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Who is a SHERPA?

Friend, Mentor, Guide, Expert Your Cancer Awakens Sherpa is uniquely and superbly qualified to help you walk the path from ‘trauma-to-transformation’, during the challenging cancer...

Cancer Coach Certification – SHERPA Program

How to become a Cancer-Awakens SHERPA
The 10-day experiential workshop is a mix of a series of talks, interactive sessions, individual and group activities and initiations. At the core is Cancer Awakens Holistic and Integrated approach to cancer as outlined in the book 'My Cancer is Me: The journey from Illness to Wholeness’.

Integrative Medicine For Cancer Can Improve Healing Outcomes

Integrative medicine for cancer can play a very important role in addressing this complex and multi-factorial disease. It works best alongside a holistic approach i.e. physical,...

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About Cancer Awakens: How To Win Over Cancer

Cancer Awakens examines and supports what it takes to win over cancer: first as a survivor, then as a thriver. To win over cancer, you...
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Stress, Immunity and Illness: Recognising The 5 Levels Of Stress

There is a close connection between stress, immunity and illness. Nilima Bhat throws light on the proven science of psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI): How stress and...

E-Books: By Cancer Awakens (Free Download)

Free Downloads! The Cancer Awakens team has carefully curated and compiled our key articles into eBooks that are easy to download, print and share. Words...

Being Cancer

As a cancer patient, you're always looking out for stories of cancer survivors and cancer thrivers to give you courage and hope. Cancer Thriver,...

Self Help Activities

Why leave your healing to others when you can take charge? These self-help activities will help you understand your stressors and address it. Aim: To...

Testimonials For ‘My Cancer Is Me’

My Cancer Is Me is a thought-provoking and sensitive guide for anyone who has cancer or is supporting a loved one with cancer. Gratitude To...
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The Legacy of Menla: Tibetan Medicine and Cancer

Two young filmmakers go on a journey of discovery, following an Tibetan Medicine expert as he treats people with cancer.

13 Key Ideas: My Cancer Is Me

We often think of cancer as the enemy who's come to destroy us. But we can see the real story if only we choose...

Healing and the Mind: By Bill Moyers – The Art of...

In this instalment, Bill Moyers visits various medical professionals who are doing their best to bring together the science of medicine (cure) with the art of healing (care).
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Holistic Healing For Cancer: 4 Ways To Look At Illness

To achieve holistic healing for cancer, it's important to do understand how your body works. It helps you open new lines of enquiry into your...

Top 20 Book Recommendations

Books can be your best friend during your cancer journey. They guide you, inspire you and help you come to terms with your situation....

Participant Feedback: From Illness To Wholeness

We are deeply grateful to the participants of our retreats, workshops and one-on-one coaching clients for their feedback. We have healed and grown as...

LAF And Let Go!

Laughter eases stress and improves immunity. LAF and Let Go is an emotional fitness workout and support group for women against breast cancer. A stress-busting...

Retreat Overview: From Illness To Wholeness

From Illness To Wholeness The perspectives in this 7-day intensive residential retreat may startle those unfamiliar with physicians and researchers such as Larry Dossey, Caroline...

Cancer Coaching: A Holistic & Integrated Program

First-of-its-kind Holistic & Integrated Framework Holistic: Addressing the whole person, at ALL levels i.e. Physical-Emotional-Mental-Systemic-Spiritual Integrated: brings together different systems of medicine 1-on-1 coaching process: tailors...

Healing and the Mind: By Bill Moyers – The Mind-Body Connection...

Just how much does our “mind” control the physical health of our body? Do the emotions we feel have any effect on our immune system? Science is beginning to scratch at the surface of these questions.

You Can Conquer Cancer (Ian Gawler): Book Review

Remarkable for its clarity, simplicity and authenticity, this powerful book outlines a truly integrated and holistic approach to cancer. It emphasises diet, power of the mind, meditation, family/social support and the spiritual dimension, as important factors in healing.

A Book Launch with a Difference!

'My Cancer Is Me: The Journey From Illness to Wholeness'  was launched on 26 Apr 2013,ITC Windsor Hotel, Bengaluru. A book that aims to...

Affirmations: Free Downloads

Time and again, it has been proved that the mind plays a key role in healing. Let's learn how to train your mind to...

Healing Visualisation: Free Download

Cancer is one of the rare disease where the treatment is probably more dreadful than the disease itself. The side-effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
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Cellular Healing Meditation For Cancer: Free Download

The Cellular Healing Meditation For Cancer is a unique and powerful 45-minute practice. Vijay & Nilima Bhat have developed it over many years. We teach this...
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Tips For Caregivers: Help Yourself, Along With Your Loved One

If you have been suddenly thrust into the challenging role of a caregiver, a road map can be helpful. Nilima Bhat, a caregiver herself,...

Death: A Focus on Life

Modern society is so afraid of Death and Loss that it avoids them as much as it can. A cancer diagnosis is traumatic. A...

Sample Chapter: A New Mountain to Climb

What happens when a person is diagnosed with cancer? What are his initial thoughts? Cancer Thriver Vijay Bhat narrates his cancer journey in the...

Editor’s Comments

My Cancer Is Me is a thought-provoking and sensitive guide for anyone who has cancer or is supporting a loved one with cancer. Here...

How Cancer Coaching Helped Address Breast Cancer Stressors

This is the case study of a breast cancer thriver. During her cancer treatment, she reflected on her life and let go of her...

How Cancer Coaching Helped Address Colon Cancer Stressors

This is the case study of a colon cancer thriver. During his cancer treatment, he reflected on his life and made a new beginning....

How Cancer Coaching Helped Address Ovarian Cancer Stressors

This is the case study of an ovarian cancer thriver. During her cancer treatment, she reflected on her life and reconnected with herself. See...
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Thriving After Cancer Is Possible

Cancer survior adopts a pet crab and transforms his life watch and share the video

Healing and the Mind: By Bill Moyers – Healing From Within...

How expressing love or anger and meditating for just 45 minutes a day can help one's healing, even when affected by chronic illnesses like cancer and AIDS.
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Ayurvedic Treatment for Cancer: An Introduction

In this interview, Dr M. B. Rajashekhar tells us how according to Ayurvedic thought, having the three doshas out of sync might be a cause of cancer and how synthetic materials in our diet lead to Cancer.

What You Really Must Know About Stress (1 of 3)

An essential introduction for anyone who wants to understand the deeper relationship between stress, illness and healing.

What You Really Must Know About Stress (2 of 3)

An overview of the 5 Levels of Being and the corresponding 5 Stressors.
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Basics of Cancer: The Cell That Forgot To Die (1 of...

Cancer basics - how a malignant tumour develops, spreads, kills and dies.

Cancer: The Unexpected Guru (Jeff Foster)

A cancer diagnosis is not the end of your life, perhaps it's an invitation to introspect and heal thyself. A beautiful article by Jeff Foster

How The Yogic System Views Cancer: By Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev explains how the Yogic system views cancer and recommends some simple dietary and spiritual practices to curtail the disease.

Breast Cancer Thriver Sherri Lynn Completes Avon Walk in 9 Cities

Sherri Lynn completed her ninth and final Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in September.

Living Life With Love, Laughter And Stage 4 Cancer: Charlotte Kitley...

Charlotte Kitley narrates her life story to inspire people who are in a similar position. "Never give up" she says.

Vegan Diet & Lifestyle Change Can Reverse Breast Cancer: Debra Williams

Debra Williams tells us that a lifestyle change might be the very thing a cancer patient need, perhaps even more than chemotherapy!

Holistic Cancer Care Centre Treats Mind, Body And Spirit

The Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center offers holistic care and "ambient experiences" to reduce stress in patients undergoing treatment.

Good Data On The Effects Of Yoga On Cancer

Dr. Jaya Juturi, a Dallas oncologist also suggests a complementary treatment not found in any pharmacy: Yoga

Yoga Promotes Quality Of Life Among Breast Cancer Patients

Yoga and meditation provide emotional healing and leaves you feeling more relaxed and optimistic.

How Hypnotherapy Approaches Cancer

Hypnotherapy is being used more and more, even for illnesses like Cancer. A practicing Hypnotherapist tells us how this powerful approach can complement mainstream cancer treatment.
Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality?

Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality? (1 of 3)

Research suggests that many cancer patients, especially those with a poor prognosis, show some common traits, called 'Type C' behaviour patterns.
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Positive Thinking And Cancer Survival: Is There A Link?

Positive thinking and cancer survival are deeply connected. Our language and mindset about cancer reflects how we see cancer. The negative vocabulary around the...

About ‘My Cancer Is Me’ (The Book)

The inspiring story of one man’s relationship with his cancer and how it healed him …

4 Genes Associated with Increased Risk of Colo-rectal Cancer Identified

A research team has identified variations in genes that are linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
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Pink Glove Dance (Breast Cancer)

Vincent Medical Center and Medline come together with the Pink Glove Dance- a fun take on spreading Breast Cancer awareness.

Celebrity Thriver: Lance Armstrong (Testicular Cancer)

World champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong seemed invincible till he was diagnosed with testicular cancer
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Last Interview: Tony Greig (Lung Cancer)

Battling lung cancer since he was diagnosed in October, Tony Greig died too swiftly and too soon.
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Homeopathy For Cancer: Does It Work?

How does Homeopathy view and address cancer? Dr. Tejaswini Kulkarni-Bhat, a leading Mumbai-based homeopath provides guidance.
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The Last Lecture: Randy Pausch (Pancreatic Cancer)

Inspiring talk by Randy Pausch, diagnosed with terminal cancer, speaking about the important things in life.
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Cancer: Immune System, States of Mind and Health

This interview points out the power of choice and intention to improve health and well-being. Terms like "have to" are deleterious to our health

Macrobiotics and Cancer: Sugar, Enzymes & Food Textures (5 of 5)

Verne Varona points out how minimising simple sugars and increasing digestive enzymes in your diet can support your healing from cancer

Macrobiotics: Nutrition Therapy For Cancer Patients (4 of 5)

Verne Varona explains why food is so important for healing and shares four ways in which the right foods can significantly boost immunity.

Macrobiotics and Cancer: Top 10 Self-Healing Traits (3 of 5)

Renowned Macrobiotics expert Verne Varona outlines 10 different paths that lead to healing and 10 specific traits that cancer thrivers often show.

Shanti Avedna Ashram: Dying with Dignity

Hospices, such as Shanti Avedna Ashram ensure a dignified passage for the terminally ill by making available unconditional love and support.

A Positive Outlook Is The Key: Raksha Khanna (Uterine Cancer)

Thriver Raksha Khanna says "Life has its ups and downs, but we can make it beautiful"

Second Innings For Breast Cancer Thriver: Ivy Roche

Thriver Ivy Roche shares her cancer journey, particularly about the support she got from her family & friends and how came out stronger and victorious.

Macrobiotics and Cancer: Introduction (1 of 5)

Tarika Ahuja, a Macrobiotic expert and Theta healing practitioner, shares her own story about how Macrobiotics helped her to overcome certain chronic conditions which she suffered, from birth!

Brian’s Song: Movie Review

Brian's Song is an outstanding film which portrays the value of true friendship and unyielding support during the difficult cancer journey

Letters To God: Movie Review

'Letters To God' is an entertaining, emotional and inspiring story about an 8-year old boy with cancer whose letters to God change the lives of the people around him.

Celebrity Thriver: Suzanne Sommers (Breast Cancer)

When Hollywood actress Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer in the April of 2000 she was shocked with the news. “I’m very strong, and...

Macrobiotics and Cancer: How Cancer Occurs (2 of 5)

Verne Varona, a world-renowned authority on Macrobiotics, explains how cancer occurs and the role Macrobiotics can play in healing

Cancer Poem By Saurabh Dubey

A poem on cancer, written by Saurabh Dubey, one of our Guest Authors

Celebrity Thriver: Lisa Ray (Multiple Myeloma)

Indian-Canadian actress Lisa Ray made a decision to blog through her cancer journey and become a champion for the cause after her diagnosis. She is an advocate of stem cell research and has an active career as on international TV shows.

Celebrity Thriver: Kylie Minogue (Breast Cancer)

Australian actress and chart-busting singer, Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She underwent treatment and returned to her singing career in just a couple of months.

Celebrity Thriver: Geoffrey Boycott (Throat Cancer)

Former England batsman and cricket commentator Geoffrey Boycott was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002 but returned as a commentator in 2004. His fellow commentators state that his illness has altered his voice and led to a more pleasant personality!

Celebrity Thriver: Yuvraj Singh (Lung Cancer)

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's cancer journey was covered extensively in the media. Yuvi's openness on social media also lead him to receive an enormous amount of support from his fans and well-wishers.

Celebrity Thriver: Sheryl Crow (Breast Cancer)

American singer and song-writer Sheryl Crow was first diagnosed with breast cancer and then with a benign brain tumour. These life-changing events caused her to reflect on her life-path and she made a decision to adopt two children.

Wit: Movie Review

Wit is a movie about a woman's journey with ovarian cancer. Dr. Vivian Bearing, played by Emma Thompson, finally realises the importance of human connection and empathy through her cancer.

Audacity of Hope: Breast Cancer Thriver With An Iron Will (2...

When facing a difficult cancer journey, the best way to remain hopeful is to read real examples of courageous people (like Rupa) who have experienced and overcome their illness. Here is Part 2 of her inspiring story.

Audacity of Hope: Breast Cancer Thriver With An Iron Will (1...

When facing a difficult cancer journey, the best way to remain hopeful is to read real examples of courageous people (like Rupa) who have experienced and overcome their illness. We bring you Part 1 of her inspiring story.

Healing and the Mind – Wounded Healers (6 of 6)

In the final instalment of the series, Bill Moyers gives us an inside view of a successful holistic and integrated program for cancer patients.

My Life Without Me: Movie Review

Ann, a young mother of two, faces a grim cancer diagnosis. From despair to empowerment, this is a movie about new-found hope and meaning.

Ikiru: Movie Review

A powerful film (by Akira Kurosawa) on how it is important to 'seize the moment' and not postpone living life to the full and leave it until it is too late!

Dying Young: Movie Review

This movie is about a young man diagnosed with leukemia and his companion who helps him look at life anew!

Life As A House: Movie Review

In this heart-warming father-son movie, Kevin Kline and Hayden Christensen show us that is never too late to right the wrongs of the past and rebuild that which has been left derelict – whether it is a home, a habit or a relationship.

Cancer Basics – eBook

What is Cancer? How does it occur? Stages of Cancer. Read this ebook for a quick overview.

Major Improvements In Treating Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Now, Hodgkin lymphoma is considered one of the most curable cancers due to rapid and successful advancements in treatments and diagnosis.
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Smoking Kills: A Parody By Dr. Dilip Nadkarni

Enjoy Dr. Dilip Nadkarni's light-hearted and thought provoking song on the cancerous effects of smoking.

Healing And The Mind: By Bill Moyers – Intro (1 of...

How do emotions translate into chemicals in our bodies? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we assist our body's healing?

Healing and the Mind: By Bill Moyers – The Mystery Of...

Will we continue writing off every approach to treatment other than Western medicine when it could possibly give us a fighting chance at a longer and healthier life?

The Cost of Cancer: Are You Prepared? (1 of 5)

Cancer is a very expensive disease and can throw your family's long-term plans awry. Renowned financial planner Lovaii Navlakhi tells us 4 ways to be better prepared for such a crisis.
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Death & Loss: When I Die (8 of 8)

Philip Gould, given 3 months to live, says there can be moments of joy, resolution and inspiration for the terminally ill

Death & Loss: Quotes (7 of 8)

A compilation of insightful quotes to reflect upon the mystery of Death.

Death & Loss: How To Die Before You Die (6 of...

Diagnosed with cancer, life as you knew it has ended. Here is how to rewrite rules, set boundaries and live life on your terms.
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Death & Loss: Top Five Regrets Of The Dying (5 of...

An excerpt from Bronnie Ware's article, with simple and powerful insights that are relevant for those who are dying (as well as for everyone else!)

Death & Loss: What Actually Happens At The Time Of Death?...

Hospice nurses Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley identify the important signs just prior to and up to the time of death, so you know what to expect and ways in which you can ease the passing.

Death & Loss: Cancer’s Five Shocks (3 of 8)

These are the five major ‘shocks’ that someone with cancer and his family have to deal with.

Death & Loss: Five Stages Of Grieving (2 of 8)

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' famous five stages of grieving, and how they apply to cancer.

Death & Loss: Death Unites Us All (1 of 8)

A person with cancer gets to ask, answer and act on the big questions of life, and this can be an enriching process.
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How Holistic Cancer Treatment Can Aid Healing

Many people have a very limited understanding of what holistic cancer treatment actually is. In fact, the words holistic and integrated cancer treatments are...
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Life Lessons From Cancer: How To Make Meaning

Most people would like to put the traumatic cancer experience behind them. This is natural and understandable. But if you reflect carefully you will...

Will Banning ‘Gutka’ Really Reduce Mouth & Throat Cancer?

Our response to Madhya Pradesh's Gutka ban. We believe it may not reduce cancer if Gutka users are not supported in de-addiction.

Surviving Hospitalisation: Befriend Your Doctor (7 of 7)

How you relate with doctors can make a big difference to your hospital stay. Here are some tips.

Surviving Hospitalisation: Carry Your Necessities (6 of 7)

The essentials you need to pack to make your hospital stay bearable, maybe even pleasant!

Surviving Hospitalisation: Make the stay pleasant (5 of 7)

Hospital stays can be tough. Here are a few pointers to make your hospitalisation better.

How To Play The Doosra With A Straight Bat: An Open...

A message for Yuvraj Singh and all the brave ‘thrivers’ everywhere, who are grappling with this game-changer called cancer.

Surviving Hospitalisation: Bonding with nurses and roommates (4 of 7)

Hospital stays can be tough. Here are a few pointers to make your hospitalisation better.

Surviving Hospitalisation: Think Small (3 of 7)

How to prepare when it is time to check in to the hospital

Surviving Hospitalisation – Incorporate Holistic & Integrated Approach (1 of 7)

Thriver Ameena Meer tells her story and how she chose a holistic and integrated approach to overcome uterine cancer

Surviving Hospitalisation: The First Trip (2 of 7)

The first scary trip to the hospital, and how to deal with it

Cancer Survivors, Victims, or Thrivers: What Will You Be?

People use the generic phrase "cancer patient" to describe those affected by cancer, irrespective of their stage or condition. Sometimes "cancer survivors" is also...
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Holistic And Integrated Approaches: Are They Effective?

Cutting-edge research - why the world's top cancer centres are embracing integrative medicine

Conventional Cancer Treatment: Cancer Basics (Part 4 of 4)

Mainstream (allopathic) cancer treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biotherapy.
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What Causes Cancer: Cancer Basics (Part 3 of 4)

Understanding Tendencies and Triggers can help prevent the occurence and recurrence of cancer.
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Stages of Cancer: Cancer Basics (Part 2 of 4)

Accurate staging of cancer is crucial for the appropriate treatment to be prescribed. Here is an introduction to simplify and de-mystify the stage of your cancer.

Impact of Dietary Habits On Breast Cancer: The China Study

In his book 'The China Study', T. Colin Campbell presents strong evidence, which correlates dietary habits with breast cancer.
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How A Song Moved Me: Gunjan Mohanka

Gunjan Mohanka talks about how a song moved her and got her to move!
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I Survived Cancer: By Dr. Rita Banik

Dr. Rita Banik, a breast-cancer thriver, shares a poem on cancer.

Regaining My Identity After Breast Cancer: Rita Banik (1 of 2)

Breast cancer (and its treatment) can leave deep emotional scars. Learn how Cancer Thriver Rita Banik found her strength and rediscovered herself during the...

Regaining My Identity After Breast Cancer: Rita Banik (2 of 2)

How Dr. Rita Banik regained her identity after undergoing a mastectomy and a breast reconstruction
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If Only For A Second – Mimi Foundation Video

Mimi Foundation spreads joy by giving a unique makeover experience to 20 cancer patients.

The Immune System: Mind-Body Bridge with Positive Thinking (4 of 4)

Discover how our psychology (thoughts / feelings / emotions) is linked to our neurology (our bio-chemical brain), which is linked to our immunology (readiness of our immune system.)

The Immune System: How It Works (2 of 4)

How the immune system both 'protects' and 'repairs'

The Cost Of Cancer: Time To Reclaim Your Life! (5 of...

Financial planner Lovaii Navlakhi offers surprising advice for life after cancer: Focus on creating a healthy lifstyle first, work next and money last!

The Cost Of Cancer: How To Make Your Claim (4...

Lovaii Navlakhi shares valuable guidelines on how to make a smooth and hassle-free claim for your medical and critical illness insurance.

Lessons from an EFT practitioner: Jasmine Bharathan (3 of 3)

Jasmine Bharatan shares specific tips for cancer patients and additional resources that you can use.

How to use EFT for cancer: Jasmine Bharathan (2 of 3)

Jasmine Bharatan shares 4 case studies on how EFT/ Tapping have helped clients with cancer.

Introduction to EFT for cancer: Jasmine Bharathan (1 of 3)

Jasmine Bharathan introduces EFT/ Tapping and shares a case study.

CanSupport: Seizing The Opportunity To Serve

Harmala Gupta talks about CanSupport's free home-care program for advanced cancer patients in Delhi and surrounding areas.

The Journey (Brandon Bays): Book Review

Brandon Bays not only freed herself of cancer but also helped thousands of people across the world, with her powerful healing approach called 'The Journey'

Terms of Endearment: Movie Review

This rom-com-drama centers around a complex mother-daughter relationship and its unexpected turn when the daughter is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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Cancer Thrivers Create ‘The New Normal’

Surviving cancer - the five things that successful thrivers do, which you can learn from.

Let’s All Laugh about Cancer!

A compilation of some jokes about Cancer!

It’s How You Take It: Your Mindset Impacts Cancer

Cancer is not the end of life; it is the beginning of a new life. Here are some inspiring and useful examples of such individuals and support organizations.

Homeopathy For Cancer: Going Deeper

Learn about different Homeopathic approaches to Cancer and read a powerful case study.

Reflexology And Cancer Care

From chemotherapy to symptom management and from post-operative to palliative care, research demonstrates reflexology's effectiveness in alleviating pain, relieving anxiety, easing nausea and more for cancer patients

Caring For The Elderly: Challenges & Tips

When an elderly person is diagnosed with cancer, their life changes and so does the life of their caregiver!

Nurturing Nature: Adit Dave’s Story (Colon Cancer)

Adit Dave’s successful cancer journey involved the healing power of nature and the love and support of his family ...

Hoops & Dreams: Kids Have A Ball!

A playful activity for children with cancer, turns into an impromptu basketball game where everyone joins in!

Kindergarten Teacher Benefits From Chinese Medicine

Read about how Traditional Chinese Medicine not only helped this teacher better deal with the side-effects of Western medicine, but helped her recover from Cancer itself.

Pinktober Musings: World Breast Cancer Conference, 2011

October is Breast Cancer month worldwide. (It's called PINKTOBER). We need your help in raising awareness about it. Especially the little-known link between Breast Cancer and our emotional blocks.

Terry Fox Run In Bangalore: A Huge Success!

2000 Bangaloreans participate in the 2011 Terry Fox run and raise Rs.15 lakhs (USD 30,000) for Cancer research!

Discover Your Stressors & Strengths: Free Holistic Health Questionnaire

Map your Stressors & Strengths with this unique Holistic Health Questionnaire

Two Doctors Talk About Holistic & Integrated Approaches To Cancer

Dr. Vishal Rao talks about the importance of holistic approaches to support Allopathic treatments. Dr. Stanley Wetschler shares his personal journey of recovery from terminal colon cancer, using an integrated approach.

One Renegade Cell (Robert Weinberg): Book Review

What really goes on inside the cancer cell? Renowned cell-biologist Robert Weinberg takes us on an illuminating journey.

Here Comes the Sun

A few light-hearted funnies about cancer!

Colon Cancer Limerick

Take a different and light-hearted look at colon cancer!

Ayurvedic Treatment For Cancer: Going Deeper

Ayurveda recognises that both physical and psychological factors contribute to cancer. This article outlines the key dietary and herbal approaches from Ayurveda.

Thriving with Yoga: By Swami Yogaratna

Beyond its generic health benefits, Swami Yogaratna shares how yoga can be a powerful therapeutic tool to address cancer very specifically.

Pessimism Predicts Mortality in Cancer Patients

Research reveals the striking association between pessimism and death, and also between optimism and the easing of pain.

Quality Of Relationships Impacts Stress Levels

Research shows a direct correlation between emotional support and stress levels.

Outrunning Cancer: Nitin Tolani Helms Terry Fox Run in Bangalore

The Terry Fox Run is an annual, non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research. Nitin Tolani, a bone-cancer thriver has made it his mission to bring it to Bangalore.

Take Home Awakening: Touch-based Therapies For Cancer

Melanie Bowen explains how touch-based therapies (like EFT, bodywork and massage) can support recovery from cancer.

Our Energy Anatomy, Based On Yogic Chakras: Caroline Myss

Specific patterns of emotional and psychological stress influence our chakra system (the body's seven energy centres) leading to illness manifesting in a particular body part, system or organ.

Love Story: Movie Review

"Love means never having to say sorry". Watch this classic, touching movie about the joy of young love and the pain of eternal separation.

Diet, Vipassana & Yoga For Cancer Treatment: Jeroo Mulla’s Story ...

In this 2nd article, Jeroo talks us through her 'maintenance' diet and shares those all important dietary "do's" and "don'ts"!

Diet, Vipassana & Yoga for Cancer Treatment: Jeroo Mulla’s Story (1...

How Jeroo Mulla's radical diet therapy, combined with yoga & meditation helped her become a Cancer Thriver!

Caring For Children With Cancer: My Experience

An intern's account of her experiences at Samiksha, an exclusive learning and activity centre for children with cancer.

Back To School After Cancer: Tejas’ Story

Sandhya Sharad shares the story of Tejas Kumar, a young cancer survivor who overcame many odds to succeed in school.

Anand: Movie Review

In laughter, he breathes his last. This is the story of Anand, who turned his cancer into a joyous experience that touched many lives.

The Cost of Cancer: An Unexpected Visitor (3 of 5)

What happens when “C” arrives unexpectedly and you have no medical insurance or critical illness cover? What then?

Final Gifts (Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley): Book Review

How patients and care-givers can cope with Death, by embracing, rather than fighting the inevitable.

The Cost of Cancer: Critical Illness Cover (2 of 5)

A conversation with Financial Planner, Lovaii Navlakhi, gives you the must-know information about the critical illness cover; a must-have if you have a family history of cancer.

Come, laugh with us!

Take a break with these lighthearted jokes and powerful quote.

The Emotional Effect of Cancer: Thriver Sangeetha Ghosh’s story

Cancer brings great change, yes. But what to make of that change is up to you.

Keeping The Faith: Caregiver’s Attitude Is Crucial For Healing

"The care-giver must keep a positive frame of mind, whatever the situation". Mrs. M. Tiwari talks about her journey as primary care-giver to her daughter Dr. K. Tiwari, who is a breast cancer thriver.

Tibetan Medicine For Cancer: An Interview With Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar...

Tibetan Medicine expert, Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar answers questions about Cancer. 2nd in a series of two articles.

Tibetan Medicine For Cancer: An Interview With Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar...

Tibetan Medicine expert, Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar answers questions about Cancer. 1st in a series of two articles.

The Joy of Caring: Magic In Your Hands!

Cancer is a disease which affects your mind more than your body. In such a situation how do you help people to deal with it? One answer to this very difficult question is, Care. The act of giving care.

Getting Well Again (Carl & Stephanie Simonton): Book Review

A review of the classic book "Getting Well Again" by Carl & Stephanie Simonton, whose successful approach is based on changing a person's attitude to their illness and its treatment.

Pleural Mesothelioma: A Rare Type Of Cancer

PleuralMesothelioma.com is dedicated to compiling the latest and most up-to-date information on pleural mesothelioma and offer a number of resources to those coping with this deadly pulmonary cancer.

Cytotron®: New Technology For Cancer Treatment

Dr.G.S.Nayar is a pioneer and expert in the indigenously developed Cytotron technology. He talks to us about the treatment, the science behind it and its proven results.

Mind Over Matter: The Placebo Effect In Healing

The awesome technology of modern medicine casts an image of such great potency and knowledge that it is hard to believe our individual resources can make much difference to the healing process. Here's a documented anecdote that says otherwise!

Think Positive, Live Longer

Research shows that optimists live longer after their cancer diagnosis, irrespective of other crucial factors like stage of disease and type of cancer.

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellation Therapy

Family Constellation Therapy is based on Energy Psychology and is used to overcome many chronic and common illnesses among people, by connecting and healing the family system that they belong to.

Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality? (3 of 3)

'Hope' Vs. 'Dread': The key to Carl & Stephanie Simonton's successful approach to Cancer, based on Relaxation and Positive Mental Imagery.

Is There A Cancer-Prone Personality? (2 of 3)

Do Cancer patients share common traits? Dr. Douglas Brodie has a compelling theory ...

American Cancer Society

A comprehensive website which provides lots of relevant medical information regarding cancer, addressing both patients and care-givers. A great complement to Cancer Awakens!
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Anita Moorjani’s ‘Out-of-Body’ Experience & Spontaneous Remission

Anita Moorjani's amazing experience shows us that spontaneous remissions from cancer can and do occur, even though no one knows exactly how!

Cancer As A Turning Point (Lawrence LeShan): Book Review

A landmark book about how cancer can trigger a change of direction, leading to a happier, more fulfilled and healthier life. It includes powerful exercises which help patients create a healing program for themselves.

The Healing Power of Illness (Dethlefsen & Dahlke): Book Review

Thorwald Dethlefsen and Rudiger Dahlke explain their powerful insight: "Illness comes to heal us".

Spontaneous Healing (Andrew Weill): Book Review

The doctors told her she wouldn't live, let alone be able to have children. But Kristin Killops used alternative medicine and her own strong will-to-live to bring about spontaneous healing. Read her amazing story!

Food Therapies For Cancer: The Budwig Diet (2 of 2)

Six-time Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Johanna Budwig proposes an intriguing connection between fat and cancer, while highlighting some useful dietary principles.

Food Therapies for Cancer: Max Gerson Cancer Diet (1 of 2)

Cancer is a degenerative lifestyle disease and diet/nutrition can play a crucial role in detoxifying the body and restoring immunity.

Anatomy Of The Spirit (Caroline Myss): Book Review

Caroline Myss makes visible the direct and powerful correlation between the anatomy of our body and that of our Spirit. Read this book for stunning insights into your illness and health.

“Hope Sees the Invisible, Feels the Intangible and Achieves the Impossible”

If the Divine mind is the only reality ... and we are what we think about, can we surrender our thoughts to the Divine? Cathy Goodman shows you how it can benefit your health.
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About Vijay & Nilima Bhat

Like with most people, Vijay’s cancer diagnosis too brought with it shock, despair and fear about the future. We were fortunate that we chose...

The Immune System: A Little Known Marvel (1 of 4)

What do you know about the immune system and how it functions? To find out more, read further.

Cancer And The Human Spirit: How Positive Thoughts Can Help Heal

An inspiring and insightful story by Katie Gill from the book: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II.

The Glow of Life: Vimala Francis (Breast Cancer)

Meet this inspiring woman (Vimala Francis) who says "Dying is inevitable. But when life gives you a chance, why not take it and do your part?"

Partnering To Heal: Can Marital Conflict Lower Immunity?

Marital stress following cancer diagnosis and treatment can adversely affect the immune system and slow down healing. Research confirms this and the results are compelling.

‘The Journey’ By Brandon Bays: A Powerful Way To Heal

Not expressing emotions can add up over time and cause illness. Our featured expert Lalitha Mathew shares how the Journey process can help to release these long-held emotions and bring about healing.
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Dietary Principles For Cancer Prevention

Here are 8 dietary principles to follow, based on overwhelming and conclusive research, that a healthy diet is a major factor in preventing cancer.

Karunashraya: An Abode of Peace

Karunashraya offers palliative care to advanced stage cancer patients, so they can experience comfort, peace and dignity in the final stage of their disease.

Pink Hope: Together against Breast Cancer

Support groups are beacons of hope and confidence for people suffering from cancer. Here's one in Bangalore!

Cancer Can Be Funny!

Without trivialising cancer, can we see the humour in it? Here are a few 'ticklers'!

How Spirituality Helped A Non Hodgkins Lymphoma Thriver Heal

The best way to come out of sorrow is to go through it- a beautiful concept of Sri Mumtaz Ali that has stuck with Mr. Sunshine. It is advice that we can all benefit from.

Our Lessons Come From The Journey, Not The Destination – Gunjan...

Cancer is a disease like any other, they just have not found a cure for it yet. But given the humongous research grants, do they even want to? - asks Gunjan Mohanka.

The Bucket List: Movie Review

Tragic, comic and ultimately, an inspiring movie about the choices we can make to look at terminal illness in another light.

Ode To The White Blood Cell

This little poem was written by Daisy and Jessica Mash as a eulogy to the white blood cell, the front-line defender of our Immune system.

Breast Cancer Thriver: Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman

Judyth, diagnosed with breast cancer, shares her story from diagnosis to surgery in an elaborate and uplifting way.

Reinventing Medicine (Larry Dossey): Book Review

According to Larry Dossey, Era-3 medicine will be based on what he calls the "non-local mind".

Power of Confession: Relieve Stress & Improve Immunity

Sharing your feelings about traumatic events may be difficult, but it can lead to significant health benefits.

Let Cancer Show You A New Path

We ask you to honour cancer, not fight it. Can you see cancer as a gift: an opportunity to discover yourselves, to appreciate what truly matters and to live life differently, than before.

Uncover Spiritual Stressors

Every difficult life event brings spiritual stress with it. Here's how to make sense of it, and transition into a new equilibrium of health and wellness.

Uncover Systemic Stressors

Is the health of your closest relationships affecting your health? What are some of your negative relationship patterns and how you can repair them.

Uncover Emotional Stressors

Where do negative emotions come from? What are the emotional patterns that create distress in your life?

Uncover Mental Stressors

What core beliefs are holding your healing back? How can you disable that nagging self-talk and make space for your Inner Coach?

Uncover Physical Stressors

Discover what your physical stressors may be, and how you can turn them into strengths.

What You Really Must Know About Stress (3 of 3)

See exactly how stress affects us inside the body. Learn what happens when we are in 'stressful' and 'restful' states.

Leukemia Thriver: Kurt Brindley

Kurt Brindley was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) in Bilineal Blast Crisis and the Philadelphia Chromosome Abnormality in November, 2009. Here is his...

Caregiver Lessons: Relationship As A Path to Wholeness (6 of 6)

How to 'reclaim your power' and learn the 'growth' lessons you need to learn.

Caregiver Lessons: Don’t Slide Into Co-dependence (5 of 6)

How to break free of the co-dependence trap.

Caregiver Lessons: From Pain to Transformation (4 of 6)

Caring as a painful, yet powerful growth opportunity

Caregiver Lessons: Acknowledge and Accept the Struggle (3 of 6)

Reaching out for support while dealing with the fear and pain.
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Connecticut Children’s Medical Center ‘Roar Music’ Video

Connecticut Children's Medical Center with 10-year-old Morgan Platt inspire children Katy Perry's song "Roar."
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The Cancer Rosetta: How Different Healing Systems Understand Cancer

Powerful and unique insights to help you 'decode' cancer.

Caregiver Lessons: Eat To Live, Not Live To Eat (2 of...

Finding the 'sweet spot' when it comes to dietary and life-style changes.
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What Causes Cervical Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

In cervical cancer, look into what societal norms you follow and what beliefs you have inherited from your family.

What Causes Colo-Rectal Cancer: Mental and Emotional Triggers To Consider

What kind of emotional and mental patterns can trigger colon cancer?
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What Causes Leukemia & Lymphoma: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

Diving into some deeper issues and questions about why blood cancers arise.
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What Causes Pancreatic Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

Insight into the formation of one of the most feared cancers; pancreatic cancer.
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What Causes Ovarian Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

If you have ovarian cancer, asking the right questions about these areas in your life may help you get insights about what may have...

You Can Heal Your Life (Louise Hay): Book Review

World renowned holistic healer Louise Hay, herself a cancer survivor, explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness.

Learn EFT with Gary Craig

Emotional Freedom Techniques are gaining increasing popularity around the world for quick and immediate relief from emotional and physical problems. Let us understand it...

Cancer Compass

A popular forum for discussions about the various issues around cancer. Cancer Compass is a forum where you can discover and share cancer-related information...
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What Causes Stomach Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

This article looks at stomach cancer through a psychological and energetic lens and offers questions for introspection, that can contribute to recovery.

What To Eat When You Have Cancer

"Diet is a major contributor in 35% of all cancers" says Dr. Richard Doll in his book, Causes of Cancer. This, by the way,...
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How Stress Causes Illness: PsychoNeuroImmunology

The emerging science which shows how stress causes illness and why that is important for cancer patients.

What Causes Breast Cancer: Mental & Emotional Triggers To Consider

Have you wondered why you have breast cancer? Modern medicine probably hasn't given you a satisfactory explanation. Here are some other perspectives for you to consider.

Research Suggests Cancer Is A Modern (And Man-made) Disease

Environmental and lifestyle factors are the most likely causes of cancer, according to a new study, which finds little evidence of the disease in ancient times.

An Empowering Way To See Cancer

"When we change our language, we change our mindset". If you have cancer or know someone with cancer, here are a few ways to look at cancer differently ... and powerfully.

Cancer Forums

Great source for answers to the most common cancer questions.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Tap Your Way To Health

Learn the basics of EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique and deal with the emotional strain of going through cancer or providing care to someone...

Guided Imagery Improves Cancer Survival Rates

Guided imagery and hypnotherapy strengthen immunity

Maria Claudia’s Win Over Breast Cancer Using Complementary Therapies

52-year-old Maria Claudia White's story of overcoming breast cancer

Support Groups Can Double Cancer Survival Rates

In 1989, Dr. David Spiegel discovered that among breast cancer patients, women who received social support lived twice as long as the women who did not.

Holistic & Integrated Approaches Can Support Chemotherapy: NCCAM

Healing results from treating the 'whole person' with an effective combination of different healing systems.

Caregiver Lessons: Wear Your Oxygen Mask First (1 of 6)

To give care, you need to take care of yourself first.

Caregiver Lessons: Introduction

There's lots of help for people going through cancer, but very little for their care-givers. This series of articles provides a map and some valuable tips!

The Terry Fox Cancer Story

A moving docu-drama about a Canadian amputee and runner, Terry Fox who embarked on a cross-country run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
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Kids Battling Cancer Sing Wavin’ Flags

Camp Simcha 2010's summer music project on Wavin' Flag to generate pediatric cancer awareness.

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)

CPAA is one of India's leading cancer support organisations. It is very active in providing a range of services in the 'Total Management of Cancer'.

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