National Cancer Survivors Day

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Dog Time, Cancer Time

by Dana Jennings

Bijou, like all dogs, runs on primal time. She isn’t constantly barking on her cell and doesn’t stay up late to catch Conan or Letterman. She eats when she’s hungry, drinks when she’s dry, and naps when she’s sleepy. The absolute, very best moment is the one that she’s inhabiting right now. And during and after cancer, I also came to understand that the very best moment is right now.

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What I Learned the First Five Years

by Vivian Roe

On March 3, 2011, I hit a milestone that not long ago I never expected I would reach: Cancer Survivor – 5 years. Still, I can’t say that I feel like I’m out of the woods quite yet, and the physical scars from treatment remind me of that fact.

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The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Shave Their Heads for a Cause

Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit shave their heads in support of Staff Sgt. Andrew Paine and his niece.

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Thrown for a Loop

by Mary Jedlicka Humston

Two thyroid cancer surgeries. Four weeks on a low iodine diet. One radioactive iodine treatment requiring three days of isolation. Five to six weeks of radiation therapy still ahead.

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Remember To Rotate & Balance

by Fran Di Giacomo

Each individual must figure out the best way to apply the lessons in life, but I want to remind you about B-A-L-A-N-C-E. Some people pay more attention to the maintenance on their car than maintaining their life. So take a tip from your owner’s manual – just as you rotate and balance your tires to keep them running smoothly, check for rotation and balance in your life.

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Sportscaster Ernie Johnson Jr. on Living with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – The Complete Interview

by Laura Shipp

Ernie Johnson Jr. is the host of TNT’s Inside the NBA, alongside former basketball stars Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. Ernie has twice won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host, once in 2002 (when he tied with Bob Costas) and again in 2006. In 2003, Ernie was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after noticing some swelling on the left side of his face. Here, he shares his story with Coping® magazine.

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National Cancer Survivors Day® Was Held Sunday, June 5, 2011

America's 12 million cancer survivors joined survivors around the world in observing the 24th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® on Sunday, June 5, 2011. In cooperation with the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Coping® magazine is pleased to provide you with the official coverage of NCSD 2011, including the NCSD 2011 Photo Gallery.

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Former New England Patriots Lineman Joe Andruzzi Tackles Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

by Laura Shipp

During his 10 years in the NFL, Joe Andruzzi won three Super Bowl Championships with the New England Patriots, facing off against some of the toughest, most aggressive defensive linemen in the league. But none of them could com­pare with the aggressive form of cancer he battled in the summer of 2007.

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