Posts Categorized: Cancer

A Grateful Heart

Sharon Long will be spending the holidays in Omaha as she recovers from a stem cell transplant.

For the last eight years, I’ve felt tired. Not the kind of tired from raising three kids or working as a pediatric nurse. The kind of tired from battling cancer – twice. In September 2007, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Living in Black Hawk, South Dakota, my oncologist recommended I get a second… Read more »

A Life-Saving Routine


It started on the first anniversary of 9/11. Duane Johnson, a retired schoolteacher, wanted to make a difference. He stopped by a local American Red Cross blood drive and rolled up his sleeves. From there on out, it became a regular routine for the next 12 years. “I pretty much donated blood every 56 days… Read more »

10 Cancer Warning Signs Women Should Not Ignore

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Sometimes women are their own worst enemy. They are so used to taking care of everyone else, that they sometimes fail to take care of themselves. When they don’t feel good, they often downplay it or brush it off to excuses like not getting enough sleep or just getting old. Women need to be assertive… Read more »

How to Actually Help Someone with Cancer

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A plea for action, by Keith Howe I had cancer. I don’t call myself a cancer survivor. I call myself a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a friend and a photographer. Cancer has no part of what I am. It’s just something I had to deal with. But I did have cancer, so… Read more »