When you hear, "You have cancer," suddenly your priorities shift from school, dating and work to things like chemo, fatigue and managing the emotions of cancer. And who knows how to do that when you’re just starting to figure out your life?
Take a moment to think about how long it takes to walk from one area of your home to another, both in terms of distance and time. It’s such a relatively easy task that it’s almost done without thinking.
On August 11, Patricia McMullen and Stanley Dayan were married in Kaminski Park in the heart of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, nearly 47 years after they started dating.
The sessions are open to Roswell Park patients, visitors and employees at no cost. All equipment will be provided, and the classes are led by certified yoga therapists with oncology specific training.
Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique developed in early 1900s that aims to harmonize the body, mind and spirit.
“It’s a matter of how you occupy your day. How do you occupy your life? You get up, you make breakfast, you get dressed. What are the things you do during the day? That’s what we focus on.”
There’s no “one size fits all” approach, and you can decide to share more or less as you go down this road. This is your journey and your story – you are in control of how it is told.
Marilyn and Kevin Sittniewski have been together and married for more than three decades. Over the years, they’ve shared quite a lot, but they never expected to share leukemia.
In addition to reducing stress and emotional reactivity, mindfulness promotes a greater sense of connectedness and well-being.
Bloating. It’s one thing to feel overly full after a large celebratory meal, but unfortunately, for many patients in cancer treatment, bloating doesn’t come with a holiday, but instead is an unpleasant side effect of cancer therapy.
Having cancer may have left you feeling not in control when it came to your health — these resolutions aim to give you back some control over your health and help you look forward to better wellness.
Cancer patients have a wide variety of emotional and physical needs. You’ll want to find products that combat the side effects of cancer treatment and make recovery from surgery a little easier or simply find items that bring comfort and peace.