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Country Music’s Wade Hayes Talks Surviving Colon Cancer and Looking toward Tomorrow

Wade Hayes got his start in country music at age 14, play­ing lead guitar in his father’s band. Entertaining rowdy regulars at local honky-tonks four nights a week fueled his desire for country music stardom, and at 22, Wade packed up his guitar and set out to make a name for himself in Nashville.

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"I’m into positivity. I want to inspire and lift people up."

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Forgiveness Is within Your Reach

Sometimes we don’t know how to get past the hurt and grasp the freedom of forgiveness. Whether you need to forgive yourself or someone else, here are some things you can do to set yourself on the path to forgiveness.

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Ready to Get Back to Work?

First of all, you need to know that you are a conqueror. Seriously! The fact that you are even tinkering with the idea of going back to work during or after cancer is a success. Consequently, you may be excited to get back to work. Or you may find the prospect of re-entering the workforce unnerving. No matter what end of the spectrum you’re on, going back to work during or after cancer brings up many questions.

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When Cancer Pain and Chronic Pain Coexist

If you find yourself in a situation where you are dealing with cancer pain in addition to chronic pain, here are some things you should know.

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The Grief and Mourning of Cancer

I was riding my bike through the gorgeous mountains outside Aspen, CO. The day was bright and beautiful. The furthest thing from my mind was my recent biopsy, or anything else related to cancer, for that matter – but that was about to change. Just as I was rounding a slight bend on the bike trail, my phone rang. The woman on the other line didn’t mince her words: “I’m sorry to have to tell you this on the telephone, but your biopsy results came back. You have prostate cancer.”

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Serving Up Tips for Regaining a Lost Appetite

A nutritionally balanced diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. This is especially vital when you’re fighting cancer. Good nutrition helps keep your body and immune system strong to help prevent malnutrition and other complications that could interrupt your treatment.

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Cancer Can’t Dance Like This

by Daniel Stolfi

It was Valentine’s Day 2008. I know this because my roommate wanted the apart­ment to himself so he could have a “special” night with his girlfriend. The moment I stepped outside of my apartment building to give him some space, the cold winter air hit me like a punch to the face. This strange ill feeling in my bones swept through my body, and I thought to myself that I must have been getting the flu. This didn’t feel like your nor­mal, run-of-the-mill flu, but I went on with my life thinking it would pass on its own. Well, it didn’t pass.

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