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Archive for November 2016

4 Ways to Purify Your Home for Better Health

by Charlotte Meier.

In the age of the internet, it has become all too easy to barricade yourself in your home. Anything can be purchased online and shipped to your house, leaving little to encourage you getting up and going outside. However, many people aren’t aware of the many dangers lurking in and around their homes.

4 Ways To Purify Your Home For Better Health

Impurities in the air, toxic cleaning products, and deceptive labeling can all be contributing to chronic illness, particularly if you don’t often leave your home. It is vital that you keep your...

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WhatNexter Dan Dickinson - "Dan7264" Giving Back

by GregP_WN.

WhatNexter Dan Dickinson "Dan7264" is giving back to others fighting cancer and going through chemo treatments at the facility he was treated at. He came up with an idea to go sit with some of the patients while they are having treatments, which is great in itself, but Dan kicks it up a notch by taking some custom made shirts for chemo patients with some funny, witty and edgy quotes on them. He might even be carrying a box of doughnuts. 

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Dan says that his purpose in doing this is not to...

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4 Cancer Advantages During the Holidays

by Brian English.

They’re back. Yes, those wonderful, stressful, relaxing, nostalgic, magical, and frustrating times are here. It’s the holiday season again. And they can be tough for everyone to get through. And like most things in life, when you factor your cancer into the mix, it’s not like it gets any easier.

4 Cancer Advantages During The Holidays

But this holiday, why not let your illness allow you take advantage of the holidays in ways that you never have before? It’s not as crazy as it sounds; it’s all about attitude. Cancer has already...

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Dear Family: Things you can do for me Without Asking

by Brian English.

Friends Don't Let Friends Fight Cancer Alone

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you for being there for me. You have no idea just how helpful your support and encouragement has been throughout my ordeal. Your actions have made me feel and appreciate your love in ways that I could never have imagined. I am touched beyond words.

I’m often overwhelmed by all that you’ve given of yourself and your time to help me through this. I cannot believe that you so often offer to do – and to give –
even more.

But you should know that there are some...

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Cancer Treatment After "ObamaCare"

by Brian English.

In the wake of Donald Trump’s surprising win on election day, people everywhere are wondering how the President-Elect’s policies will effect their healthcare. Trump has long listed the repeal of Obamacare as the top priority of his first 100 days in office. In fact, it’s been rumored that Trump has actually talked about convening a special session of Congress on January 20, 2017 – the very day he takes the oath of office – in order to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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All of which...

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5 Cancer Myths

by Brian English.

They are spread by the media. They pop up on the Internet. You read them in email chains. On blogs. And in online forums. And often – perhaps most of all – you hear them in the hospital. They are the popular myths and rumors about cancer.

5 Cancer Myths

You don’t have to be part of the cancer community too long before you’re well versed nearly every “popular” cancer rumor and misconception. And, in an equally short time, certain of these persistent lines of bull you-know-what can make you crazy. As with...

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4 Tips for Battling Neuropathy

by Brian English.

It’s an unfortunate reality that chemotherapy and other drugs that fight cancer can often damage peripheral nerves. As a result, chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment. This syndrome can result in feelings of numbness, burning sensation, pain, and tingling in the extremities, as well balance issues, and more.

4 Tips For Battling Neuropathy

On top of the other body blows that come with chemotherapy treatment, these after effects can just seem like insult to...

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November Cancer Awareness

by GregP_WN.

In the month of November we recognize the following cancers and these events:

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

There are three main types of lung cancer. Knowing which type you have is important because it affects your treatment options and your outlook (prognosis). If you aren’t sure which type of lung cancer you have, ask your doctor so you can get the right information.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This is the most common type of lung cancer. About 85% of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancers. Squamous...

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