Cancer Treatments, Insights and Other Musings -

S.A.D., C.R.A.P., Cancer and a Raw Deal

by GregP_WN

My oncologist was a brilliant man. It took me 13 years to find him and he retired at the end of the year I was treated, 11 years ago. When he announced his retirement, I visited him and thanked him for my life.

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Most of us eat a Standard American Diet (SAD). We eat ingest Cola/cooked/canned food products, refined food product, altered food product via genetic splicing/additives which are chemicals, and processed/preservative laden meals (CRAP). This way of eating does not deliver enough...

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WORLD CANCER DAY

by GregP_WN

February 4th is World Cancer Day; it is a day that declares to the world that ending cancer should be a global health priority. It is an opportunity to raise all voices to improve awareness and knowledge of cancer and to bring light to misconceptions about the disease.

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World Cancer Day is supported by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). This year they will aim to address four main myths associated with cancer via the question “Cancer - Did you know?” The United States shows...

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Making Dinner Quick and Tasty: Simple Green Stir Fry

by GregP_WN

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One of the misconceptions I sometimes hear regarding eating a healthier diet is that it’s too time consuming. Food that is quick to make can’t be good for you too. And that’s what I always thought too, which is why on the days I was getting home from work at 9 o’clock in the evening, I was picking up a pizza instead of making something health-promoting. 

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While getting in the kitchen and cooking can be time-intensive, it doesn’t have to be. If I didn’t have some quick...

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Don't Be Afraid of Your "New Normal"

by GregP_WN

Life's journey brings all of us many changes. And with each one comes a "new normal." Think about it...after you graduate high school or college, get married, have your first baby...life is never again what it used to be. You may have heard from your oncologists, nurses, and PAs about a "new normal" after cancer. What exactly does that mean?

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Lisa Lathrop Survivor, Relayer

Does it mean that you'll be able to go back to your old job but maybe not be able to work as many hours as you once did,...
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When a Hernia Meets Cancer

by GregP_WN

This week's WhatNexter of the week is Buckey Shelby. She is an Endometrial Cancer Survivor and is starting to get compfortable with the idea of being a survivor. Shelby is very active on our site always there to help others along their way, offering support and answering questions that those who are just starting always have on their mind.

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My name is Shelby Bartellis, know as Buckeye Shelby on WhatNext. I’m 48 years old and am just recently willing to call myself a survivor of endometrial...

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Jenny Miller, Our WhatNexter Of The Week

by GregP_WN

This weeks WhatNexter Of The Week is Jenny Miller, she is a breast cancer survivor and an avid WhatNexter. She is always available and willing to provide support and words of encouragement to others of the Community. Her story is a two part, the first was written while going through treatment, the second part was after treatment was completed and she has a new outlook on life after treatment.

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Jenny and her Daughter Kim Amelio

Cancer is a game of Solitaire. I am the lone player. I am...

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Free Flights For Cancer Patients

by GregP_WN

Today's What Nexter is Robyn Stoller, patient advocate & founder of CancerHawk.com... In 2010, Robyn lost her 47 year old husband to a very rare & aggressive cancer, but has put their journey to work for others. Her mission now is to help patients and caregivers touched by cancer find the information they need to make informed choices.

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(pictured above is Alan, me & Alan’s Sister Debby getting ready to board our Corporate Angels flight)

You have been diagnosed with cancer, and...

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Create Happiness - When Someone You Know Has Cancer

by GregP_WN

Today's Blog Post is from WhatNexter Barbara Jacoby from the Website LetLifeHappen.com. Barbara is a two time breast cancer survivor and she also lost her Father to lung cancer and Brother to renal cancer. As you might imagine, cancer advocacy and supporting other cancer patients and survivors is a passion of hers. 

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One of the toughest things that a person will ever have to deal with is finding out that someone they know has cancer. What do you say? What can you do? What do they...

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Testicular Cancer - Detection and Treatment From A Survivor

by GregP_WN

Tickling Cancer,  one of our most active WhatNexters, and a Stage III Testicular Cancer Survivor,  has a few tips for those males who have never checked or thought about having Testicular Cancer. It's a cancer that doesn't get detected until it has progressed past Stage I far too often, simply because guys just don't check.

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According to the American Cancer Society, the chance of a male developing testicular cancer is 1 in 270. More than 8,500 Men will be diagnosed with...

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Wednesday's WhatNexter Of The Week - PackerBacker

by GregP_WN

PackbackThis weeks Wednesday's WhatNexter of the Week is PackerBacker  who has fought Lung Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer and Adult Sarcoma. Currently After being told it was tongue cancer, then that the primary was lung cancer, now they tell her she has sarcoma, a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, more specifically. We asked for a little information about her journey with cancer and here is her story. We are glad to have her with us at WhatNext, drop by her profile page and...

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