Are you taking care of an adult relative, partner, friend or parent with cancer? Powerful Tools for Caregivers gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver. We hope you walk away feeling refreshed and more confident in your role. Six class sessions held once a week are led by experienced class leaders. Class participants are given The Caregiver Helpbook to accompany the class and provide additional caregiver resources.
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As someone who holds a master’s in Kinesiology, was a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is a current certified Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES) through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, I would like to discuss the importance of cancer survivors meeting with a trained expert in cancer exercise.
During the recent pandemic, most Americans have skipped or postponed important medical care. Now that social distancing measures have successfully flattened the curve, it is time to start giving your health the attention that it deserves. We must address non-COVID-19 health problems before we start seeing the negative impact of delayed care on the health of our community. For important screening exams such as mammograms, we know that early detection and treatment saves lives.
Gyms are beginning to open up across Nevada and many people are anxious to get back to their exercise routines. Cancer survivors are included in this group, as they should be, with exercise being a great way to improve your immune system and reduce the risk of cancer reoccurrence. However, even the cleanest gyms are a breeding ground for germs.
University of Nevada's Sanford Center for Aging has just launched their FREE Thriving & Surviving Workshops
It was the worst of circumstances. A not-quite 28-year-old woman - newly relocated, unemployed, and uninsured - feels a small lump on her left breast.
Profiles of Courage: Debbie Anderson's Breast Cancer Survivor Story
My name is Debbie Anderson, some may know me as an employee of Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, Others recognize me from church, a few may even know me from different events around Elko County, but for the most part this is the first time most people in Nevada will get to know me for I am no one special. I am just an ordinary person who lives an ordinary life.
Nevada Cancer Coalition's most recent survivorship project is a new partnership bringing information and support to the community in the places where they go to find information -- public libraries throughout the state. Nine libraries in Washoe, Elko, Eureka, and Lander counites will feature the educational displays throughout the month of June, along with library resources and books on various cancer topics.
Ashley L. doesn’t consider herself to be a survivor.
“I just shoved it away and disassociated from the entire experience,” she says of the CIN 3 diagnosis she received while in her fourth year at the University of Nevada, Reno. “I didn’t accept that I had cancer until the last two years, but I choose to honor the experience now.”