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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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"Just be happy." A cancer fighter's choice to seek happiness.

"Just be happy." 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.” Being happy in the face of multiple treatment regimens is challenging, but...

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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.   Planning for the holiday travel can be a stressful process. If you or...

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Caregiving for a Child and Finding Strength in Your Child, Family and Yourself

Caregiving for a Child and Finding Strength in Your Child, Family and Yourself

November 09, 2017

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 likely topping the charts. I remember those first nights in the hospital, my...

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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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Finding Freedom: My Cancer Journey and my PICC

Finding Freedom: My Cancer Journey and my PICC

July 31, 2017 1 Comment

Amanda Kelly shares the story of her PICC Line and her fight against Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. A cancer diagnosis is devastating and overwhelming enough on its own. But then – sometimes with very little time to process – you’re thrown into the whirlwind of this bizarre new reality. There’s scans, biopsies, consultations,...

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Living with Crohn's Disease and a PICC Line

Living with Crohn's Disease and a PICC Line

June 14, 2017

 My name is Michael Seres and I am the Founder and CEO  of 11 Health and Technologies. When I was 12, I was  diagnosed with the incurable bowel condition, Crohn’s Disease. After constant intestinal failure and numerous operations, the only solution to my problem was to undergo  a rare small...

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Expert Opinion: 4 Best Creams for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Expert Opinion: 4 Best Creams for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

June 07, 2017

Health, fitness and beauty expert Margaux Diaz weighs in on the best creams for patients undergoing chemotherapy. You can find more of her tips, reviews and information on different types of cancer in Consumer Health Digest. Starting chemotherapy treatment can be one of the most difficult times for patients with cancer...

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Brain Cancer Awareness Month – Finding Myself Again

Brain Cancer Awareness Month – Finding Myself Again

May 26, 2017

In honor of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, Robert Rabinovitz, Associate Professor of Design at the Parsons School of Design, shares his experience enduring a brain abscess and craniotomy, pushing towards recovery and finding himself again. January 19th of 2007 I was sitting in the product design computer lab at Parsons. It...

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