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Archive for December 2015

5 Reasons to Bring A Health Buddy With You to the Doctor

by GregP_WN.

Do you remember the “Buddy System?” You’d get paired up with a pal at school and then help each other out. It’s still a great idea, even when it comes to healthcare.                       5 Reasons To Take A Health Buddy To Doctor

A lot of medical settings present a cold and sterile atmosphere, and it’s easy to feel a little bit intimidated—especially when you’re fighting cancer. First, your world was turned upside down when you got your diagnosis; now you’re expected to...

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6 Ways to Embrace The Holidays When You Have Cancer

by GregP_WN.

It’s that time of year again…the holidays. That bustling time of year when everyone is expected to be happy while under the stress of finding the perfect presents, making sure everything is decorated to perfection, and ensuring family traditions are upheld. It’s a wonderful time of year….but you can’t deny that it’s definitely busy and often stressful. 

Embrace The Holidays

Then, of course, you throw our companion cancer in the middle of it, and it can just seem plain overwhelming. And it’s ok to admit...

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Dear Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient - 12 Things I Wish I Had Known

by GregP_WN.

If only I knew then what I know now. Have you ever said that? This applies to cancer too, we have found that most cancer patients can find several things that they wish they would have known  like how long will it take to recover, what is chemo like, will radiation hurt. Here is a sample of what many wished they had known. 

Things I Wish I Had Known Blog

Hussy Chemo often has to be postponed for any number of reasons. I was totally unprepared for the many "detours" my husband has had to take during the...

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10 Healthy Snacks That Are Quick and Easy

by GregP_WN.

Between chemo and cancer itself, it’s not uncommon to feel run down. And when chemo has you so nauseous or makes everything taste like sawdust, eating just doesn’t seem appealing—let alone eating healthy.

10 Quick And Easy Healthy Snacks

But never fear! We’ve come up with a list of healthy snacks to save the day! These snacks will help you satisfy hunger when it finally strikes. And we promise these delicious snacks won’t make you feel like you’re sacrificing flavor in order to eat healthy!

1. Cooked Eggs— None of that raw...

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You “App-solutely” Need These Cancer Apps

by GregP_WN.

We’re living in the New Age here, folks. And you know what that means: technology isn’t any further away than our fingertips. We could argue over the pros and cons of instantaneous equipment, but we’re going to focus on the pros—on the fact there are actually helpful apps that can walk you through your journey with cancer:

Google Maps
Find a Health Center—This handy app is especially appealing for those with a travel bug, or those who travel frequently for work or other commitments. The app shows you any...

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6 Things to Know About Cancer and Hair Loss

by GregP_WN.

6 Things Cancer And Hair Loss

1. Cancer itself isn’t responsible for hair loss (which is also called alopecia). Hair loss is actually caused by certain types of treatments—namely, chemotherapy. Chemo blasts healthy cells as well as cancer cells, including the cells that make hair follicles; however, not everyone with cancer loses their hair. It depends on the addition of chemotherapy, or radiation, and how you react to it. It’s worth remembering not all chemos cause hair loss, and hair loss can occur on any area of your...

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