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The Cancer Talk: Time To Break The Taboo

Many patients and families simply avoid the cancer talk, probably due to fear, stigma or ignorance. In reality, sharing your cancer journey openly and...
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37 Days Isolation: After Stem Cell Transplant For Cancer

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...

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).

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.
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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,...
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Thriving After Cancer Is Possible

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

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!
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.

Celebrity Thriver: Lance Armstrong (Testicular Cancer)

World champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong seemed invincible till he was diagnosed with testicular cancer

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.

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...

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.

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.

Cancer Basics – eBook

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

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: 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.

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...

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.
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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

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.

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.
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Cancer Thrivers Create ‘The New Normal’

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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".

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.

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?"

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.

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.

Breast Cancer Thriver: Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman

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

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 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
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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.
Cervical Cancer Causes

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...
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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.

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.

Maria Claudia’s Win Over Breast Cancer Using Complementary Therapies

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

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!

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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