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Archive for January 2012

12 Ways To Battle Metallic Taste From Chemo

by GregP_WN.

Most people who are given Chemo will go through periods of bad taste in the mouth , where everything you eat tastes like metal, this is called Dysgeusia (a change in the sense of taste) it may occur during or after cancer treatment.

Bad Taste 

Some foods may taste different than they did in the past, some foods may taste bland, or every food may taste the same. Specifically, bitter, sweet, and salty foods may taste different, and some people may have a metallic or chemical taste in their mouth,...

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Wednesday's WhatNexter Of The Week - PackerBacker

by GregP_WN.

PackbackThis weeks Wednesday's WhatNexter of the Week is PackerBacker  who has fought Lung Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer and Adult Sarcoma. Currently After being told it was tongue cancer, then that the primary was lung cancer, now they tell her she has sarcoma, a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, more specifically. We asked for a little information about her journey with cancer and here is her story. We are glad to have her with us at WhatNext, drop by her profile page and...

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5 New Years Resolutions For Cancer Fighters

by GregP_WN.

Those of us fighting cancer have a different outlook on life, and therefore might have a different set of resolutions that the average person on the street. Here are 5 resolutions that some of the WhatNexters have declared.

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1) Don't Sweat The Small Stuff  

After a cancer diagnoses your priorities tend to change. What used to be a big deal is now minor stuff, and what was a minor detail that maybe used to get you going, now doesn't even get noticed. Some of the things that are now...

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Persevering with Cancer

by gabeallen.

The negativity from cancer can be a difficult thing to overcome. Watch as Greg Pierce, WhatNext's Community Manager, talks about how having a positive mental attitude is one of the most important things you can have during your fight against cancer.

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9 Valuable Resources For Cancer Patients

by GregP_WN.

This week we have a guest blog from a helpful WhatNexter Nancebeth. Nancy is a Breast Cancer survivor that has been through a lot during her journey. While fighting cancer she discovered there are things that a cancer patient can use help with. Financial resources, social resources and a myriad of others. She accumulated this list that might help others along the way.

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While fighting breast cancer, I spent a lot of sleepless nights online. I found some great resources for cancer patients...

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The HPV Vaccine: 3 Shots of Prevention

by GregP_WN.

Today, we welcome a guest blog from the American Cancer Society's director of breast and gynecologic cancer, Debbie Saslow, Ph.D., providing an overview of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cervical cancer prevention.

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Many people ask me about whether or not their daughters should get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can help prevent cervical cancer. As with all new vaccines, there has been some controversy. Some parents have been reluctant to get their daughters...

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Nine Things Cancer Taught Me

by GregP_WN.

By Marnie Clark, Breast Cancer Survivor, WhatNexter (MarnieC) and blogger http://MarnieClark.com

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From the day I was told that I had breast cancer, I knew I was about to embark on an extraordinary journey.

Here are the 9 things I learned along the way.


1 Having cancer doesn’t mean you’re going to die. This was an important mind change for me because I lost my mother and Grandmother to breast cancer. I read somewhere that if you change your mind; you can change your life. I’ve found that to...

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Cancer During the Holidays - Cleaning Tips

by gabeallen.

During the holidays, many dealing with cancer face the added pressure and stress of keeping the house clean when family and friends come over.  Greg Pierce, WhatNext's Community Manager and 3x Cancer Survivor, shares resources dedicated to those dealing with cancer to clean their house for free and relieve that added stress.

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Hey, everybody, Greg Pierce for WhatNext.com. Well, the holidays are getting closer and for the women out there that are fighting cancer this...

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WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist Vol. 2

by GregP_WN.

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 When you hear a song it takes you back to where you were when it first came out. Some songs take you to good times, others take you to bad times. Music inspires, soothes, invigorates and can just get under your skin in ways indescribable. Listening to music helps pass the time, and can s  oothe the nerves and calm you down to make treatment go easier. Here is another installment of our WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist. Share your favorite tunes for getting you through...

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Foods and Drinks to Get You Through Cancer Treatment

by GregP_WN.

You've been hit with a cancer diagnosis, told that you'll need to undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation and that you need to do your best to maintainCancer 10 Foods Berries 320 proper nutrition and a healthy weight. It's not always so easy to accomplish. We asked the WhatNext network to share the foods, drinks and tips (and some tasty treats!) that helped them to get through treatment. Here's what they offered up:

Tips
1. Eat small meals 5-6 times per day.
2. Don't buy in bulk. What you may like one day may not taste or...

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