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Acupuncture Trial for Chronic Lymphedema

Lymphedema is the buildup of lymphatic fluid in the arms and legs, which causes swelling. Lymphedema is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment when lymph nodes have been removed or damaged by surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. Lymphedema is usually treated by self-massage and the prescription of compression garments. Unfortunately, these treatments do not […]

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Summer Fun for the Kids

With the current heat wave and humidity, it is just too hot and sticky for kids to play outside for long. Luckily, there are a few great indoor and air-conditioned options available for kids this summer! If your kids like bowling, Kids Bowl Free is a great value! Once you register your child for a […]

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Reflections on Breast Cancer in the News

Breast cancer has been front and center in the news over the past couple of months. As a breast cancer survivor, I think this is great news! It is long past time for a real and honest discussion about breast cancer awareness, risk, and prevention in the mainstream media. While I agree with Peggy Orenstein, […]

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Upcoming Important Dates

June is just around the corner. Here’s hoping summer weather is soon to follow ;-). While we wait for the weather to catch up, here are some great and FREE events to enjoy: Wednesday, May 29, 2013: Free Webinar from Surviving and Moving Forward- Moving Forward With Your Financial Health – Undergraduate Tuition Assistance Surviving […]

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Cancer Resource Directories

If you feel overwhelmed in your search for assistance, a good place to start is an on-line cancer resource directory. The resource directory will allow you to search by state, diagnosis, and even assistance requested. Some great resource directories: Needy Meds A directory of patient assistance programs offered by prescription drug companies. Search by  brand […]

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One Source for Cancer Resources

  Even though there are many different kinds of assistance available for cancer patients, cancer patients are rarely able to seek them out. Information about resources is scattered across the Internet.  It is exhausting and time-consuming for cancer patients in active treatment to find relevant resources. In addition, each organization has its own application and […]

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