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Durham, NC When navigating the process of cancer treatment, traditional medicine is not enough. Many patients are shortchanged from learning the lifestyle changes that can improve their quality of life.

Cherry Pfau is the Nurse Cancer Coach. As a professional registered nurse specializing in oncology and advanced holistic practices, Cherry has helped thousands of patients achieve wellness and thrive in survivorship.

"Traditional medicine treats a person as a diagnosis," says Cherry. "Cancer is already such an isolating experience so I think it’s important to honor the whole person.”

Cherry herself was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in 2008.

“When I first heard the words ‘You have cancer,’ all she could think was ‘I’m going to die,’” recalls Cherry. “In that moment, all my training and years of experience vanished. Emotionally I was in the same place as everyone else.”

But from that day on, Cherry was determined to beat this disease. All of her holistic practices put her in a more positive mindset and helped her focus on changing her lifestyle: decreasing stress, eating healthier, practicing yoga. Today, Cherry is a proud cancer survivor.

Recognizing she was given a second chance, Cherry promised to dedicate her life to help other cancer sufferers. She became a cancer coach to help others stay well during cancer care so they can maintain the quality of life they’re used to while treating their cancer.

"Cancer patients need advocates," says Cherry. “I’m most proud that I can partner with my clients during what can be the most frightening time of their life to help them find a positive outcome."

For more information on Nurse Cancer Coach, visit www.nursecancercoach.com

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