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Resources

I hope you find these helpful!

Books that have helped me cope with cancer and other life issues. I've also included books I've read recently or am currently reading.

Websites I have found very useful

  • https://coloncancercoalition.org

    • ​A national coalition of people determined to end colorectal cancer deaths by increasing screening and educating others about the signs and symptoms of this treatable disease. We want all people to understand their risk factors and get the right screening at the right time.

  • https://www.cancer.org/

    • ​At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

  • https://cancer.org/latest-news/signs-and-symptoms-of-colon-cancer.html

    • The colon cancer page of the American Cancer Society.​

  • https://www.livestrong.org/

    • ​At LIVESTRONG, we fight for the more than 32.6 million people around the world affected by cancer now. There can be—and should be—life after cancer for more people. We provide direct services to anyone affected by cancer; connect people and communities with the services they need; and call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. This is LIVESTRONG.

  • https://www.ccalliance.org/

    • Their mission is ​to empower a nation of allies who work with us to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; to raise awareness of preventive measures; and inspire efforts to fund critical research. Join our #NationOfAllies and find out how you can make a difference today. Because Tomorrow can’t wait™

  • https://self-compassion.org/

    • ​Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?

  • asbestos.com/treatment/doctors/

    • I received a request from asbestos.com to add a link to their page to help spread awareness​ of Mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, you should visit their page. This is a site description: 

      • We are a team of Patient Advocates who help people with mesothelioma access excellent cancer care and support resources. Partnering with our Medical Outreach program drives more patients to mesothelioma centers and increases exposure of mesothelioma experts. 

      • Newly diagnosed mesothelioma patients are unsure of where to turn for specialized medical care, financial aid and emotional support. Our goal is to guide them every step of the way, answer every question and help them overcome every hurdle. 

      • Our team is focused on the medical side of mesothelioma. We are patient-focused and do our best to ensure each patient receives the best health care possible and access to top doctors.

      • We do this by promoting expert surgical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and the cancer centers that offer specialized mesothelioma care.

  • https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-apnea

    • Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe. Another form of sleep apnea is central sleep apnea, in which the brain fails to properly control breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is far more common than central sleep apnea.

    • Obstructive sleep apnea, or simply sleep apnea, can cause fragmented sleep and low blood oxygen levels. For people with sleep apnea, the combination of disturbed sleep and oxygen starvation may lead to hypertension, heart disease and mood and memory problems. Sleep apnea also increases the risk of drowsy driving.