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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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Reducing Stress from Your Life

by Rob Harris aka RobCares

Stress 1 150x99Consider the typical work week. Which day do you look forward to? Which day do you dread? The answer is fairly obvious isn’t it?
Unless you come from another planet, you are like most of us: love Fridays and dread Mondays. Our hatred of Mondays begins on Sunday, somewhere between noon and dinner time. Does it have to be that way? If Friday is, indeed, the least stressful day of the week, why can’t all days be like Friday? What is preventing us from thinking this way?

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10 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know

by KarenG_WN

Images 1Fighting cancer is hard on so many levels and for all people involved. Patients are fighting for their lives. Their friends and loved ones often want to so much to help, but are afraid of doing too much or too little. They don't know if they should push to help more, or even how they can help. Others are so afraid for you, for them, that they just back off. Not because they don't care, but because of their own ignorance or fear. Following are 10 things people with cancer want their friends and loved ones without cancer to know:

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What Cancer Centers can Learn from Cancer Patients

by KarenG_WN

Cancer1Choosing where you'll go for cancer treatment is a huge and complicated decision for many cancer patients and their families. Those who are newly diagnosed can be so overwhelmed, it's hard to know where to begin when making this important choice. Cancer centers want to care for you, but you want to know that you're selecting the best place that meets your individual needs. We asked our network of cancer fighters what they love most about their own cancer centers and what makes them a great partner. Here's what they had to say:

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Dealing with the Costs of Cancer

by KarenG_WN

34762228343381428 I Ve R Esvv FOnce you get hit with a cancer diagnosis, you have to figure out the best strategy for financing it as well as for fighting it. Even if you do have health insurance, and especially if you don’t, costs for treatment and other practical issues can be beyond overwhelming. The good news is that there are a lot of resources that can help. Following are some helpful ideas and resources:

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