Mat-Su Valley News

Sharing your cancer diagnosis with friends and family

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy and everyone will process it in their own way. You may find you want to take it in and fully deal with it yourself before you share it with anyone or you might turn to your people immediately so they can help you work through your emotions. It’s important for you to remember that no matter what you read in books, see in movies or hear from people who have been there, you are allowed to process the information however you see fit.

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Anchorage is getting “Down There” aware, you should too

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Each year during the first weekend of February, Let Every Woman Know – Alaska hosts a weekend of great events in Anchorage. The gynecologic cancer awareness and arts of healing weekend aims to raise awareness about the cancers that are hard to talk about and bring together a community of men and women who have been touched by those cancers. If you haven’t already saved the date for Feb. 1-3, here is why you should.

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Books to add to your library if you are battling cancer

While going through treatment you might find yourself with extra time to pick up a good book. Whether you’re looking for informational books about your specific diagnosis and treatment or you’d prefer something fictional that will both allow you to forget about your own troubles for a while and give you a character to identify with, there are plenty of books to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites!

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Take the plunge for American Cancer Society

 

 

 

 

It’s been cold for the last few weeks but for some brave Alaskans it’s about to get a lot colder in the name of cancer awareness. In a few short weeks, 24 teams and 88 participants will cannonball into the Seward Small Boat Harbor to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. So far this year, more than $58,000 has already been raised.

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Last-minute gift guide for people in treatment and caregivers

It’s all too easy to let time slip away and before you know it, tis the night before Christmas and you still have presents to buy! If you’re a last-minute shopper seeking great gift ideas for people undergoing treatment or for your support systems at home, you’ve come to the right place!

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