Many patients and families simply avoid the cancer talk, probably due to fear, stigma or ignorance. In reality, sharing your cancer journey openly and...
Dubai-based Cancer Thriver Anand Soni underwent autologous stem cell transplant for cancer after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in Dec 2012. As part...
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...
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).
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.
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.
If you have been suddenly thrust into the challenging role of a caregiver, a road map can be helpful. Nilima Bhat, a caregiver herself,...
Cancer survior adopts a pet crab and transforms his life watch and share the video
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.
An essential introduction for anyone who wants to understand the deeper relationship between stress, illness and healing.
An overview of the 5 Levels of Being and the corresponding 5 Stressors.
Cancer basics - how a malignant tumour develops, spreads, kills and dies.
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
Sherri Lynn completed her ninth and final Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in September.
Charlotte Kitley narrates her life story to inspire people who are in a similar position. "Never give up" she says.
Debra Williams tells us that a lifestyle change might be the very thing a cancer patient need, perhaps even more than chemotherapy!
Research suggests that many cancer patients, especially those with a poor prognosis, show some common traits, called 'Type C' behaviour patterns.
World champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong seemed invincible till he was diagnosed with testicular cancer
Renowned Macrobiotics expert Verne Varona outlines 10 different paths that lead to healing and 10 specific traits that cancer thrivers often show.
Hospices, such as Shanti Avedna Ashram ensure a dignified passage for the terminally ill by making available unconditional love and support.
Thriver Raksha Khanna says "Life has its ups and downs, but we can make it beautiful"
Thriver Ivy Roche shares her cancer journey, particularly about the support she got from her family & friends and how came out stronger and victorious.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the final instalment of the series, Bill Moyers gives us an inside view of a successful holistic and integrated program for cancer patients.
What is Cancer? How does it occur? Stages of Cancer. Read this ebook for a quick overview.
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?
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.
Philip Gould, given 3 months to live, says there can be moments of joy, resolution and inspiration for the terminally ill
Diagnosed with cancer, life as you knew it has ended. Here is how to rewrite rules, set boundaries and live life on your terms.
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!)
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.
These are the five major ‘shocks’ that someone with cancer and his family have to deal with.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' famous five stages of grieving, and how they apply to cancer.
A person with cancer gets to ask, answer and act on the big questions of life, and this can be an enriching process.
How you relate with doctors can make a big difference to your hospital stay. Here are some tips.
The essentials you need to pack to make your hospital stay bearable, maybe even pleasant!
Hospital stays can be tough. Here are a few pointers to make your hospitalisation better.
A message for Yuvraj Singh and all the brave ‘thrivers’ everywhere, who are grappling with this game-changer called cancer.
Hospital stays can be tough. Here are a few pointers to make your hospitalisation better.
How to prepare when it is time to check in to the hospital
Thriver Ameena Meer tells her story and how she chose a holistic and integrated approach to overcome uterine cancer
The first scary trip to the hospital, and how to deal with it
People use the generic phrase "cancer patient" to describe those affected by cancer, irrespective of their stage or condition. Sometimes "cancer survivors" is also...
Mainstream (allopathic) cancer treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biotherapy.
Understanding Tendencies and Triggers can help prevent the occurence and recurrence of cancer.
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.
Gunjan Mohanka talks about how a song moved her and got her to move!
Dr. Rita Banik, a breast-cancer thriver, shares a poem on cancer.
Breast cancer (and its treatment) can leave deep emotional scars. Learn how Cancer Thriver Rita Banik found her strength and rediscovered herself during the...
How Dr. Rita Banik regained her identity after undergoing a mastectomy and a breast reconstruction
Financial planner Lovaii Navlakhi offers surprising advice for life after cancer: Focus on creating a healthy lifstyle first, work next and money last!
Lovaii Navlakhi shares valuable guidelines on how to make a smooth and hassle-free claim for your medical and critical illness insurance.
Harmala Gupta talks about CanSupport's free home-care program for advanced cancer patients in Delhi and surrounding areas.
Surviving cancer - the five things that successful thrivers do, which you can learn from.
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.
When an elderly person is diagnosed with cancer, their life changes and so does the life of their caregiver!
Adit Dave’s successful cancer journey involved the healing power of nature and the love and support of his family ...
A playful activity for children with cancer, turns into an impromptu basketball game where everyone joins in!
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.
2000 Bangaloreans participate in the 2011 Terry Fox run and raise Rs.15 lakhs (USD 30,000) for Cancer research!
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.
What really goes on inside the cancer cell? Renowned cell-biologist Robert Weinberg takes us on an illuminating journey.
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.
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.
In this 2nd article, Jeroo talks us through her 'maintenance' diet and shares those all important dietary "do's" and "don'ts"!
How Jeroo Mulla's radical diet therapy, combined with yoga & meditation helped her become a Cancer Thriver!
An intern's account of her experiences at Samiksha, an exclusive learning and activity centre for children with cancer.
Sandhya Sharad shares the story of Tejas Kumar, a young cancer survivor who overcame many odds to succeed in school.
What happens when “C” arrives unexpectedly and you have no medical insurance or critical illness cover? What then?
How patients and care-givers can cope with Death, by embracing, rather than fighting the inevitable.
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.
Cancer brings great change, yes. But what to make of that change is up to you.
"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 expert, Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar answers questions about Cancer. 2nd in a series of two articles.
Tibetan Medicine expert, Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar answers questions about Cancer. 1st in a series of two articles.
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.
Do Cancer patients share common traits? Dr. Douglas Brodie has a compelling theory ...
A comprehensive website which provides lots of relevant medical information regarding cancer, addressing both patients and care-givers. A great complement to Cancer Awakens!
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.
Thorwald Dethlefsen and Rudiger Dahlke explain their powerful insight: "Illness comes to heal us".
Six-time Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Johanna Budwig proposes an intriguing connection between fat and cancer, while highlighting some useful dietary principles.
Cancer is a degenerative lifestyle disease and diet/nutrition can play a crucial role in detoxifying the body and restoring immunity.
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.
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.
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?"
Karunashraya offers palliative care to advanced stage cancer patients, so they can experience comfort, peace and dignity in the final stage of their disease.
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.
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.
Tragic, comic and ultimately, an inspiring movie about the choices we can make to look at terminal illness in another light.
Judyth, diagnosed with breast cancer, shares her story from diagnosis to surgery in an elaborate and uplifting way.
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.
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.
Where do negative emotions come from? What are the emotional patterns that create distress in your life?
What core beliefs are holding your healing back? How can you disable that nagging self-talk and make space for your Inner Coach?
Discover what your physical stressors may be, and how you can turn them into strengths.
See exactly how stress affects us inside the body. Learn what happens when we are in 'stressful' and 'restful' states.
Kurt Brindley was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) in Bilineal Blast Crisis and the Philadelphia Chromosome Abnormality in November, 2009. Here is his...
How to 'reclaim your power' and learn the 'growth' lessons you need to learn.
How to break free of the co-dependence trap.
Caring as a painful, yet powerful growth opportunity
Powerful and unique insights to help you 'decode' cancer.
Finding the 'sweet spot' when it comes to dietary and life-style changes.
In cervical cancer, look into what societal norms you follow and what beliefs you have inherited from your family.
What kind of emotional and mental patterns can trigger colon cancer?
Diving into some deeper issues and questions about why blood cancers arise.
Insight into the formation of one of the most feared cancers; pancreatic cancer.
If you have ovarian cancer, asking the right questions about these areas in your life may help you get insights about what may have...
This article looks at stomach cancer through a psychological and energetic lens and offers questions for introspection, that can contribute to recovery.
"Diet is a major contributor in 35% of all cancers" says Dr. Richard Doll in his book, Causes of Cancer. This, by the way,...
The emerging science which shows how stress causes illness and why that is important for cancer patients.
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.
"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.
52-year-old Maria Claudia White's story of overcoming breast cancer
Healing results from treating the 'whole person' with an effective combination of different healing systems.
To give care, you need to take care of yourself first.
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!
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'.