Nearly 60% of all patients being treated for cancer receive radiation. The radiation may be in combination with chemotherapy and surgery or used as an individua…
By Pat Wetzel
I’m an Amazon fan in that I love ordering something on my phone and having it appear on my doorstep 2 days later! And their prices are great. In dealing with cancer and it’s after effects, these types of services have been invaluable for me.
When it was time to have my hip replaced as a result of chemo treatments, Amazon saved me. I was almost unable to move, much less walk. To go to a store, I actually had to use one of the mobile shopping carts, and even that was nearly impossible. For a (soon to be former) tennis player, I was appalled at my condition.
Amazon to the rescue. I was able to order a walker, a raised toilet seat, an extended shoe horn…everything I needed and I didn’t have to traipse through a variety of stores. In addition to Amazon Prime, Amazon now has some new services that would make a perfect gift for anyone with cancer. Here’s an overview of some useful and relevant ways one can help:
Give an Amazon Prime Membership:
Prime includes everything from great prices on food and clothes to entertainment and medical needs. This is a gift that someone can use week after week.
Try it for free:
Amazon Prime offers access to all their products, 2 day free shipping and lots of entertainment. If you use Amazon a lot (which I do) the cost of the membership doesn’t even cover the shipping:
*Instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes
* Borrow Kindle books
*Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping (no minimum order size)
Amazon for Help Around the House
This is perfect for someone who needs a bit of help around the house.
Amazon Home Services offers customers over a thousand different services from quality, hand-picked pros and backed by Amazon’s Happiness Guarantee. Top services available for Customers to purchase include:
*TV Wall Mounting
*Smart Home Device Installation
*Equipment and Furniture Assembly
*Plumbing and Electrical
Amazon for Music
Any song. Anywhere.
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Pat Wetzel is the Founder of the Anti-Cancer Club. In 2009, she was diagnosed with a rare lymphoma. After three rounds of chemo, surgery and radiation, she is in remission.
How does one take control of one’s health, even in the face of cancer? What are the factors of health in the context of cancer?
Research by Dean Ornish, MD, David Servan-Schreiber, MD, Jeanne WallacePhD, CNC, and others point to 4 key factors over which each of us has total control: Nutrition, Exercise, Mind/Body Modalities (such as stress management) and Social Connection.
The lifestyle choices that create anti-cancer health are not the day to day reality that most of us live. Our lives are fast and stressful. We don’t always eat well and exercise may or may not be part of our equation. And even with family and friends, cancer can be very isolating. People simply don’t know what to say or do.
Ultimately each of us must find our own path, but we don’t have to re-create the wheel. Learn from all of us on this site as we share personal experiences, expertise and insights into creating an anti-cancer life.
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