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Archive for May 2015

Don't Fry! 5 Things to Remember About Skin Protection

by Brittany McNabb.

In honor of Don't Fry Day and with Memorial Day Weekend literally around the corner, we want to remind you of 5 skin care essentials. Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer; it is also one of the most preventable by taking precautions when in the sun, getting your skin checked regularly for abnormalities, and by speaking to your doctor about any and all concerns.

Don't Fry Day

1. Be safe in the sun.

The American Cancer Society gives very specific advice for staying in the sun. They say to slip,...

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6 Ways to Deal With the Waiting Game of Cancer

by Brittany McNabb.

No one enjoys waiting. But, the waiting game gets more serious when you are waiting on cancer. Whether you are waiting for news of your diagnosis, scans, or waiting to be done with this whole business - waiting can be hard. Here are a few ways to deal with the waiting part of cancer from WhatNexters themselves. 

Deal With The Waiting Game Of Cancer

"I'm scared to ask "What next?" but it's all I can think about. All I can hope for is that things get better when you know I'm in treatment." - Rosina 

While you are ...

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7 Bad Habits You Might Want to Break

by Brittany McNabb.

Breaking bad habits - easier said than done, right? But if you've ever done it, you know how satisfying it can be to take control of your life. Here are 7 habits that you might need to give up. Especially after being diagnosed with cancer, you realize how important your health and your life are and that sometimes it takes a very deliberate effort to be healthy.

7 Bad Habits You Might Need To Give Up

Remember that customarily it takes about 3 weeks to break or form a habit. In fact, in a certain study done by Today Health, it...

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10 Signs You're Fighting Cancer Better than You Think

by Brittany McNabb.

If you're worried about having a week where you feel the doom and gloom of cancer, treatment, side effects, or fatigue, we are here to tell you that you are already fighting cancer better than you think. Fighting cancer is a full-time job and sometimes WhatNexters are too hard on themselves. Here are 10 signs you are fighting cancer better than you think. 

10 Signs You're Fighting Cancer Better Than You Think

1. You have reached out to other people with cancer.

Even the small step of joining the WhatNext community shows that you are...

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May Cancer Awareness Events

by GregP_WN.

May is a busy month for several areas of cancer awareness. These types of cancer are being highlighted in May:

Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

From SkinCancerAwareness.Org With 3.5 million cases in over two million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to take this...

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Overcoming the Harsh Reality of a Parent With Cancer

by Brittany McNabb.

WhatNexter Amnap has experienced cancer from the point of view of a daughter who is supporting and loving her father through his cancer journey. Below is a real description, from the heart, of what it is like to have a parent with cancer. Alicia has been on an emotional roller coaster of finding out about her father's diagnosis, to remission, to finding out that his cancer is chronic and still waking up everyday and fighting.

Alicia And Her Family

Dad has cancer. How else am I supposed to say it?

Eight hours I...

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