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Book Review: Radical Remission, The Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference

Radical Remission

Kelly Turner is a psychotherapist who specializes in integrative oncology. She has a master’s degree in social work in the field of counseling for cancer patients. During her PhD work, she studied spontaneous healing, which she calls “radical remission”. Her book, Radical Remission, The Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference, is a …

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Living With Podcast with Host Tom Coccagna

This is the second in my series of introducing you to my favourite cancer specific podcasts. I highly recommend that you check these out! If you aren’t familiar with podcasts or how to listen on the go, check out my post about the top 10 podcasts for cancer thrivers. You can find the post HERE. …

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The Cancer Warrior—Mel Majoros

The Cancer Warrior Square

I want to introduce you to my favourite podcasts that are hosted by other cancer thrivers (just like you!). Turns out you are not alone—it is great to hear how some cancer thrivers are using their cancer as a springboard to help others. I highly recommend that you subscribe to these podcasts and become a …

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How to Find Support When You are Diagnosed with Cancer

Social Support

Recently, I have done quite a bit of research and study on the topic of social support. The bottom line is that social support provides direct benefits for cancer patients and survivors—it is an important part of becoming a cancer thriver! But many of you may be feeling frustrated, scared and lonely—what do you do …

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The Quality of Your Social Support Matters Too

BreastCancer.org

Recently I came across an article entitled “Quality Personal Relationships Boost Survival in Women Diagnosed With Early-Stage Breast Cancer” on BreastCancer.org. The article talks about a new study that looked at social support networks of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. The results of the study show us that it is not just the size …

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How Do I Support My Coworker Who Has Cancer?

In a previous post entitled How Friends and Family Can Improve Your Health. I talked about the benefits of social support. According to the American Cancer Society (1), many studies have shown that people who are socially isolated are more likely to die of all causes, including cancer. We do know that social support and …

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How Friends and Family Can Improve Your Health

How Friends and Family Can Improve Your Health

In last month’s blog topic, I wrote about optimism and its role in our immune system. I want to pick up on a theme I mentioned and take it a little further. In my post entitled Are Optimists Healthier? (you can read the entire article here), I talked about the downsides of optimism. The Downsides …

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