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ESPN’s Holly Rowe Refuses to Let Cancer Win

You can’t watch college football (or basketball, or softball, or the NBA, or WNBA) without seeing Holly Rowe. A Sports Emmy nominee, Holly is one of ESPN’s most popular college football sideline reporters, as well as a play-by-play commentator for a wide range of sports. Over the past two years, though, Holly’s unconquerable spirit has been put to the test as she fights a rare form of cancer, all while she continues to travel and work for ESPN.

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“I just can’t sit at home and feel sorry for myself. If I limit my schedule and don’t do what I love, then cancer is winning a little bit.”

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A Recipe for Getting the Nutrition You Need during Cancer Treatment

Anyone who’s been diagnosed with cancer knows that cancer and the side effects of treatment can affect the body in many differ­ent ways. People undergoing cancer treatment may experience loss of appetite, taste and smell changes, sore throat, diarrhea, consti­pation, and a lack of energy. All these changes can make maintaining adequate calories and nutrition difficult.

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Your Guide to Bladder Cancer Treatment

Different types of treatment are available for people with blad­der cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. There are four types of standard treatment for bladder cancer.

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How to Make Exercise a Part of Your Post-Cancer Life

It has been six years since the American College of Sports Medicine published their rec­ommendations that all cancer survivors should strive to avoid inactivity. Since then, research has continued to show that rates of cancer recurrence are lower in survivors who are physically active on a regular basis. Not only that, but regular exercise has been shown to help ease many of the side effects of cancer treatment.

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How Walking a Labyrinth Helped Me to Heal after Cancer

As a breast cancer survivor, I found the end of treatment to be absolutely terrifying.I needed something to help me cope with the emotions I was experiencing in the wake of cancer. It just so happened that as my treatment ended, a beautiful labyrinth was permanently installed in downtown Phoenix, AZ, near where I live.

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Coping with Cancer:
Survivors Speak Out
On Coping’s 30th Anniversary, Survivors Share Knowledge, Hope, and Inspiration

With this anniversary issue, Coping with Cancer showcases some of the memorable quotes by cancer survivors who have been featured in our pages.

So whether you’re a Coping reader, writer, or advertiser, take a moment to congratulate yourself. You’ve helped make 30 years of service a reality for Coping with Cancer magazine.

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Finding My Strength
How Coming to Terms with My Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Became a Transformative Experience

by Richard S. Hillman

When I heard the doctor say prostate cancer, it felt as if I was struck by a bolt of light­ning. My wife, Audrey, and I had moved to Florida to enjoy an active retirement. A few sets of tennis and a swim were on our daily agendas. Not this. It seemed our world would crumble.

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