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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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true north trek
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Trekking North

One young adult cancer survivor recounts her experience exploring the wilderness to find healing through connecting with nature and other survivors.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FALL FASHION
Fashion
Fall’s Got It All

Everyday Runway columnist Melissa Berry combines practical and popular to bring you a roundup of fall fits that’ll warm up your wardrobe.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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MELISSA MULLAMPHY
(Y)our Stories
cW Library: Fall 2022

In her new memoir, “Not in Vain, A Promise Kept,” Melissa Mullamphy chronicles her experience as caregiver following her mother’s cancer diagnosis — a time marked by misdiagnosis, difficult treatments and inept doctors — and provides real-life details for how to advocate for yourself or your loved ones amidst a cancer diagnosis.

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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.

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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!

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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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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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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.

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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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Melissa Berry
Fashion
Wrap Yourself up in Luxury

This month’s Everyday Runway column by Melissa Berry features her top choices in robes so that we all can feel cozy and pampered this fall.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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cW online
(Y)our Stories
cW Online

Our supporters are our biggest allies. Over on our Instagram @cancerwellmag, we asked questions about how to show support to yourself and your loved ones through a cancer diagnosis. Read on for some thoughts from our followers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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CHRIS-TIA DONALDSON
(Y)our Stories
It’s Only Natural

Two breast cancer diagnoses in her 30s have not stopped Chris-Tia Donaldson, lawyer and founder of natural hair care brand Thank God It’s Natural, from living her best life in the present.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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PICTURE PERFECT
Coping Strategies & Techniques
Picture Perfect

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

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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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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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(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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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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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 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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Fashion
Sweater Weather

Maximize comfy and cozy feels with Everyday Runway’s Melissa Berry’s fave sweater selections this fall season. Whether you need a trendy piece to go out on the town in or a laid-back staple for curling up on the couch, this list has it all.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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