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For Young Adults, “Cancer Recovery” Is A Loaded Term

Despite all of the advancements in cancer research and cures, there is one major aspect of the disease that is as under-discussed as it is controversial: patient cost. While the road to recovery is anything but easy, the road to post-cancer financial wellness is a hotly-contested and complex issue that…...

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Finding Self-Love and Healing in a Changed Body

We often hear that it’s what is on the inside that counts. However, when tragedies of any kind strike, people often lose sight of themselves from the inside out. When battling cancer, both men and women are likely to experience side effects affecting their day-to-day quality of life. When depression…...

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Hope for the Holidays: 5 Ways to Support Cancer Patients This Season

December is one of the most joyous times of the year. Families flock together to celebrate and people across the world prepare to say goodbye to the old year and toast to the new one. However, when battling cancer, the joy of the season can be tarnished with the stress…...

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Holidays with Cancer: Boost the Holiday Spirit with Science and Singing

Autumn leaves have fallen and soon families will be seated around a warm table for Thanksgiving dinner. It won’t be long before the holiday season is back in full swing. Christmas trees will be illuminated, stockings will be hung and families will be gathering in celebration. However, having a cancer…...

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National Family Caregivers Month

Nearly every month is dedicated to shining awareness on particular diseases. It is an incredible way to educate those unfamiliar with an illness, as well as to assist those affected in finding support systems. These awareness months also extend beyond medical conditions, including special categories of people. Altogether, these designations…...

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All in Moderation: The Power of Exercise and Diet Choices

In 2018, there will be an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the United States. Over 600 thousand people will die from the disease. Over $140 billion will be spent for national cancer care. With all of this being said, over 70% of all cancers have their roots…...

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Safeway Foundation Grant Awarded to the National Foundation for Cancer Research

NFCR is one of 13 local and regional organizations to be the recipient of a grant by Safeway Foundation supporting cancer research and treatment efforts. The $35,000 award will be directed toward the expansion of the Cancer Patient Navigation Hotline....

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Exercise for Sarcoma Patients

Exercise and stretching are important for everyone and at all times. They are especially key after being diagnosed with sarcoma....

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NFCR Launches Cancer Patient Navigation Hotline

What is the Cancer Patient Navigation Hotline? A cancer diagnosis comes with panic, confusion, uncertainty and many questions, such as what tests should be scheduled? What are the best treatment options? How to communicate the diagnosis with friends and family? The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) understands patients’ frustrations…...

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Cancer Caregiving Tips— Real Caregivers Giving Real Advice

At just 28 years old, Danielle Homrich’s life changed with the news of her spouse’s cancer diagnosis. During the one year and one day that her husband, Brandon, endured treatment, Danielle went from being a young wife and mother to a full-time caretaker of a cancer patient. Now, she’s eager…...

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