Posts tagged ‘cancer survivors’


4 ways that cancer patients can reduce holiday stress (w/VIDEO)

December 9, 2013 | by
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For many people, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. However, for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses — and for survivors — the season can be a time of overwhelming stress. “For a number of different reasons, [the holiday season] is stressful for a lot of people, and adding an illness or treatment to that can be a real challenge,” said Natalie Schnaitmann, L.C.S.W., director of operations at City of Hope’s Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, in the video above. The holidays come with the time- and energy-consuming tasks of shopping,…

Cancer Journeys: Helicopter pilot’s battle with cancer (w/PODCAST)

July 19, 2013 | by
Kurt Deetz kept his focus on the positive and beat cancer.
The Breakthroughs blog recently presented the story and advice of head and neck cancer survivor Kurt Deetz. Kurt Deetz talks about the attitude that helped him beat cancer in the Cancer Journeys podcast. That post told of the helicopter pilot’s initial fears, his determination to remain positive through the difficulties of treatment and how he overcame cancer with help from City of Hope. Now, in a Cancer Journeys podcast, Deetz talks more about the mindset that got him through treatment. He also reflects on the importance of connecting with your medical team. He reveals how cancer changed…