Investing in nurturing relationships and, yes, enjoying a good laugh are keys to cancer recovery. Another key? Regular participation in support groups.

Lean on Healthy Relationships

Seven in 10 survivors believe support from others is a major contributor to their return to health. They believe cancer recovery revolves around key relationships in their lives.

That is why survivors invest more in relationships that nurture them – and less in those that are toxic. They participate in support groups as well (in fact, studies suggests that those who do live longer).

Survivors also allow themselves to let laughter into their lives. No joke – laughing helps heal, too! Learn how to make healthy relationships and a little light-heartedness part of your wellness plan.

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  • Celebrate Giving

    December 2, 2019

    The Power of Giving

    Here’s the scene: We’re in the middle of a men’s cancer support group meeting. We have old men and young men and many in between. It’s a vibrant group and this evening’s session is no exception. I ask the question, “What’s the greatest gift you have ever been given?”

    One gentleman said, “A clean bill of health.” Another shared, “Finishing chemotherapy.” An older gentleman said, “Faith in God.” A young man in his early twenties who had recently completed treatment for testicular cancer answered, “A new car!”

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  • Giving Hope through the Women's Cancer Fund

    September 30, 2019

    The looks on my kids’ faces when I got the eviction notice…

    “It was interesting seeing the different reactions of my kids when I was handed the eviction notice. My 13-year-old daughter walked out of the room and didn’t say a word. My 8-year-old daughter asked, ‘What’s an eviction notice?’ My 2 1/2-year-old son stuttered trying to say, ‘M-mo-more Cheerios.’”

    That’s Ruth Ann, single mother of three and a breast cancer patient. It’s a chilly Michigan Sunday in March. In the middle of breakfast, as she was getting her children ready for church, she heard an unexpected knock on her apartment door.

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  • Your Cancer Diagnosis: To Tell…or Not to Tell?

    March 1, 2018

    It’s really hard to tell when it is the right time to inform your family, friends, and loved ones about your cancer diagnosis. This was especially difficult for a member of our team. Franky, who served as our intern last year and is now one of our staffers, weighed in on this subject for our March blog to share her experience and provide some advice:

    "As a three-time cancer survivor of breast, cervical, and uterus cancer, it was hard for me to tell anyone, other than my husband, of my diagnosis.

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