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Tamoxiphen Scurge

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Article
Description: 

The scurg of gaining weight, while on the chemo drug Tamoxifen, is happening with more patients lately. It is mainly just a maintence drug the doctors put you on when there is nothing else they can do about your cancer. I have ovarian cancer but am stable now but I am on Tamoxiphen. My doctor told me that the main side effect is gaining weight. He sure was right. I gained 70 lbs in 6 mos.. That is all the doctor seemed to be concerned about. They are good doctors but never mentioned weight control. Being in this state I let the weight come on because I was ready to die. Cancer means death but as the weight came on I became one of the walking dead and I am only 54 years old. I asked myself what would Jesus do in this situation? Would he just sit around and let it happen. No! I got my mind organized, realized I was helping death come with my weight and did something about it. I am in my 2nd week with Weight Watches. I have lost 7 lbs. and 2 Inches around my belly. I have more energy and I just enjoy the company of the meetings. So Please consider joining. It is worth the money.
Nancy Robison

Source: 
for you
Contact information: 
phone: 814-437-1162
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Nancy S. Robison

Prostate Cancer Malecare

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

Prostate Cancer Information and Support Groups. Unique in having the only support group network for gay men in the world.

Contact information: 
125 2nd Ave, room 13 New York NY 10003 phone: 212 844 8369 info@malecare.com
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You can Heal Your Life

Type: 
Book
Description: 

This book has helped me in accepting myself and learning to love myself and have a positive attitude through my cancer survivorship.

Source: 
Life Styles
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Louise L Hay
Publish date: 
1999
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Ileostomy and colorectal cancer experience

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

MY EXPERIENCE OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS FROM START TO RECOVERY plus HINTS AND TIPS ON MANAGING AN ILEOSTOMY (and beating colorectal cancer)

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My Journey Through Cancer

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Web site
Description: 

This is my journal I kept through my diagnosis and treatments. I had a fellow cancer patient tell me about this website. It made it so much easier to keep friends and family informed of everything. Trying to keep up with phone calls was an endless task. I hope you find it informative and maybe even inspirational at times!

Rutabaga Stew Cancer Prevention Cancer Survivor

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

Breast cancer survivor blog journal with personal story, information and resources, insights and inspiration featuring breast cancer prevention and breast cancer survivorship issues.

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Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know

Type: 
Book
Description: 

Written by cancer survivor and journalist Lori Hope, Help Me Live has been described as an "everything you always wanted to know about how to help someone with cancer but were afraid to ask" storybook. Based on interviews and surveys with more than 100 cancer patients, survivors, and care providers, Help Me Live details words and actions that can help or hurt someone who's received a cancer diagnosis. It not only tells tales (many of which are humorous), but provides many lists of things to say and not say, plus examples of sensitive and compassionate ways to show your love.
This resource is more for caregivers than patients, but it's a good book for patients to have laying around for their friends, co-workers, and loved ones.

Source: 
Ten Speed Press
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Lori Hope
Publish date: 
2005
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Happiness Manifesto

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Web site
Description: 

Dear All,

I know this can't change the reality of our individual diagnoses and situations but it is an interesting and useful idea.

I hope you like it.

Cheeky Monkey (Helen)

Any day above ground is a good one

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

Blog about prostate cancer and dealing with it on a day to day basis.

Young Survival Coalition

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Web site
Description: 

The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.

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