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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.

Robyn Stoller

(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. 

Barbara Jacoby Let Life Happen

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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5 New Years Resolutions For Cancer Fighters

by GregP_WN

Those of us fighting cancer have a different outlook on life, and therefore might have a different set of resolutions that the average person on the street. Here are 5 resolutions that some of the WhatNexters have declared.

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1) Don't Sweat The Small Stuff  

After a cancer diagnoses your priorities tend to change. What used to be a big deal is now minor stuff, and what was a minor detail that maybe used to get you going, now doesn't even get noticed. Some of the things that are now...

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The HPV Vaccine: 3 Shots of Prevention

by GregP_WN

Today, we welcome a guest blog from the American Cancer Society's director of breast and gynecologic cancer, Debbie Saslow, Ph.D., providing an overview of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cervical cancer prevention.

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Many people ask me about whether or not their daughters should get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can help prevent cervical cancer. As with all new vaccines, there has been some controversy. Some parents have been reluctant to get their daughters...

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Nine Things Cancer Taught Me

by GregP_WN

By Marnie Clark, Breast Cancer Survivor, WhatNexter (MarnieC) and blogger http://MarnieClark.com

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From the day I was told that I had breast cancer, I knew I was about to embark on an extraordinary journey.

Here are the 9 things I learned along the way.


1 Having cancer doesn’t mean you’re going to die. This was an important mind change for me because I lost my mother and Grandmother to breast cancer. I read somewhere that if you change your mind; you can change your life. I’ve found that to...

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WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist Vol. 2

by GregP_WN

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 When you hear a song it takes you back to where you were when it first came out. Some songs take you to good times, others take you to bad times. Music inspires, soothes, invigorates and can just get under your skin in ways indescribable. Listening to music helps pass the time, and can s  oothe the nerves and calm you down to make treatment go easier. Here is another installment of our WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist. Share your favorite tunes for getting you through...

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10 Tips for Someone Diagnosed with Cancer

by KarenG_WN

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Background: WhatNext.com is an online support network developed in partnership with the American Cancer Society that helps help cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers gain firsthand insight into living with cancer and connect with others facing a similar diagnosis. Members of WhatNext.com are sometimes referred to as "WhatNexters."

Once you or a loved one are faced with a cancer diagnosis, you have so many questions, fears and concerns. How am I going to get through this? Where do I...

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Acupuncture For The Cancer Patient

by KarenG_WN

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By K. Simon Yeung, PharmD, LAc, Manager, "About Herbs" website, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

In the last two decades, many cancer survivors have turned to complementary and alternative therapies, including acupuncture. According to the National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, acupuncture is considered a form of mind-body medicine. A report by the Centers for Disease Control indicated that more than 8 million Americans use acupuncture to treat...

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