Attention Cancer Survivors—It’s Time to Thrive!

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A message from the founders of the AICR iTHRIVE Plan

We are cancer survivors and we’ve lost loved ones to cancer. The creation of the iTHRIVE Plan is very personal to us. We have spent the past two decades educating people about thriving after cancer, but we wanted to find a way for people to use our plan without having to read a book or attend a presentation. We wanted it to be easy, fun and inspirational. AICR’s iTHRIVE online plan is the result of a dedicated team, outstanding technology, high-quality, evidence-based content, and a commitment to cancer survivors throughout the world. And we are thrilled that it’s making a difference.

Meet Janice, a 64-year-old HER2-positive breast cancer survivor. Janice was diagnosed in 1999 at a time when there was not much information available for her type of breast cancer. Since her diagnosis she has been proactive with her healthcare and her recovery.

“I was drawn to the iTHRIVE Plan because the focus was more than diet and exercise,” she says. In fact, the iTHRIVE Plan is very comprehensive and features action steps in five key areas: diet, movement, environment, rejuvenation and spirit. Janice also likes that the plan is individualized just for her and she is able to choose the action steps to focus on for the week. She can also delete an action step and choose another if she wants to. “I like the variety of action steps to choose from and how the daily activities are presented in a positive and supportive way with encouragement.”

Janice says she would definitely recommend the iTHRIVE Plan to other cancer survivors. “I feel it is something positive to focus on during a difficult time,” she says. “It helps to put the THRIVE up front in one’s life and is a way to embrace the new normal, as well as reclaim some of what we feel we may have lost due to the diagnosis.”

Janice is a thriver and you can be one too!

Thanks to this collaboration with AICR, the iTHRIVE Plan is now available absolutely free online via your computer or any mobile device. For more information or to sign up to create your individualized iTHRIVE wellness plan, click here.

Janice and her dog Saddie

Author: Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella

Dr. Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella are co-creators of the iTHRIVE Plan. Their program meets the Commission on Cancer Survivorship Care Plan mandate and is being used in Cancer Centers. Dr. Alschuler and Ms. Gazella are experts in using an integrative approach to educate and help people improve their health with lifestyle strategies.

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