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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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Cheers to the Holidays…
Even with Cancer

For most, the holiday season is a wonderful time of year, filled with cherished traditions and time spent with loved ones. However, when you’re dealing with cancer, the holiday hub­bub of decorating, shopping, cooking, planning, and cleaning can become exhausting and stressful. While there’s no right or wrong way to celebrate, here are some tips to help you have a cheerful, stress-free holiday season.

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Do You Know Your Healthcare Rights?
5 Legal Tips for Cancer Survivors

As a cancer survivor, it’s important to know your legal rights so you can advocate for yourself, before legal issues become a problem. Don’t wait until an issue arises to learn your legal rights. Here are the top five most common legal issues faced by cancer survivors, plus tips on how to deal with them.

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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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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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