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Planning for a Scanning

SHARON COLEMAN

Planning for a Scanning

Scans are a critical and inevitable occurrence in the treatment/post-treatment process. Unfortunately, so is the inherent anxiety associated with them. I’ve been out of treatment for five years and my heart still skips a beat when I hear that it’s time to schedule my next MRI or CT. Which is worse, I wonder … anticipating the scan itself or waiting for the results of the scan. Either way, it’s a nail biter. I realize that I may not be able to control the fact that a scan might be necessary, but I have found that I can control the grip...


Lemons, Honey, and Cancer

SHARON COLEMAN

Lemons, Honey, and Cancer

It’s interesting what your body gravitates towards at different times.  It’s almost as though your body inherently knows what it needs.  Which is truly remarkable, if you think about it. Long before I ever learned of their powerful therapeutic properties, I had always turned to my comforting lemon and honey concoction to make me feel better.  Whether I was run down, sick or sad, it was a quick restoring pick me up. But during my years of fighting cancer, it became a more regular turn-to elixir. When it comes to cancer, the benefits of lemon and honey are vast.  Both...


What’s the #1 Item Every Cancer Patient Should Own?

SHARON COLEMAN

What’s the #1 Item Every Cancer Patient Should Own?

How many times have you worried that your questions were foolish, that you have asked them before (but forgot the answer), or that you just ask too many questions and are annoying your doctors, nurses, and everyone else around you? If you answered yes to any, or in my case, all of those, you’ll be relieved to know that: your questions aren’t foolish, it’s ok to have forgotten the answers, and when it comes to your health, you can never ask too many. As a matter of fact, it is your responsibility to be as informed as possible, particularly when...