Meet Pete

My Today There is no explaining how you feel when your doctor says, “you have cancer.” This diagnosis was so overwhelming that I was not myself, and my temper, patience, and ability to reason effectively changed greatly. Not having much of a support network in town, other than close family, made it even more difficult… Read more.

Hope for the Holidays

Tori was experiencing pain and fatigue that she thought were related to her work as a Sous Chef and a second job as seasonal Food and Beverage Manager. In those jobs, the Bellefontaine native regularly lifted heavy cases of products and worked 70 or more hours a week. Her doctors told her she was fine,… Read more.

Don’t Go on a Walk Without Your Sunblock!

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “it is estimated that nearly 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.” Summertime is the easiest time to skip proper care of your skin. However, your chances of getting skin cancer are increased by not taking care of your skin. The National Council on Skin… Read more.

Stress 101

Stress 101 Stress and anxiety go hand-in-hand with a cancer diagnosis. Moreover, just because your active treatment has ended doesn’t mean the stress and anxiety will as well. You may worry about whether the treatment really worked. Or your cancer treatments may have brought changes to your body that you need to adapt to. You… Read more.

Return to Sex & Intimacy – For Cancer Survivors and their Partners

    Michael J. Russer and Jacqueline V. Lopez are partners who work together to help others understand the challenges of maintaining a romantic relationship while being faced with cancer. They are aware, and experience every day, the possibilities of changing these challenges into extraordinary emotional, sexual and spiritual intimacy. Their mission is to “assist cancer… Read more.

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

This month we have made Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna.  This may be different than your usual lasagna with two vegetables you likely don’t eat often, but because of the incredible benefits and wonderful flavors of this dish, we are sure this recipe will become a staple in your home. Butternut squash is high in… Read more.

Mini Turkey Meatloaf

Substituting ground turkey for ground beef in some of your favorite recipes can provide many health benefits, such as reducing the saturated fat and cholesterol levels in each meal. Ground turkey has a lower calorie count and is higher is protein. It also contributes to your daily requirements for B-complex vitamins and selenium. Selenium is… Read more.

Seasonal Vegetable Frittata

Eating well is important for everyone, but it is essential for people living with, through and beyond cancer, which is why we have created a series of cooking tutorials to make cooking a fun and enjoyable experience! Each month we will be launching a new video on our various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,… Read more.

There Is Strength To Be Found In Sharing The Journey

Dr. David Houchens spent 35 years in preclinical and clinical cancer research in a variety of cancer types. He directed laboratory studies and coordinated research efforts related to prevention, detection, and treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, and at Battelle Memorial Institute, as well as in a private bio-tech firm here… Read more.

This Place Is Like A Flower, by Debbie Beyer

“It’s like a flower to me.” That’s how Rosalyn Green describes Cancer Support Community. Rosalyn is a regular attendee at the Qigong, Tai Chi and Gentle Yoga classes, which she says bring her peace of mind and help give her a better understanding of her body. “It’s like I’m blossoming and growing. I’m learning who… Read more.