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Archive for March 2018

I'm a Mother, Wife, and Lung Cancer Survivor

by Sharon McBride

Our Guest Blog Post today is from "CheryNCP" She is a Mother, Grandmother, Wife, career woman, and a lung cancer survivor, as well as an active member of WhatNext. This is her story.

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My name is Sharon McBride but all my friends call me Sam. I am a 66-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother. I live in Mobile, Alabama with my husband Bob and our two cats Grayson and Shadow. I worked in the medical field nearly my entire working life in one capacity or another. I was working part-time as an...

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Surviving Cancer And Making Bank - A How-to Guide

by Lisa Vento

Editor's note: A Guest Blog Post from WhatNexter Lisa Vento - "TimeBetweenIs" on WhatNext. She is a breast cancer survivor and fierce advocate for breast cancer issues and women's issues in the workplace, especially after or during cancer. She helps Women figure out how to get back to work and regain their confidence. 

Lisa Vento Surviving Cancer And Making Bank

Surviving Cancer & Making Bank - a How-To Guide

For those of us who are hit with the beast of cancer, without warning or planning because who in the world...

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Surviving Larynx Cancer - And a Misdiagnosis

by GregP_WN

Editor's Note: Our Guest Blog Post today is from WhatNexter "Patches0" she is a 6-year survivor of Larynx cancer, but almost didn't live through a misdiagnosis of COPD to be able to survive cancer. Her story of perseverance is inspiring.  

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About 2010 I started having a lot of difficulty breathing. Worse than normal that is, as I had always been troubled with asthma. But at this time, the coughing and breathing became so bad I was hospitalized several times. My primary doctor kept trying...

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Getting Financial Help With Drug Costs

by GregP_WN

How to pay for cancer treatment? You've been diagnosed with cancer, the plan of treatment has been determined, it includes a new drug that has shown great promise for stopping your type of cancer. All you need is $57,000.00 per treatment, and you will need twelve. No problem, right? Here are some tips and resources for getting financial help with drug costs.

Getting Help With The High Costs Of Chemo Drugs

If you have been dealing with cancer treatment costs for any time at all you have undoubtedly realized that this is probably going to...

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Why I Finally Got a Feeding Tube

by Laura Compston

Editor's note: Today's Blog Post is from "LCompston", she is a two-time survivor of head and neck cancer, that covers over 32 years. She has persevered all of the treatments, the side effects, and everything that cancer has thrown at her over the majority of her life, and she is still happy to be here to tell us about it. Today, she describes what it's like to live with a feeding tube. 

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I resisted getting a feeding tube for as long as I could. I knew I’d have to use one eventually,...

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Looking for a Clinical Trial? New Clinical Trial Finders Will Help

by Jane Ashley

Most late-stage cancer patients hear this advice, “You might want to consider a clinical trial.” A number of Stage IV patients think ahead to have a plan in place in the event that a second line chemo isn’t effective. Your oncologist may even tell you that you need to contemplate a clinical trial.

Looking For A Clinical Trial

Knowing in advance what your options are in the event of second-line treatment failure will help you avoid stress if you get bad news.

Before you begin searching, you need to produce a one-page...

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Multiple Myeloma and The Skyrocketing Costs of Treatment

by Jane Ashley

Many multiple myeloma patients experience long periods of remission, but virtually every patient will experience a relapse. The good news is the newer therapies offer effective for patients who relapse. The downside is the cost and how patients can afford the life-saving new therapies.

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma has one of the highest costs per patient. Although only about 1 percent of all cancer patients have multiple myeloma, the cost of treatment over the course of time is inexplicably higher than...

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March Cancer Awareness and Events

by GregP_WN

March has the following cancer types and awareness events scheduled.

Coaches vs. Cancer Final Four (March 31)
HPV Awareness Day (March 4)
International Women’s Day (March 8)
Kick Butts Day (March 21)
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Nutrition Month

Coaches Vs. Cancer

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Every shot counts. Every life counts.
The Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge helps the American Cancer Society save more lives. The 3-Point Challenge unites college and high school basketball teams from across...

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