AICR Focused on Research and Wellness for Survivors

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There are over 15 million cancer survivors in the United States alone, and that number is growing every year. Survival rates have improved due to earlier detection and improved treatments. However, cancer survivors face specific challenges linked to their diagnosis and treatment. AICR continues to provide answers to questions that will help people live and thrive beyond a cancer diagnosis.

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    The Inspiration Behind the iTHRIVE Plan

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    The iTHRIVE Plan – and all of our collaborative work – began with our shared vision: to ease the suffering caused by cancer and help transform cancer care in this country. This vision arose from our perspectives as professionals, but also from our deep personal experiences. We are both cancer thrivers (Karolyn is a 23+ year survivor of ovarian cancer and Lise was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago!). To make our vision come alive we vowed to provide people diagnosed with cancer trustworthy guidance and information about evidence-based lifestyle wellness strategies that have the ability to heal in a variety of ways. This vision has indeed guided our work together ever since.

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      AICR iTHRIVE Plan: Nourish and Nurture Yourself after Cancer

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      Life after a major illness like cancer, may at times seem as overwhelming as the experience of navigating through the disease. Here at AICR we often hear from cancer survivors who are looking for help with what to do to boost their odds for a longer, healthier life. AICR’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations are a blueprint for overall healthy habits and one great place to start. And with the New American Plate (NAP) Challenge you can integrate diet and physical activity recommendations into your lifestyle with weekly challenges that are specific and realistic.

      Yet patients, survivors and their families also care about other spheres of life, including emotional and spiritual health, that need care and attention for feelings of overall well-being. That’s why AICR is partnering with iTHRIVE Plan to offer you a unique program that can help nurture your spirit and your body in addition to physical activity and nutrition. Read more… “AICR iTHRIVE Plan: Nourish and Nurture Yourself after Cancer”

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