Acknowledging Cancer’s PTSD-Causing Trauma

 June 15, 2024

Polls in the United States and Europe revealed that half the population are more afraid of cancer than any other disease. Cancer is, after all, a life-altering event that can trigger a rollercoaster of emotional and psychological responses. For many who experience this fear, they may continue to grapple with lingering trauma long after treatment. […]

The 411 on Sleep and Cancer Treatment Success

 May 15, 2024

Did you know sleep disturbances are common in people with cancer? Although patients spend a considerable amount of time in bed, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re sleeping well. Insomnia, restless leg syndrome (RLS), and sleep apnea are prevalent sleep disorders in cancer patients. The stress associated with a diagnosis, uncomfortable symptoms, and treatment side effects […]

7 Super Duper Foods to Reduce Stress and Cancer Risk

 April 15, 2024

Stress has a way of bringing out the worst in us. It can pull the strings on our emotions, making us irritable, sad, anxious, tense, or make our thoughts race nonstop. For those who struggle with prolonged (chronic) stress, these symptoms can disrupt daily life and even increase the risk of life-threatening conditions, including cancer. […]

Are You a Revenge Bedtime Procrastinator?

 March 15, 2024

Few things rival our mastery of revenge (bedtime procrastination). The concept of “bedtime procrastination” first appeared in a paper published in 2014. The addition of the word “revenge” originated from Chinese social media platforms, where it gained traction for describing a behavior pattern wherein individuals willingly stay up late at night and sacrifice valuable sleep […]

How Celebrations Keep the Doctor Away

 February 15, 2024

Some of us know at least one person who’s always looking for a reason to party. Perhaps it’s a friend, family member, co-worker, former schoolmate, or some guy at the gym. Whether it’s a holiday, someone’s birthday, or simply surviving the long workweek, they always look forward to painting the town red. As it turns […]

Don’t Skip These 5 Important Cancer Screenings in 2024

 January 1, 2024

While annual checkups can seem bothersome, they are worthwhile and necessary, especially as we age. Cancer screenings, to be specific, can detect life-threatening health conditions at their earliest and most treatable stages. Add these appointments to your calendar sooner than later – your future self will thank you.   Preventive Cancer Screenings to Get in […]

Holiday Weight Gain and Cancer Risk

 December 15, 2023

The holidays are all about savoring delicious foods and drinks with loved ones. Between office parties, family dinners, and a constant stream of sweets, it’s no wonder many people gain weight over the holidays. All that unhealthy eating and excess pounds you put on could increase your cancer risk. Sure, enjoying some extra cookies or […]

Estrogen: Friend Now, Cancer-Causing Foe Later

 November 15, 2023

The female body is truly complex. Estrogen, the sex hormone we naturally produce, is a double-edged sword that may cause our own demise! To help women understand their bodies and better safeguard their health, let’s talk about the cancer-related dangers of high estrogen levels, the causes, and what women can do about it.   The […]

How to Slow Bone Loss and Prevent Osteoporosis

 October 15, 2023

As we grow older and more of our hair turns gray, concerns about high blood pressure, cognitive decline, and cancer risks can preoccupy our minds. However, one condition often overlooked is osteoporosis. This chronic disease reduces bone mineral density and bone mass. Unmanaged, it can cause fractures, particularly in the hip or spine. Osteoporosis affects […]

5 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Your Cancerversary

 September 5, 2023

Cancer milestones are worthy of praise and celebration. They demonstrate your strength, resilience, courage, and self-love. Each milestone or “cancerversary” deserves commemoration. You have overcome so much, and your recovery is truly something to be proud of! Before we dive into how you can celebrate, let’s identify what to celebrate.   What Is a Cancerversary? […]