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Cancer-related distress: How to beat it.

We invite you and your patient community to join an important interactive discussion about cancer-related distress with the people who know it best - patients. Patients will discuss their experiences navigating cancer-related distress. The panelists include: Anne Marie (Ciccarella) Mercurio,, @chemobrainfog on twitter Stacey (Vura) Tiniavnov, BCBA,,  @coffeemommy on twitter Ricki Fairley, Chief [...]

By |2021-07-22T09:26:20-07:00August 11th, 2021||0 Comments

Stupid Cancer Digital Meetup

An LGBTQIA+ Digital Meetup hosted by community member Yami.  This is a space led by and for the LGBTQIA+ AYA cancer community to meet peers and participate in a laid-back evening of conversation and care. Escape: Creating an Escape for LGBTQIA+ Adolescents and Young Adults Experiencing Cancer. To learn more, visit

By |2021-06-01T09:18:15-07:00June 2nd, 2021||0 Comments

Beating Depression with My Bicycle

Beating Cancer and Depression with Bicycling If you are a cancer survivor anywhere along your journey, this post may help you keep your cancer at bay and help alleviate the mental depression that often comes with treatment. I'm going into my 18th year as a prostate cancer survivor.  I can't say for certain that [...]

By |2021-04-26T17:16:10-07:00April 26th, 2021|Exercise & Fitness|0 Comments

Prostate Cancer Research Institute Mid-Year Update

An update on PSMA, Prostate Imaging, Hormone Therapy, Side Effects, Advanced Treatments, and more.  This is a virtual conference and free to everyone. Register at

By |2021-03-16T16:56:28-07:00March 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Prostate Cancer Research Institute Mid-Year Update

How Diabetes Affects Cancer

How Diabetes Affects Cancer - The Covid-19 Report April 12, 2020 By Robert Hess Here in California, we are entering our fourth week under the stay at home policy and, I must admit, it's having some impact on my diet and exercise routine. I'm an avid cyclist as well as a bit of a [...]

By |2020-04-12T13:09:13-07:00April 12th, 2020|Cancer prevention|0 Comments

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Month New research funded by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Network shows that dietary interventions can improve the quality of life of, as well as lower depression in, colorectal cancer survivors. “If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” – Leon [...]

By |2020-03-19T13:02:51-07:00March 19th, 2020|Cancer prevention|0 Comments

Depression and Cancer

The Many Faces of Depression I would venture to say that every person who receives a cancer diagnosis experiences depression. And that depression can linger on and on with dibilitating effects on the survivor and caregivers. Jeopardy host Alex Trebek described his depression battle with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts. He noted that “I’ve [...]

By |2019-12-02T13:10:49-08:00December 2nd, 2019|Cancer Survivorship|0 Comments

Turning the Pedals to Stop Cancer

Bicycling to Beat Cancer If you're a cancer survivor, take a minute and read this short blog post. For the past 16 years, bicycling has been a key element in my battle against prostate cancer return. My goal is to ride outside at least once each weekend and indoor on my trainer using Zwif [...]

By |2019-10-13T15:16:32-07:00October 13th, 2019|Cancer bicycling|0 Comments

How to Deal with Post-Cancer Fatigue

Tips for Dealing with Post-Cancer Fatigue Post-cancer fatigue touches almost every cancer survivor. It could stem from the physical effects of the treatment or it could be from the mental stress associated with carrying the cancer survivor burden. Whatever the cause, fatigue can dramatically impact your life. My personal way of dealing with my [...]

By |2019-10-01T17:59:39-07:00October 1st, 2019|Exercise & Fitness|0 Comments

2020 Cancer Battle Plan

2020 Cancer Battle Plan If you are a cancer survivor, you might be interested in reading this post and following this thread. I'm documenting my personal cancer battle plan for 2020 - I'm going into my 17th year as a prostate cancer survivor - and I'm succeeding in some areas and struggling in others.  [...]

By |2020-04-14T14:40:16-07:00January 31st, 2019|Cancer battle plan, Robert's Journey|0 Comments

A Really Simple Cancer Prevention Plan for 2019

How Did Your Cancer Battle Go in 2018? Mine Was a Mess! I'm heading into my 15th year as a prostate cancer survivor and I do pretty much everything I can to keep my immune system at its peak for recurrence prevention. At least I try. This post is about my personal 2018 cancer [...]

Immune-stimulating Agents Completely Eliminate Solid Tumors In Mice

A recent study by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found that injecting very small amount of immune-stimulating agents into solid tumors in mice completely eliminated all traces of the cancer. The researchers believe this method could become an effective and relatively inexpensive cancer therapy that does not result in the adverse side effects often [...]

By |2018-03-12T09:22:48-07:00March 12th, 2018|Cancer treatments|0 Comments

Tuesday Morning #StopCancer Walk Manhattan Beach

Tuesday Morning #StopCancer Walk, Manhattan Beach Cancer hates a healthy body! Walking is easy cancer prevention. Cancer cells thrive on a weak immune system and chronic inflammation. Being fit reduces inflammation and improves your immune system. So, if you are a cancer survivor or simply someone who wants to lower your cancer risk, you need [...]

By |2018-01-17T06:08:01-08:00January 23rd, 2018||0 Comments

Sunday Afternoon #StopCancer Walk in Manhattan Beach . . .

Exercise Stops Cancer! Join US Sunday Afternoon at Manhattan Beach Pier Cancer hates a fit body! Research shows that 30% of all cancers can be prevented through exercise and good nutrition. So, we're cranking up our walking programs here in Manhattan Beach. Join our Sunday afternoon #StopCancer walk at 4:30 pm. You won't believe how [...]

By |2017-11-28T07:01:17-08:00December 10th, 2017||0 Comments

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer Today is Veteran's Day observed in 2017, and prostate cancer is one of the war's last legacies. Agent Orange was one of several "rainbow herbicides" deployed in Vietnam, but Agent Orange was the most dangerous because of its use of TCDD (tetrachlorodibenso-P-dioxin). More than 2.5 million U.S. service personnel [...]

By |2017-11-10T11:57:46-08:00November 10th, 2017|Cancer prevention, prostate cancer detection|2 Comments