Mind & body

Keeping your mind and body aligned can help on your cancer journey. We have the latest on beauty, nutrition, complementary medicine, fashion, entertainment, and travel to feed your soul.

mind and body
(y)our resources

clean beauty

fashion

nutrition

recipes

All resources
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.

Read More »
STITCH+HEART
Fashion
Heart + Sole

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

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
PICTURE PERFECT
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Picture Perfect

Say cheese! Cancer survivors find healing lies within the frame through the Framed Portrait Experience.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
GRILLED PEACHES
Nutrition
Hungry for Summer

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

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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. 

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
GRAINS
Nutrition
Grains for Cancer

Want to decrease your risk of cancer? Make pasta night a little more interesting by swapping white-flour products with nutritious whole grains.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
HOSPITAL BAG
Guidance From Experts & Survivors
Pack It Up

Stay prepared for your next visit with the doc with these 10 must-have hospital bag items that’ll keep you comfortably content.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
SOPHIE CANCER JOURNEY
(Y)our Stories
Somebody That I Used to Know

At just 30 years old, Sophie has been in remission from cancer for 23 years, but the trauma of surviving childhood cancer can’t be ignored, despite Sophie’s best efforts to stifle the memories.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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? 

Read More »
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.

Read More »
PROTECT YOUR SKIN
Clean Beauty
Check the Label

Sun safe this summer by slathering on the ‘screen. Both mineral and chemical sunscreens protect the skin from sunburn, but is one better than the other?

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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!

Read More »
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.

Read More »
KELSEY BUCCI BREAST CANCER
(Y)our Stories
Finding Beauty Through the Battle

As a military wife, Kelsey Bucci is well versed in leaning into the unknown, and her unexpected breast cancer diagnosis was no exception. Through takeaways from her own fight, she’s now helping warriors everywhere feel beautiful and safe.

Read More »
CHERRY BLOSSOM INTIMATES
Fashion
Blossom Buddies

Cherry Blossom Intimates provides custom prosthetics and mastectomy bras to the Washington, D.C., cancer community—plus love, compassion, and understanding.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
BIBLIOTHERAPY
Coping Strategies & Techniques
The Beauty of Bibliotherapy

When you’re a parent diagnosed with cancer, it can be hard to find the words when discussing it with your children. Luckily, there’s age-appropriate books that know all the right things to say.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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!

Read More »
TOUGH CANCER
(Y)our Stories
When the Going Gets Tough

“Tough,” a collection of essays curated by breast cancer thriver Marquina Iliev-Piselli, acts as an everyday survival guide for those undergoing cancer treatment.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
JUMP AROUND
Fashion
Jump Around!

Minimal preparation needed, flowy silhouettes and pockets? It sounds too good to be true, but jumpsuits are a wardrobe staple for a reason. Everyday Runway columnist Melissa Berry breaks down this summer’s must-have jumpsuit picks to make your season styling a breeze.

Read More »
JILL MEYER LIPPERT
Ask the Doctor
Best Tooth Forward

Through her company, Side Effect Support, Jill Meyer-Lippert, raises awareness about the importance of dental health while being treated for cancer, and offers resources to help manage short-term side effects and long-term oral health.

Read More »
CHICAGO MILLINERS
Fashion
Milliner Magic

Cancer Wellness visited three of Chicago’s finest milliners who provide the cancer community and beyond with fashionable alternatives to scarves and wigs.

Read More »
MAISHA WYNN
Mind & Body
A Wynn-Wynn Situation

Maisha Wynn took back her life by adopting a vegan lifestyle and dropping more than 120 pounds. Now, she shares her healthy habits to help others visualize their goals and write their own success stories.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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?

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
SNACK ATTACK
Nutrition
Snack Attack

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

Read More »
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.

Read More »
TEARDROP EARING
Fashion
Research by Day, Jewelry by Night

Melissa Berry sits down with Teeru Bihani, founder of Bihani Jewelry, to discuss how the jewelry designer balances cancer research and her creative business that gives back.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
Nutrition
cW Recipes: Matcha Latte

Matcha is a powdered form of green tea with 137-times more antioxidant power than loose leaf tea. Because the whole tea leaf is ground, no cancer-fighting properties are lost in the brewing process. Matcha has been found to improve brain function, slow cancer cell growth, and reduce harmful forms of cholesterol, among other health benefits.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
GLASSES EASY ON THE EYES
Fashion
Easy on the Eyes

Everyday Runway columnist Melissa Berry sets her sights on stylish specs that won’t break the bank post-treatment.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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?

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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!

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
CLAUDIA HAYES
(Y)our Stories
A Sunny Outlook

Claudia “Sunny” Hayes was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 25 years old. A new business owner, her rigorous treatment schedule almost ruined everything she had worked for, but maintaining positivity and a renewed focus on her goals allowed her to create a new kind of success story.

Read More »
PLANT HEALING CANCER
Complementary Medicine
Horticultural Healing

Can a dose of gardening help your recovery? Horticultural therapists think so. Here’s the dirt on the power of plants.

Read More »
SUPER CLEAN SOLUTIONS
Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solutions

Introducing some of our favorite clean-beauty products that soften and revitalize skin of all types—for men, women, and everyone.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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!

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
CANCER ON THE SCREEN
Mind & Body
The Big C on the Big Screen

We asked, you answered! The cancer community gives perspective on the portrayal of cancer in movies and television, and all the things they wish the media knew about the journey.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
LALBAGH GLASSHOUSE
Complementary Medicine
Stay and Play in … Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is a teeming metropolis with a friendly soul, featuring good food, stunning cultural delights, and high-tech hospitals, making it an attractive medical tourism destination.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.”

Read More »
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.

Read More »
PERSONAL INK
Breast Cancer
Pretty in Ink

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

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
EPIGENETICS
Clean Beauty
Skintight Genes

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

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
Livia Boutique Breast Cancer
(Y)our Stories
Livia, Laugh, Love

Marbled walls, glowing white shelves and splashes of pink throughout make Livia Boutique a picture of modern elegance. Featuring products uniquely tailored to the cancer experience, this safe space in the heart of New York City offers breast cancer warriors and thrivers a way to connect, relax and support each other throughout their journeys.

Read More »
sophie tsairis
(Y)our Stories
In Heaviness and Light

Sophie Tsairis’ doctors warned that her childhood cancer treatment could lead to early menopause, but every passing decade pushed this fact further from her mind. That is, until her early thirties, when she was forced to confront the reason behind a body and mind she was struggling to recognize.

Read More »
JILLIAN RESZO LASH RX
Clean Beauty
Lash Rx

In this month’s “Everyday Runway,” columnist Melissa Berry explores the dos and don’ts of looking after your lovely lashes post-treatment.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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?

Read More »
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.

Read More »
ANGELA PEREZ
Mind & Body
The Right to Work

When Angela Perez was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, knowing her rights allowed her to navigate the workplace and remain productive.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
PLASTIC SURGERY
Clean Beauty
Under the Knife

The Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery and the Med Spa sets itself apart from plastic surgery clinics by offering reconstructive surgeries for those in treatment or recovering from cancer. 

Read More »
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!

Read More »
DEAN HALL CANCER
Leukemia
Ripple Effect

Grief, illness and purpose led to two-time cancer warrior Dean Hall diving into the swim of a lifetime. He ended up making history.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
(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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
JESSICA WALKER
Essays
The Middle of the Storm

After running herself ragged, trying to be the “perfect” caregiver, Jessica Walker realized she was not only doing herself a disservice, but her husband, too.

Read More »
AMEON PRODUCTS
Clean Beauty
Super Clean Solutions: Summer 2022

If you’re ready to invest in a skin transformation, look no further than AMEŌN. Inspired by a mind-body-planet connection, these products are powered with cryo-science and positivity so you can glow about your day!

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
CANCER WORKOUT
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Workin’ Up a Sweat

Getting up and moving might sound daunting while in treatment, but it can lead to a big difference in how you feel both mentally and physically.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
ERICA LANGLEY
(Y)our Stories
(Re)Building the Body

Erica Langley’s breast cancer diagnosis came just weeks before her first bodybuilding competition. With no family history of cancer and a sparkling record of clean living, she was blindsided by her diagnosis. But she would soon find her physical and mental strength — honed during rigorous training — would be an asset during treatment and help her come back stronger than ever.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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?

Read More »
GILDAS CLUB MADISON
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Shedding Light

Gilda’s Club Madison offers a safe space to discuss death and dying in the cancer context.

Read More »
ALCOHOL AND CANCER
Breast Cancer
Sobering Up

When you’re used to kicking back with a drink to unwind, choosing to abstain from alcohol isn’t easy. But for some warriors, it’s worth the sacrifice if it means lessening the risk of recurrence.

Read More »
GOING FLAT
(Y)our Stories
Going Flat

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

Read More »
SOCIAL MEDIA BEAUTY STANDARDS
Clean Beauty
Stop Fueling Self-Doubt

Social media empowers and connects us to our community but can also reinforce societal beauty standards and pressures that perpetuate self-doubt.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
GARDENING FOR CANCER
(Y)our Stories
Gardening for Cancer

It’s spring! There’s no better moment than the present to cultivate your daydreams of becoming a green-thumbed horticulturist.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
A TENDER TOUCH
(Y)our Stories
A Tender Touch

We hold the power to help heal in our hands. Physical touch can act as a healing modality to help people with cancer feel supported and loved while reducing stress and anxiety.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
cancer coach
Ask the Cancer Coach
What Comes Next: Fall 2021

Supporting a child going through cancer isn’t always easy, but there are ways to help. Cancer coach Mirela Kopier explores how to navigate this uniquely difficult situation.

Read More »
chiara
Clean Beauty
Below the Surface

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

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.”

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
BRAS
Breast Cancer
Down to the Wire

Why are underwire bras generally a no-go after breast reconstruction? Everyday Runway’s Melissa Berry searches for the answer while spotlighting some wire-free options for your next shopping spree.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
CANNABIS BAKERIES
Complementary Medicine
Buzzed & Baked

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

Read More »