Cancer Awareness

The grieving process of a breast cancer diagnosis

This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme   Everyone has different responses to a breast cancer diagnosis.  Once the immediate shock wears off, people can go through a…

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What You Should Know About Getting a Mammogram

Many women are apprehensive when it comes to getting a mammogram. Whether it’s a fear of what the result may be or a hesitation after hearing the process is uncomfortable, we’re here to remind you that the benefits outweigh the…

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LaughFest: Laughter Yoga Helped Instructor Reclaim Her Joy

If laughter is the best medicine, laughter yoga could be the prescription you’re looking for. It was for Angēla Essick Dykes, who is leading a series of laughter yoga sessions throughout LaughFest. During a laughter yoga session, participants take part…

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Are You Ignoring These 10 Cancer Warning Signs?

People experiencing early cancer symptoms often chalk them up to something less serious, a recent study found. Researchers used a questionnaire to quiz recipients about 17 different health symptoms they’d experienced in the past three months, with no context of…

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Advice From a Health Coach: Beat Cancer With These 8 Tips

Cancer. It’s a dreaded diagnosis that more than one million people in the United States get every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Treatment has improved and thankfully, many people survive. But, are there steps you can take to…

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Special Edition of Newspaper to Benefit Northern Michigan Cancer Organizations

By telling the stories of cancer patients and survivors, a northern Michigan newsweekly is raising funds to help those impacted by the disease. A special “Conquering Cancer” edition of the “Northern Express” weekly newspaper will hit newsstands January 12. You…

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Get Support from Others for Your Breast Cancer Fight

More than 8,000 women get diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year in Michigan. And while Breast Cancer Awareness Month does a great job of raising money for research and celebrating survivors, sometimes those actively fighting the disease can slip…

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Fashion for a Cause: Rock’n the Runway Raises Cancer Awareness

Raising cancer awareness, celebrating survivors, and remembering those who’ve been lost to the disease are the fashionable goals of an event taking place this Saturday, October 11, in Grandville. Cancer survivors will have the chance to feel beautiful and empowered…

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West Michigan Race for the Cure Returns to Downtown Grand Rapids this Saturday

A sea of pink fighters and survivors will return to downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday for the 17th annual Susan G. Komen West Michigan Race for the Cure. Part of the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world,…

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