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Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups

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Organization
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50 ESSENTIAL THINGS TO DO WHEN THE DOCTOR SAYS IT'S CANCER

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Book
Description: 

This book is short and well written with a lot of good info. for any cancer patient but esspecially for a first time cancer patient. Here are a few of the things it covers:

10 life saving questions to ask your doctor

Enhancing your immune system

How to eliminate toxic stress from your life

There is a lot packed into this 145 page book.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Greg Anderson (founder of The Cancer Conquerors)
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WWW.HEAVENLYHATS.COM

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Organization
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Heavenly hats is a non profit organization that will ship new hats at no cost to cancer patients who are losing their hair. All one needs to do is go to the web site and complete a short questionere about what kind of hats you need and they will ship them to you. when I was under treatment they sent me several very nice hats and night caps which i used a lot. Wonderful organization with many kind people.

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Planet Cancer

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Web site
Description: 

Welcome to Planet Cancer, a community of young adults with cancer in their 20s and 30s. A place to share insights, explore our fears, laugh, or even give the finger to cancer with others who just plain get it.

A great loving, and very supportive online community for young people.

On-line Support Group, Weekly Internet Show www.talk-cancer.com

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Support groups
Description: 

Talk Cancer is all about Sharing Stories, Raising Awareness and Providing Support. My wife has been given a second chance and I want to share it with you. If you or someone you care about has been affected by Cancer then, this show is for you. We are here for you and want to hear from you.

Cancer Family Care

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Organization
Description: 

Cancer Family Care is a great organization available to help cancer patients and their families. They have been a great help for me in providing counseling service to work through the emotional baggage I haven't been able to face alone and in helping me get back on my feet. Additionally, I can't believe how much knowledge they have and I'm getting help figuring out medical care, testing I have not been able to afford in two years, help navigating the disabiltiy system and overall support. I wouldn't survive without them.

The Wellness Community

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Organization
Description: 

The Wellness Community is a wonderful resource to help cancer patients and their families. They offer may wonderful free meetings and classes to help work through the emotional stuff and learn to cope. I wish I could do something big to support them and return the favor of all they have done to support my journey.

If you need help, this is a wonderful place to begin! They are a national organization with locations in many cities.

CancerCare

Type: 
Organization
Contact information: 
Woodbury 11797

Hand-foot syndrome help

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Article
Description: 

Colon and breast cancer patients who take Xeloda know the side effect Hand-Foot Syndrome (HFS) or Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia (PPE). A study at a university in Turkey looked at the use of henna in treating PPE. This webpage tells you how to use it. Reference to the Turkish study is given.

Source: 
Webpage
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Monique Doyle Spencer

ReForma

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

Three years ago, Plastic Surgeon Luis A. Vinas, MD, FACS, stood in his plastic surgery center and listened to an anxious breast reconstruction patient ask him the same question that other patients had asked when they viewed what had been their nipple area:
“Doctor, isn’t there something that can make my breast whole again?”

All that was available was the option of nipple reconstruction. But the results of nipple reconstruction, no matter how skilled the surgeon, were often poor.

Dr. Vinas put together a focus group of breast cancer survivors. Their goal: to help create a beautiful and practical prosthetic nipple that they would want to wear. The prosthetic nipple had to be as lifelike as possible. It had to be thin, resilient, hypo allergenic, and self-adhering. It had to be translucent so a woman’s skin tone would blend in with the nipple’s coloration for a perfect match. It had to mold perfectly to the contours of a woman’s breast for a natural look. And it had to be reusable so women could afford it.

A whole new manufacturing process was developed to give the nipple the natural look and feel that the patients desired. One of the very first women to try ReForma thanked us for our long task with words that will always stay with our company: “for the first time in ten years, I feel whole again.”

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