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Boxer Daniel Jacobs
The ‘Miracle Man’ Knocks Out Cancer in the Fight of His Life

If there’s one thing professional boxer Daniel Jacobs knows how to do, it’s fight. As a young teenager living in Brownsville, one of Brooklyn, New York’s most dangerous neighborhoods, he took up boxing to defend himself against a school bully. The amateur boxer quickly made a name for himself in the ring.

Recording 137 wins to just 7 losses and racking up a slew of amateur titles, Daniel was dubbed “The Golden Child.” He even made a bid to be part of the 2008 U.S. Olympic boxing team. But, after losing a match in the Olympic trial finals and falling just short of making the team, Daniel decided to turn pro in 2007. He kicked off his professional career by winning an astounding 20 fights in a row.

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Daniel Jacobs

“It was heartbreaking as a professional boxer being at the peak of my career. Everything that I had worked so hard for, I finally had the opportunity to explore … And then it all came crashing down.”

(Photo by Rosie Cohe)

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Finding Holiday Joy While Coping with Cancer

The holiday season can be a won­derful time of year, filled with cherished traditions and quality time spent with loved ones. However, the holidays can also be stressful, especially when you’re dealing with cancer too. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to celebrat­ing, here are some tips to help you keep the joy and lose the stress this holiday season.

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Just Got Diagnosed?
How to Find Your Footing

As a therapist who specializes in working with people facing a serious medical diagnosis, including cancer, I see many people come into my office struggling with their emotional reac­tions to their diagnosis and what it will mean for their lives. We talk about their fears and hopes about treatment, as well as all those strange and uncom­fortable feelings that keep bubbling up. And we talk about what a cancer diagnosis means for their future. This is what I tell them.

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How Practicing Yoga Helped Me Recover from Cancer
... and how it can help you too

When I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer on January 12, 2010, my life changed forever. At the time, I’d been practicing yoga for fifteen years and teaching for four. As a yoga instructor, I already understood the incredible ben­efits of yoga for the body, mind, and spirit. But navigating through cancer treatment showed me just how much yoga could help me stay resilient.

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Multiple Myeloma
Making the Most of Your Medical Appointments

Your oncologist, nurses, and other members of your healthcare team work together to treat your multiple myeloma. Since medical ap­pointments are the main time you will interact with your team, being as pre­pared as possible for these visits is important.Here are some things you can do to pre­pare for your medical appointments.

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Cancer and Fertility in Men

The American Cancer Society estimates that by January 2024 there will be more than 9.3 mil­lion men living with cancer in the United States. One of the most significant side effects fac­ing male cancer survivors is damage to the reproductive system, which may lead to a reduced ability or inability to have children.

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Travel Is Part
of My Recovery Plan

by Bisa Myles

Before I had ever taken my first trip, I knew I loved travel. As an adult, I’ve managed to go on at least one solo trip a year. Less than two months after returning from a three-week-long trip to Thailand and Bali in 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 41.

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