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Fighting Cancer With Nutrition - Indian Spiced Cole Slaw

by GregP_WN

Indian Spiced Cole Slaw
This is a “quadruple hitter,” as it has 4 cancer fighters in it, cabbage, garlic, onions, and turmeric! It also has omega 3’s from the oil. Besides all of that, it tastes pretty darn good. Its interesting flavors make for a great side dish, or a first course salad.

Indian Slaw

2 cups red cabbage, shredded
2 cups green cabbage, shredded
1 small fennel bulb, shredded
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, shredded
cup raisins
1 large apple, diced
Salt and pepper

1 cup...

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Cancer Treatment - My Cancer, My Choice

by GregP_WN

Cancer brings with it endless decisions like when to start treatment, what treatment to start, and sometimes when to stop treatment. One WhatNexter, StegalMan, posed this question to the community: When do you decide it’s time to give up? And in true WhatNexter fashion, he received many thoughtful responses. And even though everyone has a unique point of view, there were some common thoughts we kept hearing. 

I'll Be Here For You

1. It’s a personal choice.

The decision to stop treatment is never...

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Do You ASCO?

by GregP_WN

When cancer enters your life or the life of a loved one, you might not know how to deal with it. One day it wasn’t there, and the next day, it was all you could think about. You might be so caught up in processing what is happening around you, that being your own health advocate or an advocate for your loved one might not even feel like something you can do.


Being an advocate can mean many things, but learning as much as you can is often a way to empower yourself, and to make the disease...

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Isn't That the "Good" Kind of Cancer?

by GregP_WN

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: “Isn’t that the good kind of cancer?”  *RECORD SCRATCH* “The good kind?!?!?”

Isn't That The Good Kind Of Cancer

Your natural reaction may be to start destroy everything in sight, and a lot of the WhatNext community can relate. Instead of getting mad which we know isn’t good for our health, below are some ways in which a few WhatNexters have reacted when they heard “Isn’t that the good kind of cancer?”  

Blog Let It Go

Just Smile and Agree

“I just smiled and agreed. There...

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Fighting Cancer With Nutrition - Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes

by GregP_WN

Oatmeal Pancakes
These pancakes are guilt free because they’re made without the customary fats and sugars. Once you’ve enjoyed these a few times, you might not even want the traditional kind!

Oatmeal Pancakes With Compote

1 cups nonfat or soy milk
teaspoon vinegar
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 tablespoon raw brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
Canola oil spray

Preheat griddle or large skillet to medium-high. It’s...

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Cancer and Staying Away From Sugar

by GregP_WN

Recently, WhatNext asked the question: Is anyone else having trouble staying away from the sweet stuff? We found that many people are under the impression that sugar feeds cancer cells, so they try to avoid sugar entirely.  However, this is not entirely true.


According to researchers at the world-renowned MD Anderson cancer center, which was recently named the number one cancer hospital in the US by US News and World Reports“Eating sugar doesn’t necessarily lead to cancer. It’s...

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Cancer, Anger, and Thomas Edison

by GregP_WN

On December 10, 1914, a massive explosion rocked West Orange, New Jersey leveling Thomas Edison’s laboratory and 10 buildings that were part of his complex. He lost years of research, materials, and the livelihoods of his employees were threatened.


Edison, then 67 years old, watched the fires burn, even telling his son: “Go get your mother! She’ll never see a fire like this, again!” The next morning, he began the process of rebuilding. Two weeks later, all 7,000 employees reported for work,...

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