“Meditation is an exercise in noticing your wandering mind and bringing it back into the present moment - like a bicep curl for the brain.” 
- Suze Yalof Schwartz, Unplug, on the importance of meditation for those on a cancer journey.
  • A Meditation Makeover!  Unplug and try it!!!! (Plus FREE for you for 3 months.  Link Below!)
  • Do You Know???
  • Inspiring Story - A 34 Year-Old Pro Baseball Player turned Coach and Teacher living with Stage 1V Lung Cancer 
Lung Cancer, Pancreatic, Gastric, Carcinoid cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to be proactive and be aware. Know what to look for and how to help lower your risk.  
Why UnPlug Meditation Can Help ALL Cancer Patients and their families! 
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Ok I’m sold.  I have never meditated.  Who wants to try it with me?  Free info below!  
Ironically, it’s the perfect time.  Who knows that feeling of anxiety overcoming you when you go to the doctor?  Last week, I did what I tell everyone NOT to do.  I googled.  I freaked myself out for no reason!  Everything is fine, but when I googled I convinced myself I had 1-3 years to live.  Such is the life of a cancer patient or survivor!  When I heard from Suze Yalof Schwartz after the last newsletter went out, the timing couldn’t have been better! 
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Suze Yalof Schwartz has given Meditation a makeover.  After decades of work at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour and her experience as a makeover guru on morning network television, Suze was taught a powerful three-minute breathing and guided visualization technique that transferred her stress to calm.  It also transformed her life and led her to found Unplug Meditation, the world’s first drop in mediation studio and now app.  Think Drybar, Glam Squad, or Glosslab of Meditation.  
What IS meditation for those who hear the word but don't really know what it means and does? 
Meditation is a simple practice that allows you to unplug from the distractions around you so you can be present in the present moment. 
People always think it’s about stopping thoughts, sitting in perfect silence and feeling Zen but that is not the reality. It is an exercise in noticing your wandering mind and bringing it back into the present moment - like a bicep curl for the brain. 
CLICK below for my easy meditation formula:
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Do You Know????
Do you know someone with Gastric Cancer?  The Gastric Cancer Foundation needs them to sign their registry to help make a difference in guiding research to finding a cure!   CLICK HERE
Do you know that World Pancreatic Day is November 17th.  Do you know the importance of creating a team when diagnosed?  Do you know about the FREE services available?  Mark your calendars and Join the free webinar by PanCAN, “Research for All of Us: A PanCAN Community Conversation”

Do you know anyone with Carcinoid Cancer?  Do you know the warning signs?  If you know someone, here’s a great resource for a support group in various states! 
In His Words: 
STEPHEN HUFF, stage IV Lung Cancer, 34 years old
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I'm a high school teacher passionate about serving and educating. My life has taken me to many unexpected places, first as a professional athlete, traveling the country, and playing pro baseball. After my career ended, I decided my next best opportunity to serve was to be a coach. Coaching led me to my passion now: serving my community and educating. I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2017 at 29. Devastated doesn't begin to describe my emotional state just months away from my wedding. I learned quickly that lung cancer was underfunded because of the destructive stigma that it's a smoker's disease. Channeling my inner strength, I decided to use my story to eradicate that stigma, and regardless of personal choices, humans should have a fair chance at survival. Since my diagnosis, I've gotten married, welcomed a healthy son into our family, and started a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and research funding for lung cancer while teaching full-time.
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What is your treatment? 
My first line of treatment was an oral drug, categorized as a TKI. It's considered a targeted drug that focuses my body's attention on attacking the ALK+ driver mutation in my cancer. My initial treatment failed after 5-years, and I've been on a second-generation TKI since. I've also had radiation several times to resistant tumors along the way, which allowed me to stay on my course of treatment longer.
What are 3-5 things that get you through treatment (people, things you do, etc...anything!)
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A Place To Call Home During A Cancer Journey
As a reminder, or in case you are new to us, My Cancer Family will be the safe place to go for community, support, resources and help…Everything from getting to the right non-profit that offers FREE programs to helping with nutrition to tutorials for how to put on eyelashes, to sharing wisdom we learned (like why your nose may run all the time), to connecting anyone with a survivor who knows and understands.
Find, Share & Unite
We want to support you and everyone you know who has had cancer, is going through treatment, or is newly diagnosed and their families and anyone who is affected by Cancer.
Cancer Sucks.  F*** Cancer. We Hate Cancer. We know this already.  We can’t change that for you. We CAN change your journey. We WILL make it easier and better.We are YOUR Cancer Family.
Stay Positive,  
Denise & the My Cancer Family family