Positivity key to beating cancer and new app from Pfizer can help [INTERVIEW]

A new survey that took place in fall 2017 from Pfizer that discusses important things that people may not immediately considered as being vital to getting through cancer.  A good medical team is essential, along with financial resources and a great treatment plan, but keeping a positive attitude and having a loving support network are as important to the 15 million Americans living with cancer.

Just ask Cynthia Malaran, breast cancer survivor and advocate for the This Is Living With Cancer app.

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Ninety percent of people diagnosed with this disease report that the diagnosis causes people to re-prioritize their lives and think about what really is important.

The survey, reported on the answers of 1009 patients also reported the following:

  • 76 percent of patients believe a positive outlook is essential to living with cancer
  • 83 percent felt inspired to make positive changes post-diagnosis.
  • More than half said that having cancer allowed them to discover their true selves or the “real me.”

That is where the new program, This Is Living With Cancer mobile tool or app comes into play.

The survey went into detail about unspoken needs that cancer patients aren’t always quick to address including scheduling problems, getting emotional support and the desire of many struggling with cancer to build a community with others who are going through the same thing.

Cynthia Malaran spoke with Michelle Tompkins for TheCelebrityCafe.com about her personal journey, what compelled her to join the This Is Living With Cancer Program, how it can help people cope with their diagnosis and disease, where you can get more information and more.

See the full interview here:

Cynthia Malaran advises anyone with cancer to download the This Is Living With Cancer app on your smart phone and get more information here.

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.