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Lira'sGirl33 Stays Positive In The Fight With Stage IV Cervical Cancer

by GregP_WN

I was diagnosed in January 2012 at age 33 with stage 3 cervical adenocarcinoma. I have gone through surgery, internal and external radiation and chemotherapy. After going through treatment I found out that the cancer had metastasized to my lungs turning it into stage 4. This certainly was not the result I wanted to hear but I am determined to continue fighting this disease.

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 Lirasgirl33

 So far so good! Treatment is shrinking the cancer and I'm happy and enjoying life. Treatment...

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What One Word Will Carry You Through This Year?

by GregP_WN

In early December for the last 41 years or so, I’ve search out a single word or phrase that will help guide and direct me in the year ahead - hopefully keeping me on track! It’s a handy tool I use for personal accountability. I call it my “compass phrase”.

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"Keep climbing"…… my compass phrase for 2013. I will post these words in various places – on post-it notes in my office, one inside my side of the medicine cabinet, written on a slip of paper in my wallet, or make a book-marker with the...

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Roller Coaster Ride

by GregP_WN

During chemo, you join an elite group that enjoys a camaraderie that many hope not to ever have to know. You get to know people by how far along in their treatment they are by the amount of hair they have on their head or if they have eyebrows or eyelashes. You can tell what kind of week they have had by the color of their skin – is it jaundice yellow? Is it pale and accompanied by sunken cheeks and black circles under their eyes? 

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You can tell how they...

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U.S. SINGER DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER AFTER 10 YEAR REMISSION

by GregP_WN

U.S. singer Anastacia, who has popularity in Europe and Australia, had to cancel her tour scheduled for April 6 because her breast cancer has come back for the second time. Her tour was to take place in Europe beginning in London. Anastacia, whose full name is Anastacia Lyn Newkirk, successfully battled cancer in 2003 and has since been in remission. Anastacia is 44 years old.

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Anastacia hopes to make a full recovery with the support of her family, friends, and fans. Although she laments the...

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Thyroid Cancer-How I Won

by GregP_WN

My name is Elaine Savard, emsavard on WhatNext. I am a papillary thyroid cancer
survivor since 1997. I have endured many different experiences with this cancer and
would like to share how.

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Thyroid cancer is a cancer that changes your life completely. This cancer involves the removing of the thyroid gland, known as the “master gland” of the body. We forever have to regulate the very important thyroid hormones with a little pill

How do you deal with thyroid cancer? 

“Worry is a...

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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

Kendall Scott, CHHC

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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