the Vietnam War, Jack went to college and became a teacher in special education.

Melissa and Leslie's Story

When Melissa graduated from college in 2004, she knew she was going home to visit her mother, Leslie, in New Hampshire before starting her nutrition internship in New York City. But she didn't realize just how much their lives were about to change.

Fred's story

Fred makes people laugh for a living. But this wasn't always so.

Judi's story

When Judi walks into a room, laughter and smiles are sure to follow.

The road to medical school can be difficult for anyone. Now imagine being diagnosed with lymphoma at the same time.

Lisa's story

As a Brooklyn girl, Lisa can handle just about anything with her personality and chutzpah alone.

Lindsay's story

It takes a special person to care for others with cancer, whether it's providing treatment or simply being there to listen.

Kimaya's story

Kimaya was able to focus on her treatment and recovery thanks to the support of the people around her.

Robin's story

In 1972, Robin was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma (then called Hodgkin's disease). She was just 12 years old.

Paula's story

Paula was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. In fact, she grew up on the block where she currently lives.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF PAUL

"I try not to focus on my problems. I try to focus on other people's problems."

Lynn's story

If you're looking for Lynn, you'll probably find her out in her garden or kayaking or soaking at Starkey Hot Springs.

Speak with your doctor and make a plan to keep your check-up appointments.

Learn more about what to expect and key questions to ask before you go to the doctor.

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Check out these tips to help you meet with your doctor in the comfort of your home.

Click here to download a Spanish version of this resource.

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