7th Heaven Alum and Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor Barry Watson
Reflects on More Than a Decade of Survivorship

Barry Watson has enjoyed a long and successful television career, having starred opposite Christina Applegate in ABC’s Samantha Who? and playing a recurring role in the final season of the popular CW series Gossip Girl. But the role Barry is probably most known for is that of Matt Camden, the eldest of the Camden clan on the now-syndicated hit series 7th Heaven.

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"I was ready to do whatever I needed to do to get the cancer out of my body."

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The Symptoms and Side Effects of Multiple Myeloma
and What You Can Do about Them

When you’re going through treatment for multiple myeloma, listen to your body. Keep a journal of how you feel physically and emotionally. Keeping notes can help you keep track of how you’re doing over time and of symp­toms or side effects that may come and go. This can help you work closely with your doctor to manage the side effects that you experience from mul­tiple myeloma or its treatment, and ensure that your questions are answered.

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Addressing Sexual Recovery after Prostate Surgery

Most men undergoing surgery to remove their prostate will experience difficulty getting an erection for varying lengths of time after surgery. In order to restore sexual vitality, two main areas need to be addressed. The first is largely physical. The second can have both physical and psychological factors. The road to sexual recovery is not always an easy one, but with time, effort, and a little bit of patience, success is possible.

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Cancer Survivors to Celebrate Life on National Cancer Survivors Day – Sunday, June 1, 2014

From family members to close friends, everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. On Sunday, June 1, 2014, thousands of people around the world will unite to observe the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. Hundreds of communities across the U.S. and abroad will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors and show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis – and it’s worth celebrating.

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Commit to Quit
Make a Resolution to Stop Smoking for Good

Many smokers who have been diagnosed with cancer continue to smoke, though they may not understand why.. Is this the situation you’re finding yourself in? Have you ever wondered why you don’t have the will­power to just stop already? The answer can be found by examining the addictive effect of nicotine on the brain.

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Camp Kesem
Where Magic Happens

Camp Kesem is by big kids for little kids whose parents have cancer. Anchored in a network of free summer camps, Camp Kesem provides a peer-based support system for children affected by a parent’s cancer. Led by the passionate efforts of college students across the country, Camp Kesem offers what these kids need most – support, courage, em­pathy, and fun – as they face realities no child should have to face.

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8 Rules for Keeping Your Sanity While Coping with Cancer

by Jane Loeb Rubin

As a four-year primary peri­toneal cancer survivor and a fifteen-year breast cancer survivor, I am often asked how I’ve kept my head on straight when there seems to be so much fear associ­ated with cancer. Drawing from some great advice from my husband, David, as well as my physicians, nurses, rabbi, children, and coworkers, I have come up with eight basic rules for keeping sane while coping with cancer.

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