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Another happy cancer warrior princess!

Look at how happy this cancer warrior is with getting cards and stickers from Cards of Hope.  Your donations is what makes these smiles happen.

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Check out this cancer warrior

This cancer warrior is showing off his card and stickers that he got from Cards of Hope.  Making cancer warriors smile and little happier is what the Cards of Hope program is all about.  Doesn’t he look happy?

 

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Your donations of stamps, stickers, cards, tattoos and etc.  is what helps bring hope, happiness and smiles to those battling cancer.  Please consider donating today.  Even a small donation of a book of stamps, helps out a lot.

You can make a difference!

The holiday season is quickly approaching and you can make a difference in a cancer warrior’s life.  Believe it or not, it is really easy to do.  Cards of Hope could really use donations of postage stamps (1 book of stamps ($9.40) mails out 20 cards), holiday cards, stickers, winter crafts, gift cards, small toys and etc.  As you buy holiday cards, why not pick up an extra box of cards.  As you are purchasing stamps, buy an extra book or two for Cards of Hope.  Every bit helps, no matter how small you may think it is.  Also, please consider donating online to Cards of Hope.

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A little video from one of our cancer warrior princesses.

Another happy cancer warrior.  Isn’t she such a beautiful little princess?  Keep on being brave.

With the holiday season closely approaching, Cards of Hope could use donations to help make our warriors’ Christmas season a little happier.  Please consider donating today.  Even a book of stamps helps us out a lot.

One of our cancer warriors showing off her card from us…

This cancer warrior has a big smile with getting a card from Cards of Hope and a little bracelet to make her day a little brighter.  This is what Cards of Hope is all about.. bringing hope, emotional support, smiles, love and happiness.

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Another cancer warrior happy

This picture is from one of our cancer warriors.  She enjoyed getting her card and stickers.  Please consider donating to Cards of Hope, so that we can bring hope, joy and love to more cancer warriors.

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Let’s talk about Melanoma..

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Did you know that Melanoma is a dangerous type of skin cancer that will account for over 73,000 cases of skin cancer this year?  It can start nearly on any part of your skin, even your nail beds and areas that never get sun exposure.

So who is at most risk for this cancer?

  • those that have had severe sunburns in the past
  • those with weakened immune systems
  • those with paler skin tones
  • those that have been exposed to too much UV (ultravoilet) radiation from the sun or tanning beds
  • those that have had family members with skin cancer
  • those that have multiple unusual moles

Use the ABCDE approach when examining your skin for possible skin cancer.

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If you have a suspicious mole or area on your skin, please have your doctor check it out.

Helpful tips if you are experiencing nausea with your cancer treatments

Often times I have people ask me how they can be relieved of their nausea and/or vomiting with their cancer treatments. So here are some tips that will help get you some relief if you are experiencing nausea or vomiting.

 

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1.  Always take the anti nausea medications that your physician has prescribed to you as directed.

2.  Drink a cup of warm peppermint tea.

3.  Try drinking a glass of  ginger-ale.

4.  Try sucking on a piece of hard candy or a lollipop.

5.  Eat some saltines  or dry toast (very slowly) .

6.  Try laying down and resting.

7.  Apply your thumb to your wrist and press for 30 seconds. Your index and middle fingers should be on the top of your wrist.

8.  Put a cool wet washcloth on your face.

9.  Take deep breaths through your nose and out through your mouth.

10. Try positioning a fan so air blows directly on the face.

11.  Put some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and sniff slightly.

12. Try eating a small amount of applesauce.

13.  Try slowly eating a ice pop or a popsicle.

14.  Try drinking some warm ginger tea.

15.  Try eating 1-2 peppermint flavored tic tacs.

16.  Eat small meals throughout the day.

17.  Try sucking on ice chips.

If you have any tips that have helped you, please let me know.  If you have any tips that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know.