Tag: #cancertreatment

Coping with Hair Loss from Chemo

When many cancer patients learn they must undergo chemotherapy, often one of the first things they wonder is, “Will I lose my hair?” Many, but not all, chemotherapy drugs cause hair thinning or hair loss. While some patients lose only the hair on their heads, other  patients lose eyelashes, eyebrows, leg hair, and so on…. Read more »

Overcome Your Holiday Stress with these Awesome Tips

Stress and the holiday season go together for many of us.  With a full calendar of events, presents to buy, and meals to plan, this time of year is especially daunting even during the best of times.  For cancer patients and their caregivers, the holidays can present a range of strong emotions. While the holidays are a… Read more »

Tara Petta’s Powerful and Amazing Story of Hope

In 2014, Tara Petta’s worst fears came true when she was diagnosed with cancer. To make matters even worse, it happened to be the most deadly form of cancer: pancreatic.  “Getting cancer was always a huge fear of mine,” Tara Petta says. “If someone was complaining about something, I would tell them ‘Put it into… Read more »

Mary Opsahl Loses Daughter, Gina, to PC

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. It is not the order of life. It is not how things are supposed to work. Parents should never have to experience this unbearable pain. Whether the child is four years old or forty, it makes little difference to the mother and father who suffer the loss…. Read more »

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Kevin King

Kevin King remembers the exact date when he first felt a strange queasy sensation in his stomach: November 18, 2013. Kevin was an otherwise healthy, fit and active 57-years-old man who never imagined there was anything seriously wrong. Yet, within just weeks, Kevin learned he had a potentially deadly tumor growing in his pancreas. While… Read more »