Cancer Awareness

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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The one thing you aren’t doing to protect your skin from the sun

With the summer upon us, we can’t help but get out and soak up the wonderful sunshine, reaping the benefits of a good mood, positive state of mind and high Vitamin D levels. We all know the warning, “Too much…

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Are you in control of your health? Take charge during Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month which includes the 20th anniversary of Men’s Health Week. That means it’s time to make sure that the guys in your life are well, and committed to healthy habits. From diet and exercise, to general…

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Brooke’s Blossoms

Brooke was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma in November of 2010 at the age of three and a half. This type of cancer is in the nervous system and had spread to Brooke’s bone marrow and lymph nodes, in addition…

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