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Still the same inside

Pacing … that’s what I was doing as I anxiously awaited the arrival of my granddaughters, ages six and eight. Today was the day they would see me for the first time since starting chemo – bald, colorless, skinny, and frail. What would they think? What would they feel
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A survivor, is a survivor, is a survivor …

“You have cancer”. If you have heard these words you are indeed a survivor. “When you’re originally diagnosed, there’s an instant when you know you’re suddenly part of a strange club. You’re now part of a special society where great effort is needed to stay focused a
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Be the change

Cancer is not just diagnosis or treatment or recovery, it is a combination of all three. Want to feel better, get stronger and reduce the risk of recurrence? Read on to learn about little known rehabilitation services available to cancer survivors. There is a huge gap in the system an
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Odds are

  Keep it simple. We don’t have to be Olympians to begin a fitness program. Sometimes the start is sitting right in front of us … with a leash in her mouth. Let’s get moving. When you’re ready to stretch it out and expand your program  NCCF is here to help
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Kadcyla KAPOW! to HER2 positive breast cancer

Kadcyla, the newest FDA approved drug, offers the one-two punch for those affected by certain types of late stage HER2 positive breast cancer. “Kadcyla, known as an “antibody-drug conjugate,” represents “a completely new way” to treat HER2 positive metast
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Adjusting Our Sails

  “The pessimist complains about the wind;the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”                                                                                                                                                               
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What would Gonzo do?

This article caught my eye today and I thought I would pass it along. Now you’re probably thinking “What does a story about a blind sled dog have to do with cancer or cancer fitness?” A lot, read on. This story speaks of overcoming obstacles, of courage, of drive, of
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“No Gas, No Go …”

Words my cancer fitness trainer said to me as I started out on the road to getting physically stronger while going through chemo. “You must eat” she said, “you must fuel the fire”. Easily said but not easily done. With an appetite reading of zero and a mouth ta
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Mindfulness Really? Yes Really.

Mindfulness meditation is an evidence-based practice that offers the greatest means to reducing stress, increasing self-awareness, connecting with our inner capacities for healing, health and well being, improving our immune system and cultivating an increased awareness of the possibi
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Procrastination as an art form

If only we took the energy we put into putting things off into putting our shoes on and getting back into a fitness program. What a difference in how we would feel.  ZOOM! POW! KABOOM! “The best way to get something done is to begin.” ~Author Unknown~ What a unique concept
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