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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.


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

 Exercise for Cancer Patients: Fitness After Treatment

Exercise can help cancer patients maximize health for the long term. Here's how to get started.

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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Open Street Project

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

LISC Indianapolis Awarded $6.5M from Lilly Endowment

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis has received a grant of $6.5M from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis. The grant will support LISC to enhance and expand the Bridges to Career Opportunities Network.

Give a Ride, Close a Gap

In a blog describing the new $11 million Vaccine Access Fund, a partnership of LISC, Uber, Paypal and Walgreens, LISC's President & CEO Lisa L. Glover details how the fund tackles more than the transportation gap that is keeping tens of thousands of Americans from accessing COVID-19 vaccines. "The fund offers a practical solution to an immediate problem," writes Glover. "But this is absolutely part of our larger efforts to address equity as well."

A Letter to the White House Announces $11 Million Vaccine Access Fund

In a letter to the Biden-Harris Administration, which has called for corporate America to help in the fight to end the pandemic, the CEOs of Uber, Paypal, Walgreens and LISC announced a new Vaccine Access Fund that will connect people with free rides to COVID-19 vaccine sites. LISC will administer the fund, helping close the gap for thousands of people, many of them seniors and others living in under-resourced communities, who have not been vaccinated yet because of lack of transportation.

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