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Looking out the window- a personal blog

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Web site
Description: 

personal blog

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOPE:

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Book
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This little book, There's No Place Like Hope, was a huge comfort to me. It was written by a health care provider who was stricken with cancer and it is written in short easy to read sections. The humor in it will only be recognized by those of us in the trenches. I have given it to many friends who have faced the same diagnosis I did and some made it to the other side and some lost the battle. I have to think that this small book maybe brought a smile to their face while they were reading it.

Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Vickie Girard
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RhabdoBobbo!

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Web site
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My blog site

Contact information: 
info@rhabdobobbo.org
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Me
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The SPF Resource Guide

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Article
Description: 

Describes effects of the sun on the body and use of SPF.

Source: 
SpaBeautySchools.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Shelly Leonard
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My Website: My First Cancer

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Web site
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http://www.mikebakereducation.co.uk/beatingcancer/

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Web site
Description: 

My own surviving cancer blog

Talking With My Treehouse Friends About Cancer

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Book
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Talking With My Treehouse Friends About Cancer, Interactive Workbook Helps Kids Cope with News That Parents Have Cancer
The first activity book of its kind, Talking with My Treehouse Friends about Cancer, provides a creative, informative outlet for children during a difficult time

“It is hard to think of an occurrence more disruptive to family life than the diagnosis of cancer in a parent or grandparent,” says Peter R. van Dernoot, founder of The Children’s Treehouse Foundation, an organization committed to providing support in these difficult situations. In connection with his efforts to help children cope with such heart-wrenching news, Peter van Dernoot has created a unique diary and workbook, Talking with My Treehouse Friends about Cancer.

This full-color activity book includes a variety of fun projects such as drawing, coloring, pasting, and writing, to encourage children to articulate their new emotions and questions. By finishing statements such as “I remember how I found about the cancer,” and drawing “chemo stopping the cancer,” children learn how to cope with the disease and its impact. Additionally, the book informs about cancer in an easily understandable and unthreatening manner, using metaphors to explain cancer’s spread and the side effects kids may witness. A must for any family dealing with a parent’s or grandparent’s cancer, Talking with My Treehouse Friends about Cancer communicates with children in a language they understand.

Contact information: 
Available through: Fulcrum Publishing, 4690 Table Mountain Drive, suite 100, Golden, CO 80403 Telephone: 800-992-2908 www.fulcrumbooks.com Also available at: Amazon.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Peter van Dernoot

The Children's Treehouse Foundation

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Support groups
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Support and Information for Families, Professionals and Children
Program for children:

WHEN A PARENT HAS CANCER - Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness
Cancer center-based, support group-programs for the children whose parents have cancer:

CLIMB (Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery) - A Program of The Children's Treehouse Foundation

This is a FREE 4-week program designed for children ages 6-12 years whose parent or primary caregiver has a cancer diagnosis. Children attend 4 weekly sessions focusing on a select topic each week. Each session incorporates activities and discussion time on the selected topic. The goal is to teach coping skills to help children deal with the stress that occurs when families are coping with a parent's cancer diagnosis. All sessions for children are facilitated by health care professionals who are experienced in the care of families coping with cancer. Topics include: Knowledge of Cancer and Treatments, Identifying Feelings (Happy, Confused, Sad, Scared, Mad), Coping with Feelings (Happy, Confused, Sad, Scared, Mad), Facilitating Communication.

Contact information: 
http://www.childrenstreehousefdn.org/support.html for a listing of different Centres in various States that offer this program.
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
various depending on where it is held

Look Good Feel Better (for women facing cancer)

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Organization
Description: 

This is a TOTALLY FREE one time get together where professionals in your area get together and donate their time to help you learn about how to take care of your skin and tricks for looking your best during treatments. They will talk about different kinds of wigs and/or head treatments like scarfs and turbans. Believe me, if you lose your hair, and it is in cool weather, you will freeze. You lose a lot of heat through your head. A terry cloth turban is invaluable and inexpensive. They teach you so much about things you wouldn't eve think about probably.

Even if you don't wear make up there are things you need to know about taking care of your skin during treatments.

And you come away with a lot of free name brand skin care products that are good for you during treatments and also a lot of free name brand cosmetics which are all donated by the companies. Each person gets products that will work best with their skin types and cosmetics for their skin colours etc.

It truly makes you feel better! It is offered on a regular basis in Cancer Centres all over the US and Canada. It IS FREE but you do need to register to attend however.

Source: 
My local Cancer Centre is where I learned about it
Contact information: 
Look on the website for the one-time get together closest to you. You won't regret it.

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