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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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What Zombies Can Teach Us About Vibrant Communities

This month, LISC and Cornell University will co-sponsor a conference on comprehensive approaches to turning vacant and “zombie” homes into community assets—and upending the conditions that create them in the first place. Helene Caloir, director of LISC’s $75 million New York State Housing Stabilization Fund, describes how this work is part and parcel of the broad challenges of revitalizing neighborhoods, dismantling racial inequity and sparking economic mobility.

“Café, Cultura, Vida”

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood.

Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia. Investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation, among other requisites of a healthy life, are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy, they argue. Now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charitable organizations to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality.

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