cancer support

Mentor Angel Helps Cervical Cancer Fighter Find Her Voice

Five years prior to learning that she had stage 1B2 cervical cancer, Darlene Blais was experiencing some symptoms of the disease. She went through a series of tests, all of which came back negative. The one condition for which her gynecologist did not test, however, was the human papilloma virus (HPV).

“Had I been tested […]

Support Groups Offer Significant Benefits to Those Affected by Cancer

Studies have shown that cancer support groups help ease depression and anxiety in cancer fighters, help them feel more hopeful, and empower them to manage their emotions better, according to Cancer.Net. The benefits of support groups also extend to cancer survivors and caregivers.

As part of ensuring that those impacted by cancer have access to […]

Looking Ahead: World Cancer Support Month

Psychological care is typically considered a secondary factor to therapeutic treatment after a cancer diagnosis. However, more than 87 percent of cancer patients stated that relief from emotional distress would significantly improve their quality of life, according to the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Recognizing the vital role that emotional support plays in […]

Cancer Support Group Bikes across Country for Young Adults with Cancer

Team Portland is spreading awareness, giving and receiving support and raising funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults by biking across the country. During the 4K for Cancer led by the cancer support group, the team met a woman who had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. After their meeting, the woman’s […]

Mentor Angel Rescues Colorectal Cancer Survivor from Stormy Seas

Adrienne Doherty has come a long way since her stage III colorectal cancer diagnosis in November of 2014. She went from feeling terrified of the side effects that could result from the surgery that was part of her treatment protocol, to recently finding out she was in remission. Adrienne credits her Mentor Angel, Donna, […]

Cancer Survivor Celebrates Fatherhood and Family

Cancer survivor Walter Dougan, who is also a Mentor Angel for Imerman Angels, considers Father’s Day especially wonderful after his stage III colon cancer diagnosis in 2003. Thirteen years out from his battle with cancer, he now has four children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

“My family and I celebrate a lot, including Father’s […]

New Partnership Allows Imerman Angels to Help More Cancer Fighters, Survivors and Caregivers

Imerman Angels has bolstered its ability to help support cancer fighters and caregivers by partnering with MyLifeLine.org Cancer Foundation – an organization that offers cancer fighters and caregivers the resources to build an online support community of family and friends through free, personalized websites.

Each website provided by MyLifeLine.org includes a blog, a calendar to […]

Heroes of Team Imerman Angels: Chris Pilat

While finishing chemotherapy for testicular cancer in the spring of 2010, Chris Pilat heard Imerman Angels Founder Jonny Imerman speak at a cancer survivor event held at Edwards Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. Inspired by the mission of Imerman Angels and Jonny’s story, Chris made the decision to run his first marathon ever as a […]

From Stage IV Cancer to Fatherhood: Survivor Celebrates His First Father’s Day

This Father’s Day is extra special for cancer survivor Luke Tripodi. Not only is it his very first – his son, Sammy, was born January 9 of this year – but the fact Luke was able to have a child is a miracle in several ways.

In the fall of 2005, Luke’s future did not […]

It is Puppy Love for Three-Time Cancer Fighter

Brenda Amor has battled cancer three times. While the experience has taken a toll on her, Brenda is tremendously grateful for the undying loyalty and healing comfort of her therapy dog, Diesel.

“I do not know what I would do without Diesel. He is better for me than any medicine or any of my best […]