Cancer Treatments, Insights and Other Musings -

Archive for April 2016

Chemo Vs. Radiation - The Pros and Cons

by GregP_WN.

When you are given that diagnosis of Cancer, one of  the first things that might come to your mind is one or both of the most common forms of treating it, chemotherapy and radiation. You have probably heard all of the horror stories about each of them, ask 100 people that have never had either and you will probably get 100 different stories, and maybe a few of them will have some fact in them. 

Chemo Vs. Radiation

.

But ask 100 people that have had both types of treatment and they will give you...

Read more - Comments

10 Ways to Cope With Chemo Treatments

by GregP_WN.

One of the most feared parts of a cancer diagnosis is the chemotherapy. Talk to anyone who has never had cancer and that's one of the first things they will bring up. Many people start repeating the stories they have heard, the myths that have been passed around about how horrible chemo is. I have heard many people say, "it's not cancer that kills you, it's the chemo". 

10 Ways To Cope With Chemo, What Next

Note that these are usually those who have never even been in a treatment facility much less had chemo themselves. In...

Read more - Comments

How Can You Be Happy When Dealing With Cancer?

by GregP_WN.

WhatNexter "JHale17" recently posed this question to the Community about getting back to being "happy" when dealing with cancer. The questions are; can you, did you ever lose happiness, were you happy to begin with? There is a lot to consider, but happiness is a state of mind, and if you can control your view of your life, your space in the world, and compare that to others, you may find it's easier to be happy than you think!

How Do You Be Happy When Dealing With Cancer

.

Some people never actually lose their happiness. They have the...

Read more - Comments

Cancer and Taxes - What You Need to Know

by GregP_WN.

Tax time is here again! Who needs that now especially while you're having to deal with your cancer treatments, appointments, side effects and everything else that comes with a cancer diagnosis, right? As aggravating as it may be to file your taxes, it still has to be done, cancer or not. Here are 4 things you need to know.

Cancer And Taxes

1) Figure out which expenses you can deduct on your taxes. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer you’ve probably spent a lot more on your healthcare this year. Chances are...

Read more - Comments

The Top 5 Ways to Relieve Cancer Stress

by GregP_WN.

“How To Relieve Stress” is the most-searched phrase on Google. Why? Because we’re all stressed out by modern life and we don’t know how to calm down!! But we asked you, WhatNexters, to tell us how you keep your stress under control. We all know that stress wreaks havoc on your body, and when you already have cancer making its presence known, well…keeping stress at bay becomes even more important.

Top 5 Ways To Relieve Stress

So here are the Top 5 Stress-Relieving Tips from the WhatNext community!

1) Get plenty of...

Read more - Comments

5 Products Every Cancer Patient Should Have

by GregP_WN.

We asked you, WhatNexters, for examples of the products you’ve loved to use on your cancer journey. These are products you couldn’t live without, products that made a world of difference. And we’d love to add to the list! So be sure to leave your thoughts and comments below. But for now, here are five products WhatNexters themselves have recommended for cancer treatment:

Black Hat Cancer


1) TLC Hats for Hair Loss — As people cope with hair loss, many turn to hats, scarves, and other accessories for comfort...

Read more - Comments

Taking it "One Day at a Time" - When Dealing With Cancer

by GregP_WN.

If you have been diagnosed for any length of time at all, someone has probably told you to "just take it one day at a time".  OK, great, but how? What does this even mean? We asked the WhatNext Community how they did this, and these are some of the tips they gave on how to do that. 

Take It One Day At A Time

HeidiJo - "When I was having a bad day, I would think " let's get through today, tomorrow will be better" But sometimes the day was so bad, I couldn't imagine having to wait until tomorrow for it to be...

Read more - Comments