Category Archives: Survivorship

A Healthful Way to Give to Cancer Patients

As the holidays approach and the year ends, a lot of people are looking for ways to give back, whether it’s gifts to loved ones or donations to their favorite charity (and of course we hope you’ll support the American … Continue reading

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Report: One in Four Americans over 50 is Inactive

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of physical inactivity among adults age 50 years and older. Inactivity is defined as no activity beyond what one has to do just to … Continue reading

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Fighting for More and Better Birthdays

Thus Sunday, June 2, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. The needs and concerns of this growing population are increasingly on the radar, and for good reason. We asked the Society’s Director of Quality of Life, Rebecca Kirch, JD, to … Continue reading

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TLC’s Lori Allen Helps to Fight Cancer In Style

On a Friday the 13th almost a year ago, bridal shop owner, Lori Allen, got the dreaded call from her doctor that she had breast cancer.  “At first, I was in shock. I couldn’t even say the words “breast cancer” … Continue reading

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Fight Cancer Like An Olympian

Paul Goebel, a 49-year old physical therapist who lives just outside of Seattle, Washington, was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lungs on January 16, 2012. A father of three daughters, who never smoked cigarettes and had been an active competitor … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Where can you turn?

Breast cancer patients and cancer advocates were shocked to learn last Thursday that Y-ME, a Chicago based, not-for profit breast cancer organization that has been helping patients across the United States since the late 1970s, abruptly shut its doors, filed … Continue reading

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“Relay until cancer is dead,” says volunteer founder

Dr. Gordy Klatt, the colorectal surgeon who founded the American Cancer Society Relay For Life program, announced recently that he has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. The news spread quickly throughout the Relay community as local events were just getting … Continue reading

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