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Coping With Cancer: Learn What Works For Each Of Us

When we go to the doctor and get a diagnosis of cancer we often panic; our mind sometimes go into over-drive and conjures up the worst case scenarios.  First, it is important to know that millions of people survive cancer in the long-term and have good quality of life after treatment.  Yes, treatment is sometimes debilitating, but not always. Even when treatment is debilitating we can and do survive them. One of the most significant challenges faced by those with the diagnosis is making the best decisions possible about how to proceed. Second, it is always best to build a support system: at least two people who can take the journey with you.  It is important to have at least one person who can accompany you to every doctor's appointment.

People suffering from cancer often get conflicting information from different doctors.  It is not easy to keep all of the information in mind in a straightforward manner.  The stress associated with the various treatment options often makes it difficult to seek through all of the information we have and make the best decisions; this is why it helps to have someone else present to take notes and remember most of what the doctors said.

There are many variables in every individual case; these variables can significantly affect the outcomes for each person. It is important to understand that some of the finer points in what doctors recommend to patients depend on the doctors' training, medical philosophy and where they practice.  It may also depend on which research programs doctors are involved in.  It is helpful to get second opinions and do your own reading search.  Before making a decision about treatment options, ask questions; do not be intimidated.

There are some standard facts for each individual.  One of these facts is: there are inherent benefits to good nutrition and regular exercise.  The web sites linked below provide information about diet and nutrition as well as information about health research. At OneWorld Progressive Institute we encourage our readers to take one step at a time so as not to become overwhelmed by too many details.

We start with something simple: the need to MOVE.  This is important at every stage of diagnosis, decision- making and health maintenance.  It is particularly important if you have recently had surgery; try walking 20 - 30 mins morning and evening.  Drink water (even small amounts) several times daily.  Sit on the floor and try to gently stretch your arms and legs to help your joints remain supple.  Check out the links below, one at a time, to read some of the information provided.  Third, find a confidant, someone you trust and with whom you feel comfortable sharing.  We will be back with more details at a later date.

ONCOLOGY NUTRITION –ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

https://www.oncologynutrition.org/

 Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: Answers to Common Questions

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorshipduringandaftertreatment...

 Exercise for Cancer Patients: Fitness After Treatment

Exercise can help cancer patients maximize health for the long term. Here's how to get started. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/features/exercise-cancer-patients

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is NOT affiliated with any medical centers or medical groups.  Our only intent is to bring the community the best, most reliable and straightforward information we can find to enhance health and well-being and improve education.  We firmly believe that Knowledge (when applied) is Powerful.

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Community Wise Podcast: Energy Efficiency & Affordable Housing

San Antonio, TX councilmember Roberto Treviño joins Maurice and Imani Darden to discuss energy efficiency and affordable housing sustainability. LISC launched its San Antonio office in 2016, the same year Councilman Treviño launched Under 1 Roof, a no-cost, needs-based program to retrofit the roofs of qualified residents. We are pleased to have a local official with us to share more about the conjoining of community, local politics, energy efficiency and housing stabilization.

The Justice League

We first published this story about the RVA League for Safer Streets and its co-founders, Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor, in January. Sadly, Jawad Abdu died of a heart attack on July 13, 2019. We are reposting the article to commemorate Abdu's work and commitment to his community, which will be carried forward by his partners Taylor and Robert Morris.  In less than three years, the RVA League for Safer Streets, a basketball-plus-education program for young men from Richmond communities with high crime rates, has had an extraordinary peace-making impact in the lives of participants—and on the city at large. Its founders were informed by experience and insight wrought by decades behind bars, which is why the League is dedicated to keeping people out of prison, and helping those who are returning to become successful members of their communities. The article that follows contains audio quotes from the League's founders about pivotal experiences in their lives in and outside of prison.

For the Love of the Game—and the Neighborhood

For 13 summers running, Hoops in the Hood has offered a safe, healthy and enriching outlet for Chicago children in nearly 20 historically under-invested neighborhoods. With support from LISC and State Farm, the program has had a tranformative impact on its participants, and their communities.

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