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CTCL
Lymphoma
Flaming Red

After years of struggling with itchiness & pain from heat and sun, Lauren Adilev finally received a diagnosis: the incredibly rare cancer CTCL.

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SWIMWEAR
Breast Cancer
Dive In

Going for a dip is no sweat with “Everyday Runway” columnist Melissa Berry’s guide to cute and comfortable swimwear for a post-mastectomy body.

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FITNESS TRACKER
Coping Strategies & Techniques
One Step at a Time

If you didn’t log your workout, did you even break a sweat? We’ve rounded up our favorite fitness trackers based on battery life, features, and aesthetics.

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MENS CANCER CARE
Clean Beauty
Looking Good, Feeling Great

A skincare routine for men in treatment can help soften skin, strengthen facial hair and boost your mood. Here are some of our favorite products that will let your skin speak for itself.

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TRUE NORTH MEDITATION
Complementary Medicine
Finding True North

In her new column, artist and holistic teacher Liz Tuckwell shares her secrets for releasing pent-up energy.

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SKYE KEANE
Leukemia
Competing for a Cause

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign has begun! For the next ten weeks, Vogelzang Law and Cancer Wellness’ nominees will be working hard at fundraising in honor of local blood cancer survivors.

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BRANDS ADAPTING
Fashion
Adapt Your Style

The global adaptive apparel market will reach $288.7 billion this year. Now, brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, and Zappos have entered the market with fashionable and functionable designs to tap into this emerging trend.

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working with cancer
Guidance From Experts & Survivors
To Work or Not to Work

Work may be the last thing on your mind in the midst of a cancer diagnosis, but familiarizing yourself with workplace policies will give you time to focus on your health — in and out of the office.

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THE BROW MAVEN
Clean Beauty
Face Forward

Nicknamed “The Brow Maven,” Constance Latham of Maven Esthetics has become the go-to master of microblading for cancer fighters and survivors.

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meditation apps
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Pocket Meditation

Our list of the best meditation apps on the market to offer clarity and calm amidst a cancer diagnosis.

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THROWBACKS
Fashion
Throwback Comebacks

Some things never go out of style. Everyday Runway’s Melissa Berry shares fashion must haves for a fresh take on relaxed vintage trends.

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HILARIE LOCKWOOD
Complementary Medicine
Trusting Your Gut

By learning to fully follow her intuition and listen to her body, yogi Hilaire Lockwood was able to find peace amid chaos.

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WELLNESS ON THE GO
Mind & Body
Wellness on the Go

Your wellness routine shouldn’t weigh you down. When traveling, dive into your inner wellspring of wellness to stay grounded away from home.

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PSYCHEDELIC SERIES
(Y)our Stories
The Psychedelic Series

Part one of cW’s Psychedelic Series examines the history of research into psychedelic drugs in the United States and considers why psychedelic therapy may be an ideal option to help relieve some cancer patients’ end-of-life depression and anxiety.

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Dr Diane Reidy-Lagunes
(Y)our Stories
Tuning In to Hope

Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center combines her training as an oncologist and her passion for helping others by hosting the informative and inspirational “Cancer Straight Talk” podcast.

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LOGO BY LORI GOLDSTEIN
(Y)our Stories
Anything Goes With Everything

In March’s A Common Thread column, Melissa Berry chats with Lori Goldstein, founder of LOGO by Lori Goldstein, about her clothing line and the amazing work she does for breast cancer.

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GREEN GODDESS SALAD
Recipes
cW Recipes: Green Goddess Salad

Eat the rainbow! This salad features a variety of complex carbohydrates with strong color pigments, like pomegranate, greens, and garlic. The pigments in these ingredients act as powerful antioxidants to neutralize cancer-causing free radicals, and they taste pretty good, too.

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PERSONAL INK
Breast Cancer
Pretty in Ink

Personal Ink, a program created by nonprofit Fuck Cancer, empowers women to reclaim their bodies post-mastectomy.

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LIVESTRONG YMCA
(Y)our Stories
Moving Beyond Cancer

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free program, operating in 42 states, that helps cancer survivors find and maintain an active lifestyle.

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TNBC DAY
Breast Cancer
A Triple Amazing Cause

If you’re looking to get fitted while supporting a good cause, the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation has just the swag for you.

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JESSICA WALKER
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Advice for the Road Ahead

In her latest column, Jessica Walker offers five tips for the newly diagnosed who may feel completely overwhelmed about the journey before them.

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CACHEXIA
Complementary Medicine
Zero Waste

Confronting cachexia, the “wasting syndrome” seen in many cancer cases, may become easier with promising new drug development.

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KITS TO HEART
(Y)our Stories
Special Delivery

Share the love or treat yourself with this roundup of care packages that curate thoughtful goodies with cancer warriors in mind.

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COVID 19 CANCER
Mind & Body
At Wits’ End

Having difficulty coping with the mental toll of COVID-19? You’re not alone. Research has found that warriors’ psychosocial needs aren’t being adequately addressed during the pandemic.

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NIPPLE TATTOO
Breast Cancer
Tattooing You

“Everyday Runway” columnist Melissa Berry talks post mastectomy nipple tattoos with leaders in the temporary and permanent tattoo fields.

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CANNABIS BAKERIES
Complementary Medicine
Buzzed & Baked

If you’re looking for something beyond a simple sugar high, cannabis confections have you covered.

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MANDI CHAMBLESS
(Y)our Stories
cW Slice of Life: “Tomorrow I’ll Know”

In this new series called cW: Slices of Life, check out the journeys of cancer warriors who are taking things day by day. Read on for the first in a three-part story titled “Tomorrow I’ll Know” by Mandi Chambless.

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artists of the cancer community
(Y)our Stories
Artists of the Cancer Community

These six artists have all been touched by cancer — as supporters, survivors or thrivers. Here, they share creative works inspired by the cancer experience, each one utterly unique but with a shared message of perseverance and hope.

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BOOBIE CROWNS
(Y)our Stories
Boobie Queens

Breast cancer warriors can find extra support through Boobie Crowns, an organization with an unconventional way of making you feel like royalty.

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CHILDHOOD CANCER ART THERAPY
(Y)our Stories
Sweet Child of Mine

For children dealing with a world of uncertainty, art can be a useful and comforting way to induce mindfulness and joy.

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sleep tips
Complementary Medicine
A Good Night’s Rest

When going through cancer treatment, catching some Z’s is more important than ever—but it’s not always easy.

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CLEAN KITCHEN
Mind & Body
A Squeaky Clean Kitchen

Our bodies shouldn’t be the only recipients of a toxin detox—common kitchen supplies could be ultimately harming your health.

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CW LIBRARY
Mind & Body
The cW Library: Issue 3

Doctor, drug company executive, and medical reporter Mike Magee brings his talents to the literary world with an eye-opening exposé of the atrocities within the American health care system.

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SEX AND CANCER
Mind & Body
Bringing Sexy Back

Getting in the mood can be difficult after treatment, but it doesn’t need to be. Slow and steady steps in rediscovering your sexuality can make all the difference.

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GUIDED IMAGERY
Complementary Medicine
Calling on Calm

With growing research on its merit for active cancer warriors, guided imagery offers a good excuse to stretch your mental muscles while reaping physical and emotional benefits.

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CANCER TATTOO
Breast Cancer
Leaving a Mark

Tattooing is no longer just a way to express yourself. Paramedical tattoo artists like Elsa Milani are rethinking ink as a means to help cancer thrivers love their bodies.

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MICHELLE SEGAR
(Y)our Stories
cW Library: Winter 2023

Michelle Segar, a researcher and health coach, offers insight about sustainable behavior changes in her latest book, “The Joy Choice.”

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SAMANTHA HARRIS
Breast Cancer
The Healthiest Harris

In the fittest shape of her life, television host Samantha Harris got the surprise of a lifetime—she had breast cancer. Now, after successfully beating the disease, she’s sharing what she’s learned about the real meaning of health.

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Miranda Mckeon
(Y)our Stories
One in a Million

Actress Miranda McKeon uses her social media platform to encourage open and honest discussions about the mental and physical aspects of cancer, breaking stigmas about breast cancer and demystifying a diagnosis to her loyal followers, which number more than a million.

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SLICE OF LIFE
(Y)our Stories
cW Slice of Life: Today I’ll Know

Part two of the cW Slice of Life essay series, Part Two of Mandi Chambless’ “Tomorrow I’ll Know” takes readers through her cancer journey, exploring the fears that seem insurmountable, the grief of losing sight of past selves and the anxieties of not knowing what is to come — emotions that are real, raw and deserving of recognition.

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Fashion
Loungewear for a Cause

AnaOno and Lori Goldstein’s new collaboration features a collection of loungewear and intimates raising money to eradicate triple-negative breast cancer for good.

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SUPER CLEAN WINTER
Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solutions: Winter 2023

With a mission to provide safe, natural relief for people with cancer, Dermavitality’s focus is to develop effective and affordable skin care through plant power and peer-reviewed research.

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THE ABILITY CENTER
(Y)our Stories
A More Level Playing Field

Under the direction of founder Damian Buchman, Milwaukee nonprofit The Ability Center provides inclusive play opportunities for people of all abilities while changing the conversation around accessibility and inclusivity entirely.

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SUPER CLEAN SOLUTIONS
Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solutions

This season is all about the sun—and properly protecting yourself from it’s inviting yet harmful rays. Check out some of our favorite clean & green beauty products to keep your skin in tip-top shape.

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CANCER TATTOOS
Breast Cancer
Beauty Marks

Not all tattoos have meaning behind them, but these do. In cW’s newest portrait series, five women show off their ink that pays tribute to an array of cancer journeys, including their own.

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WINE PESTICIDES
Innovations & Research
For the Good of the Grape

You try to do the right thing and buy organic fruits and vegetables, but there might be one place pesticides hide in secret: your wine rack.

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SELF-CARE STYLE
Fashion
Self-Care With Style

There’s no question about it—you deserve some self-care and self-indulgence after the past year! Everyday Runway columnist Melissa Berry shares her top picks of the “treat yourself” variety worth your coin this season.

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Lymphoma
The cW Library: Issue 2

Her job is stressful, her marriage is on the rocks, and she’s just been diagnosed with lymphoma. “Wait, It Gets Worse” tackles the tough stuff with clear-eyed honesty and an unrelenting sense of humor.

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EPIGENETICS
Clean Beauty
Skintight Genes

Want clear skin? Epigenetics—the study of controlling gene expression—is no longer just for the cancer research world.

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NYBLLS AND BITES
Breast Cancer
Nyblls and Bites

Kristen Thibeault, founder and CEO of corporate catering company Nybll, provides plant-focused, healthy meals that follow a cooking philosophy influenced by her own cancer diagnosis and recovery.

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GRILLED PEACHES
Nutrition
Hungry for Summer

These cancer-fighting recipes from our resident nutritionist nourish your body and help you glow from within.

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Clean Beauty
The Way I See Her Now

When cancer waylays her grandmother’s self-care routine, Ashley Jones learns a new way to express her love and appreciation.

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LONELY HEARTS
Coping Strategies & Techniques
The Lonely Hearts Club

You probably won’t die from a broken heart, but a new study finds it could contribute to a future cancer diagnosis.

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MEDITATIONS
Coping Strategies & Techniques
cW Meditations: Facing Your Fears

This meditation, created by guide Shanna Shrum, helps you identify the source of your fears and offers tools to help you listen to and offer compassion toward what frightens you.

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LOLITA FRAZIER CANCER
Breast Cancer
Runway Therapy

Former model, runway trainer and confidence coach Lolita Frazier channeled her own pain to create Strut Talk. Now, people from all walks of life, including cancer warriors and thrivers, can learn how to strut through life’s most difficult challenges.

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FEMTECH EZBRA
Breast Cancer
Easy Bra, Easy Recover

FemTech entrepreneur and breast cancer survivor Efrat Roman’s EZbra helps breast cancer thrivers “recover with dignity.”

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CANCER PAMPERING
Clean Beauty
Recover in Style

These organizations offer free-of-charge pampering services to help patients feel beautiful when cancer treatments have them feeling their worst.

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Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solution: Spring 2023 (Brought to You by Stage)

Stage is on a mission to empower the breast cancer community with knowledge, confidence and style. When their founder, Virginia Carnesale, learned about the harmful toxins in most beauty products after receiving her breast cancer diagnosis, she was shocked at how difficult it was to find products that were free of the most concerning ingredients — like endocrine disruptors and carcinogens. With Stage, Carnesale provides a curated selection of high-performing skincare, haircare and cosmetics to help take the guesswork out of switching to clean beauty.

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CANCERLAND ANAONO FASHION SHOW
Breast Cancer
#fearLESS – The 2020 Cancerland AnaOno Fashion Show

AnaOno Intimates, a lingerie brand designed for people affected by breast cancer, hosted their fourth annual fashion show last week in New York City, which featured courageous cancer survivors, thrivers, and supporters wearing fun & fearless fashions.

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MELISSA BERRY CANCER FASHIONISTA
(Y)our Stories
The Anna Wintour of Cancer

Melissa Berry founded Cancer Fashionista as a fashion and lifestyle resource for women diagnosed with cancer, dispensing fun and friendship for women when they need it most.

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BELLINA JEWELRY
(Y)our Stories
A Labor of Love

Jewelry designer Bella Caetano, owner of Bellina Caetano, is committed to creating products abundant with meaning. So when a Bellina Caetano x Cancer Wellness collab for warriors, thrivers and supporters was proposed, the decision was crystal clear.

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FORCE
(Y)our Stories
The Brightened & Enlightened Series Presents: FORCE

Cancer Wellness is proud to present the first installment of our new series in partnership with Bright Pink. FORCE is the first (and largest) nonprofit focused on providing education and resources to the hereditary cancer community, while championing efforts to widen access to genetic testing, cancer screenings and lifesaving treatments and procedures — regardless of income or insurance status.

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CLEAN BEAUTY
Clean Beauty
Restoring Beauty

Becky Kuehn wears many hats: licensed master esthetician and cosmetologist, hope coach, holistic cancer educator, and founder and president of the International Society of Oncology Estheticians and Allied Professionals. But most importantly, she is a cancer survivor. Her own experiences color the type of attention and care she gives her patients, making her a perfect resource to share how the beauty industry can help those with cancer.

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CANCER COACH
Ask the Cancer Coach
Ask the Cancer Coach

In this issue’s column, cW’s resident cancer coach Mirela Kopier explores the necessity of caring for yourself while caring for others.

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CANCER FASHIONISTA
Fashion
Take Care, Hair

In the latest Everyday Runway, discover accessories that’ll help you embrace awkward hair days during treatment.

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CW LIBRARY
Mind & Body
The cW Library: Fall 2021

Flipping through the pages of issue 12’s featured books will unveil the possibility of a well-balanced and full life at any point in your cancer journey. Take a peek!

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PREGNANT BREAST CANCER
Breast Cancer
A Modern Family

Pregnancy can become a lot harder or even impossible after cancer, but a viable option exists for those who still dream of growing their family—surrogacy.

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FASHION FIGHTS CANCER
Fashion
Dressed to Heal

From photography classes to wardrobe design workshops, nonprofit Fashion Fights Cancer is sprucing up the healing process through trendsetting initiatives.

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sara machnik
(Y)our Stories
Line by Line

Sara Machnik was diagnosed with breast cancer in the middle of the pandemic — a cancer diagnosis is isolating enough, but COVID protocols made it difficult to connect with other warriors, friends and family. But then she started writing poetry, and Sara was able to face the darkness and turn her experience into something beautiful.

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JANESI COMFORT
Fashion
Haute Meets Hospital

After his wife’s sudden illness and death, photographer Mike McGregor launched Janesi Comfort, a new line of luxury robes and blankets adding a high-end touch to the hospital experience.

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SPA DAY
Coping Strategies & Techniques
A Day at the Spa

Cancer warriors and thrivers were treated to a virtual spa day courtesy of Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Center for Health and Wellness, featuring meditation, yoga, music and more.

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THE POWER OF PLAY
Coping Strategies & Techniques
The Power of Play

Playtime isn’t just for kids. Making an effort to have some fun each day can expand your emotional and creative intelligence—and encourage you to live life a little more freely, too.

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SONYA KESHWANI
Breast Cancer
A ‘Style’ Is Born

Unsatisfied with wigs, Sonya Keshwani of StyleEsteem created a new style of headwraps that are as stylish as they are functional.

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MARZOUK
Coping Strategies & Techniques
The cW Library: Issue 5

This season’s shelf features international reads, including a beautifully lyrical memoir translated from French, the work of a recently deceased Canadian poet, and an investigation into the poisoning of U.S. soldiers and civilians abroad during the “War on Terror.”

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STITCH+HEART
Fashion
Heart + Sole

Upstart Chicago-based clothing company Stitch + Heart customizes the fit and charitable donations of its customers.

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MASKS
Mind & Body
The Masks We Wear

We’re growing accustomed to donning physical face masks for good reason, but the metaphorical ones we carry may end up restricting our truest – and best – selves.

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DR KAREN WONDER
Complementary Medicine
Setting the Standard

Founder and CEO of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance Dr. Karen Wonders stresses the importance of exercise becoming an accessible part of the national standard of care for cancer.

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SAUNDRA PELLETIER
Breast Cancer
Claiming Control

While pushing for the option of women taking matters into their own hands when it comes to birth control, Saundra Pelletier was doing the same with her breast cancer diagnosis.

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Alina Mehrle
(Y)our Stories
Beauty By Design

Alina Mehrle was busy building an empire when she was diagnosed with aggressive triple-positive breast cancer. But it was her cancer journey that would go on to inspire an entirely new pursuit — the much-loved and award-winning skincare brand AMEŌN.

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SUPER CLEAN FALL
Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solutions: Fall 2021

There’s no such thing as being too prepared for winter! Soak up self-care with a splash of summer when using these beauty picks that’ll leave your skin and hair hydrated and hopeful.

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KALE CHIPS
Nutrition
Easy Does It

These straightforward but hearty recipes are a simple, quick way to keep your stomach happy and healthy while on the go.

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PANDEMIC PEACE
Breast Cancer
Finding Peace in a Pandemic

With the arrival of COVID-19 comes bouts of uncertainty, but a lot can be learned from warriors’ experiences with cancer and channeling resilience.

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ASK THE CANCER COACH
Ask the Cancer Coach
What Comes Next – Spring 2021

In this issue’s column, cW’s resident cancer coach Mirela Kopier explores the importance of living well and being your own advocate beyond conventional means.

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SUPER CLEAN SUMMER
Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solutions: Summer 2021

Maximum hydration and relaxation? Yes, please! With organic ingredients thoughtfully included in all product picks, the only thing you’ll have to worry about this summer when using these everyday essentials is feeling too good.

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Breast Cancer
Setting the Stage

After Virginia Carnesale’s breast cancer diagnosis, she was surprised by how little information was available for health and beauty products that could help warriors and thrivers through treatment. Resolving to do something about it, she founded Stage — an online platform celebrating its one-year anniversary this month.

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Lida Sherafatmand
Coping Strategies & Techniques
State of the Art

Health care settings with meaningful artwork have reported improved patient experiences. Iranian painter Lida Sherafatmand is working to ensure that such settings become the norm.

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WHITE MYSTERY
Fashion
Cool for the Summer

Sun safety involves more than just sunscreen. We selected some of the best looks of the season from our favorite UPD 50+ protection brands.

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sonya keshwani
Fashion
A Fashionista and a Turbanista

Melissa Berry sits down with Sonya Keshwani, creator of Style Esteem Wardrobe, to chat about how she turned her breast cancer journey into a collection of fashionable hair accessories fit for all cancer warriors, thrivers or anyone looking to try something new.

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MALECARE
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Helping All of Us

Malecare provides support services for people with prostate cancer, but their programs for underserved communities are what make this nonprofit stand out from the rest.

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MAYA FELLER
Nutrition
A Dietetic Disparity

BIPOC communities are systemically burdened with limited health resources while provided an abundance of items that negatively impact their wellbeing. Registered dietician and nutritionist Maya Feller shares what this could mean for cancer risks, and how nutrition and wellness can be approached differently—and better.

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SUPER CLEAN WINTER
Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solutions: Winter 2022

Winter months are tough on your skin, especially during and after treatment. You’ll be in good—and soft—hands with these five clean product picks perfect for returning moisture to the face and body!

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JONNY COFFMAN
Nutrition
cW Chat: Jonny Coffman

After surviving a terminal melanoma diagnosis, Goose Island Beer Company ambassador Jonny Coffman shares the story of brewing a beer inspired by his lost palate and how it’s now raising thousands of dollars for cancer warriors.

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FIFI MAHONY WIGS
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Wigging Out

Cancer survivors can find comfort, style and custom coiffures in the Crescent City at Fifi Mahony’s.

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LUXXE|HONOR
Clean Beauty
With Love and Honor

LUXXE|HONOR founder Jennifer Del Giudice’s mission is to provide access to safe and nontoxic skincare products and services to help others live a safe, peaceful and healthy life.

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RECOVER
Breast Cancer
Got You Covered

In this month’s Everyday Runway column, Melissa Berry shares her favorite items in her “Ultimate Post-Mastectomy Survival Kit” so readers can look and feel their best all day!

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CANCER MEAL DELIVERY
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Order Up

These meal delivery services provide fresh and healthy breakfast, lunch and dinners specifically formulated for people undergoing cancer treatment.

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ratatoullie
Nutrition
The Dietitian’s Diet

Registered dietitian and farmer Diana Dyer spent more than 20 years working to improve the nutritional guidelines and practices of cancer patients. Here, she discusses her work and shares a simple recipe for readers to make at home.

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PLAYLIST SELFHOOD
Mind & Body
cW Playlist: Issue 13 – Selfhood

One of the best things you can do during the cancer journey is become your own biggest supporter. Issue 13’s tracklist provides all the inspo for the sweet solace of self-love.

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HERBS FOR CANCER
Nutrition
Herbs for Cancer

Tasty and easy to grow at home, these are some of Cancer Wellness Magazine’s favorite medicinal herbs to fight and reduce cancer tumor growth.

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EVERYDAY RUNWAY
Breast Cancer
Out With the Old

Melissa Berry of Cancer Fashionista shows us how a simple staple item can refresh your closet post-cancer treatment.

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SOUND THERAPY
Complementary Medicine
The Sound Solution

The ancient practice of sound therapy, or gong meditation, has long been a tool in East and Southeast Asia. Now, practitioners and researchers across the globe are embracing its benefits, too.

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SUPER CLEAN SOLUTIONS
Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solutions: Fall 2020

Whether you’re hibernating or embracing the chill, there’s no need to fret fall’s cooldown with these hot beauty finds that’ll keep you glowing all season long.

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COPING WITH CANCER
Complementary Medicine
The Courage to Explore

The key to answering life’s greatest questions resides within yourself, but you must first learn how to access this internal well.

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CLEAN BEAUTY
Clean Beauty
Under the Skin

The skin care market is now crowded with brands creating products specifically for consumers currently undergoing cancer treatment, but what exactly does this mean?

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Cancer Coach
Ask the Cancer Coach
What Comes Next: Spring 2023

cW’s resident cancer coach reminds supporters and caregivers about the importance of self-care when supporting someone else on a cancer journey.

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CHEMO SKIN CARE
Clean Beauty
What’s in Your Toiletry Bag?

If rounds of chemotherapy have left your skin dry and itchy, it’s time to pamper yourself, but are your go-to skin-care products doing more harm than good?

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JULIE BACH
Mind & Body
A Touch of Compassion

Wellness for Cancer founder Julie Bach travels around the world to make spas and wellness facilities more accessible to people with cancer.

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CANCER AND ACCUPUNCTURE
Complementary Medicine
Stick it to Cancer

Although acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a number of medical ailments, it has only recently crossed over to the Western medical world, including for cancer patients.

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BIAN
(Y)our Stories
On the Way to Wellness

Robb Leone, president and cofounder of BIÂN, follows up with Cancer Wellness about his journey with leukemia and the many things for which he’s grateful.

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yoga
Complementary Medicine
Stretch It Out

Yoga, a popular form of exercise focusing on breathwork through a series of postures or stretches, is gaining acceptance in western medicine as a way to relieve the mental, emotional and physical side effects of cancer treatment.

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HAVE HOPE
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Have Hope

Rethinking the discourse regarding hope among doctors and patients alike could make a vital difference in warriors’ quality of life.

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Sharon Brock Lovee
(Y)our Stories
Guided by LOVEE

Breast cancer warrior and mindfulness facilitator Sharon Brock shares how her “LOVEE Method” inspired resilience throughout her own diagnosis and treatment.

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cancer coach
Ask the Cancer Coach
What Comes Next

Cancer coach Mirela Kopier emphasizes why it’s crucial for men to take charge of their health and how starting may be easier than you think.

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chiara
Clean Beauty
Below the Surface

Survivors dive deep into healing through the ethereal magic of Erena Shimoda’s underwater photography.

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VITAMINS SUPPLEMENTS CANCER
Complementary Medicine
Well and Not So Good

While vitamin and supplement use has become trendier than ever, research shows nutrients in capsule or powdered form are still no match for a healthy diet—and may even cause more harm than good for people with cancer.

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ARC
Clean Beauty
Cool, Calm & Collected

Thergy, a “cancer care solutions” brand, has revolutionized radiation and chemotherapy treatment with the introduction of ARC, their skin-saving solution.

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REGULAR EXERCISE
Breast Cancer
Breaking a Sweat

A regular exercise routine can mean better treatment outcomes and reduced risk of recurrence, but how exactly does exercise manifest in the body?

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IPA CANCER
Complementary Medicine
Hop to It

IPAs or lagers, stouts or saisons—all your favorite beers lend their distinct flavors to the hop plant, but new research from Oregon State University suggests hops can play an important role in fighting cancer.

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SUMMER READING
Breast Cancer
The cW Library: Summer 2021

From losing a husband to losing a routine, issue 11’s bookshelf features tales from supporters and warriors alike that can help you make sense of a new identity.

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Nutrition
Kitchen Warrior

Rebecca Katz, the blogger and a Chef Emeritus at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, is on a mission to prove healthy food is more than just a hippie philosophy. Here, she shares her insight and three of her essential recipes.

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cW online
(Y)our Stories
cW Online

Over on our Instagram, @cancerwellmag, we asked cW readers a question: What is the first thing you did when you were declared cancer-free? Read on for their responses.

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GOLDEN BEETS
Nutrition
Going Global

Since alluring travel plans remain far off in the distance, experience new international flavors at home with these nutrient-packed regional dishes.

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the blonde cherie
(Y)our Stories
Couture Cancer

While Stacie Fleming was living out her fashion-fueled dreams in Paris, France, strange symptoms called her back to the U.S. The diagnosis? Late-stage ovarian cancer. But Stacie refused to allow cancer to consume her identity, and she used treatment sessions as an opportunity to don a show-stopping outfit and strut her stuff on the “chemo catwalk.” The results? Nurturing her creative spirit allowed her to ultimately find healing.

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HEALTHY EATING
Lymphoma
Eat Well to Live Well

Inspired to take charge of her health after being diagnosed with cancer, Lindsay Yarrow creates recipes that are nutrition-packed with good-for-you foods and flavors—plus, they provide everything the body needs to help fight cancer.

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CW PLAYLIST MELLOW
Mind & Body
cW Playlist: Issue 12 – Mellow

Light a candle, grab the weighted blanket and settle into your coziest corner because it’s time to chill out! Issue 12’s tracklist features meditative melodies perfect to kick back and relax with.

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ginnie baldridge
(Y)our Stories
cW Slice of Life: Now I Know

Part Three of Mandi Chambless’ “Tomorrow I’ll Know” finds Mandi at the doctor’s office — tense and anxious beyond belief, waiting for test results for her latest ovarian cancer screening. Could her biggest fear be coming true? Are her recent symptoms a result of cancer recurrence, or are her anxieties getting the best of her? 

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OUT WITH THE OLD
Fashion
Out With the Old

Everyday Runway’s Melissa Berry will have you looking chic for your NYE countdown with easy-to-wear silhouettes that keep the cancer warrior in mind.

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ask the warriors
Guidance From Experts & Survivors
Ask the Warriors

On Instagram (@cancerwellmag), we asked, “What do you wish your doctors understood about the cancer journey?” Read on for answers from the cW community!

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MELISSA BERRY
Breast Cancer
Introducing … Everyday Runway

Beauty doesn’t have to go on the backburner while living with cancer. In her new cW column, Cancer Fashionista creator Melissa Berry provides a one-stop shop for warriors seeking style.

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TOMMY WALKER CANCER
Essays
In Between the Tough Stuff

As newlyweds, Jessica Walker and her husband Tommy were blindsided by Tommy’s cancer diagnosis, but through treatments and recurrences, Jessica learned cancer doesn’t have to control their whole story.

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THAI TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
Mind & Body
Spahhh

After rounds of chemotherapy or other harsh cancer treatments, it’s important to practice a little self-care. Put your best body forward to support the healing process by taking time to pamper yourself. Longing for the beach or some fresh, mountain air? These destination spas aim to revitalize and renew your body and soul after mentally and physically taxing treatments.

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SNACK ATTACK
Nutrition
Snack Attack

Tired of hounding your kids to eat veggies? These nutrient-dense dishes will have them begging for seconds!

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IMERMAN ANGELS
Ask the Cancer Coach
What Comes Next?

After meticulous routines and strict schedules, the independence of survivorship may feel intimidating. Cancer coaches can help you tackle life’s new chapter in your own way.

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ALEXANDRIA YONKMAN
Brain Cancer
Crowns of Courage

Created in the fall of 2016 by photographer Dave Burgess with henna artists Amanda Gilbert and Steve Stone, Crowns of Courage was displayed at ArtPrize 9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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DR KORDAI DECOTEAU
Breast Cancer
A Style of Mind

Never underestimate the power of a good outfit—or skincare routine or diet. Dr. Kordai DeCoteau believes style is more than just your clothing, and she’s helping warriors look their best to feel their best.

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FLAVIA MOYLAN CANCER AND FOOD
(Y)our Stories
The Cooking Cure

When Flavia Moylan’s son Joe was diagnosed with cancer, she used the food he ate—and not just the medicine he was given—to help him fight the sickness from within.

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Kathy Hren
(Y)our Stories
The Gift of Time

Kathy Hren has been a stage IV, ALK-positive lung cancer warrior for almost 12 years. Through life-prolonging medicine and art therapy in the form of quilting, she has been able to live a life she is grateful for.

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DIETS
Nutrition
Eat Well to Live Well

Low-sugar, high-carb, high-fat, no-fat—there are many ways to adopt healthier eating habits. Here, we’ve rounded up popular diets to complement cancer treatment regimens.

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Fashion
Gracefully Bold

Megan Sullivan, founder of With Grace B. Bold, designs elegant, fashion-forward garments that are made to help women feel beautiful and comfortable during a difficult time.

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KAMELIA BRITTON CANCER
(Y)our Stories
Paying it Forward

When blogger Kamelia Britton was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, she struggled to share her story with thousands of followers and find a sense of purpose. A stranger’s small act of kindness helped her do both.

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TOUR DE PINK
Breast Cancer
Reason to Ride

Young Survival Coalition’s Tour de Pink raises funds for young adult breast cancer support.

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(Y)our Stories
The A-List Treatment

Cancer-free for almost 16 years, GiGi Sturgis was scared for her life when her acute myeloid leukemia came back. But after befriending stylist-to-the-stars Raquel Smith, GiGi was treated to a celebrity makeover which helped put her back on the path to living happily and healthily.

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SHANNA SHRUM
(Y)our Stories
The Life of the Party

Cancer Wellness’ resident meditation guide Shanna Shrum talks to us about her personal practice, what she hopes to share with clients, and how meditation can truly change one’s life for the better.

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CANCER FATIGUE
Complementary Medicine
Fighting the Fatigue

Drowsiness can be a doozy. Oncology nurse, personal trainer and exercise specialist Jenny Spencer is working to help warriors cope with cancer-related fatigue through fitness.

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GOING FLAT
(Y)our Stories
Going Flat

In our new portrait series, we capture the beauty of the New Cancer Community.

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NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
Nutrition
No Booze, No Problem

We’ve rounded up worthy substitutes for your go-to drink choices, from beer to rosé, that have zero—yes, zero—alcohol.

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ratatoullie
Recipes
cW Recipes: Crock-Pot Ratatouille

“From the soil to our plants and everything in between, how we grow our food is quite critical,” registered dietician and farmer Diana Dyer told us earlier this year. 

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CANCER ART THERAPY
(Y)our Stories
No Words Needed

Knowing exactly what to say or how to say it when talking about your own diagnosis isn’t always possible. When you just can’t seem to find the words, art therapy gives you a canvas.

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FITZZ KOEHLER
Breast Cancer
Running for Her Life

In her new book, professional race announcer and fitness innovator Fitz Koehler shares the laughs and tears of her breast cancer journey for other warriors.

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Essays
In Sickness and in Health

Honeymoon Wife, Newlywed Wife, Cancer Wife. Debut Cancer Wellness monthly columnist Jessica Walker shares what she felt when she took on all three roles at once.

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INTERMITTENT FASTING
Breast Cancer
Time to Eat

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been proven to affect glucoregulation, inflammation, obesity, and sleep—all of which can decrease breast cancer risk. But how exactly does it work?

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MELANOMA
Ask the Doctor
Ask the Doctor: Anisha Patel, MD

With summer in full swing, Anisha Patel, MD—a board-certified dermatologist at MD Anderson, a dermatopathologist at McGovern Medical School and a member of the American Academy—is here to answer all of your “burning” questions about melanoma risk in men.

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CW LIBRARY
Breast Cancer
The cW Library

Acclaimed poet Anne Boyer’s new memoir documenting her experience in treatment for breast cancer will break your heart but leave you wanting more.

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LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER
Clean Beauty
Looking Good, Feeling Better

Look Good Feel Better, a free program dedicated to helping participants with managing the appearance-related effects of cancer, is providing renewed hope and confidence to warriors everywhere.

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HEAD SCARVES
Fashion
Head Scarves

You never had a choice in your diagnosis, but that doesn’t mean your style must go out the window.

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CARE+WEAR
Fashion
Handle with Care

The team behind Care+Wear, who make adaptive clothing, consider themselves part of a “for-purpose company,” collaborating with nonprofits and fostering a give-back program that buttons every hole in the fashion world.

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getting hot
Coping Strategies & Techniques
It’s Getting Hot in Here

In August’s Everyday Runway column, Melissa Berry shares with readers her “Menopause Survival Kit” and the items she uses to beat the heat!

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SUPER CLEAN SOLUTIONS
Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solutions

While your personal medicine cabinet may be a haven for clean beauty goodies, shouldn’t your whole family enjoy the benefits of non-toxic products, too? We’ve gathered our favorite clean-beauty all stars that are safe for the whole family, from the grandparents to the grandchildren.

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PERFUME
Fashion
Sprayin’ on the Spritz

You smell soooo good—or at least you will once you try out these perfume picks! Everyday Runway columnist Melissa Berry offers up her personal faves as well as some crowd pleasers from readers.

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D'LASHES
Breast Cancer
Lashing Out

From working out of her New York City apartment to opening two brick-and-mortar lash spas in sunny LA, celebrity lash expert Dionne Phillips is now using her platform to share her experience with breast cancer to inform and empower others.

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THRIVEOSITY
Mind & Body
Keep Calm and Thrive On

After years of working with patients with cancer, clinical psychologist Ritu Trivedi-Purohit, Psy.D., founded Thriveosity, a new monthly gift box that caters to the cancer community in all forms.

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DANIEL MULROONEY ST JUDES
Ask the Doctor
Ask the Doctor

Dr. Daniel Mulrooney of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee answers your questions about childhood cancer and survivorship.

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ALCOHOL AND CANCER
Innovations & Research
Bottom’s Down

Despite being a risk factor for cancer, alcohol consumption remains high among cancer fighters and survivors according to a new study, worrying many in the medical field.

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EDDIE GOLDBERG PERLIS
Complementary Medicine
The Healing Power of Touch

Eddie Goldberg Perlis, LMT, CMLDT, founder of Massage 4 Inner Peace, has been practicing oncology massage for almost a decade—even before receiving her own ovarian cancer diagnosis.

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