Shaping What’s in your “Cancer Box”: Hillary Black’s Cancer Journey

Shaping What’s in your “Cancer Box”: Hillary Black’s Cancer Journey

June 27, 2018

Back in October 2017, we met Hillary Black at a breast cancer awareness event hosted by WeWork. We loved meeting her and hearing her story so much that we wanted to share it with all of you. Thank you for inspiring us Hillary! Everyone reacts differently to illness – especially...

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Gift Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

Gift Ideas for a Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy

March 08, 2018 9 Comments

“What can I do to help?” Cancer caregivers - family and friends of cancer patients - want to provide meaningful support but often times are at a loss for what to say or do. In fact, there are a lot of different things you can do to help your loved...

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The Best Clothing for Your Chemotherapy Treatment Sessions

The Best Clothing for Your Chemotherapy Treatment Sessions

February 28, 2018 2 Comments

The what-do-I-wear questions multiply when you are preparing for chemotherapy treatment. However, a little planning ahead of time can reduce the stress you feel about preparing for your treatment. At Care+Wear, we understand that it is hard to know what clothes to wear in order to be comfortable and warm...

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4 Tips for Dating with Breast Cancer

4 Tips for Dating with Breast Cancer

February 27, 2018

When you’ve had breast cancer, one of the biggest challenges can be determining how and when is the right way to tell a potential partner about your cancer. Whether you’re a current breast cancer patient or have completed your treatment, the idea of going on a date is already daunting enough,...

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Diagnosed with Lymphoma at 22: Missy's Survivor Story

Diagnosed with Lymphoma at 22: Missy's Survivor Story

January 17, 2018

As you can imagine, there’s no way to ever be prepared to hear you have cancer; and even once you are diagnosed, there’s no way to be prepared for the physical and emotional road that lies ahead. Twenty-two years into my relatively healthy life – and I say relatively only...

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The essential wardrobe guide for breast cancer treatments

The essential wardrobe guide for breast cancer treatments

January 05, 2018

Our good friend and overall lady boss, Christie Mangir, shares her ultimate wardrobe list for prepping for breast cancer treatments, surgeries and other related procedures. She is the ultimate fighter and has made it her professional and personal mission to give back to the breast cancer community.  When I was...

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A Cancer Fighter's Choice to Seek Happiness.

A Cancer Fighter's Choice to Seek Happiness.

December 11, 2017

For 66-year-old Ashok, being diagnosed with lung cancer 8 years ago was difficult, but it strengthened his resolve to enjoy life. When asked, “what advice would you give to people diagnosed with cancer?” he replied, “Just be happy.” "Just be Happy" Being happy in the face of multiple treatment regimens...

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Traveling with Chronic Illness? Our Medical Expert shares this Quick Checklist

Traveling with Chronic Illness? Our Medical Expert shares this Quick Checklist

December 07, 2017 1 Comment

Getting ready for holiday travel? Care+Wear advisor, Dr. Greg Weingart, Emergency Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, shares his tips for how to best prepare for travel with a serious or chronic illness.  Bring a medical history list Before you leave home, be sure to have at...

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Caregiving for a Child With Cancer

Caregiving for a Child With Cancer

November 09, 2017

Caregiving for a Child and Finding Strength in Your Child, Family and Yourself It was the day after Christmas last year and just two months after my son’s third birthday that he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Every parent’s biggest fear is to hear their child has a disease, with cancer...

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Finding Your Place as a Caregiver

Finding Your Place as a Caregiver

November 01, 2017

A week before the end of her fifth-grade year, Taylor’s mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Although she was told she had 15 months to live, Taylor’s mom being the strong-willed, positive person she was fought for four years before passing away. Over those four years, Taylor’s family made...

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Chemotherapy and Happiness: How to Find the Strength in Accepting Your Limitations

Chemotherapy and Happiness: How to Find the Strength in Accepting Your Limitations

August 24, 2017

When you are first diagnosed with cancer you hear the phrases “Stay Strong” and “Be Strong” a lot. Sometimes it can be difficult to remain “strong,” not only for yourself, but for your friends and family as well. Often times you want to show your loved ones strength by denying...

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Receiving Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

Receiving Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

August 07, 2017

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be one of the hardest pieces of news for both patients and their families. While sometimes it might seem like you’re all alone, there are many different ways that you can receive support, both financially and emotionally. One of our partners is CancerCare, a non-profit...

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