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October Cancer Awareness

by GregP_WN

October brings us possibly the largest movement in cancer awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's hard to look in any direction and not see something pink, or an add on TV or radio with a Company touting their support for breast cancer research. Regardless of your position on all of the "pinkwashing" that goes on, it cannot be denied that the movement does bring incredible awareness to cancer issues. October is also Liver Cancer Awareness Month

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Survivor's Guilt - It's Not Your Fault!

by Brian English

That wonderful day your tests results come back with those three glorious letters N, E, and D (No Evidence of Disease) should be among the happiest of your life. It’s the day you’ve been working toward for many arduous months, so feelings of elation, joy, and relief will flood through you. For a while at least.

Survivor's Guilt It's Not Your Fault

But after those initial reactions settle in, survivors often become reflective. In spite of the amazingly good news, thoughts can often turn to an entirely different emotion: guilt....

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HPV Vaccine: Yes or No?

by Brian English

In the last few years, the topic of vaccines has become quite divisive. But then, that’s usually what happens whenever a medical issue becomes a political football – something of which all cancer patients are all too aware.

Hpv Vaccine Yes Or No

Usually, the vaccines controversies aren’t found in the cancer community. After all, you can’t vaccinate against cancer … except in one case. The vaccine Gardasil can protect males and females against cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

The HPV vaccination...

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Things to Ask Your Oncologist on the First Visit

by Brian English

The moments after your cancer diagnosis can be a whirlwind. Your mind is racing. It can be quite a shock and one that can take significant time from which to recover. And it’s not only possible but very likely that you’ll still be in a bit of a fog when it’s time to meet your oncologist for the first time.

Things To Ask Your Oncologist On The First Visit

All of it will seem like a blur at the time. But the initial stages of your treatment are critical. And you’ll want to be sure that you show up to that first visit with your...

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September Cancer Awareness Events

by GregP_WN

September a busy month for cancer awareness, it is the month to bring awareness to:

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancers

From, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases, and help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting our groundbreaking research.

During the month of September:

25,000 families around the world will get the horrible news that their child or...

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The Second Opinion : It's Your Right

by Brian English

Your cancer diagnosis often arrives with a thunderclap. You’re stunned. You’re reeling. And often you’ve barely absorbed the news of your diagnosis before you’re bombarded with information about your treatment. While you’re still there in shock, the doctor begins to tick through how he plans to attack the disease. Surgery, radiation, chemo … they all become a blur.Second Opinion It's Your Right

Regardless of how much you trust or like your oncologist, it’s only natural to think that maybe there’s more than one way to go...

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3 Things Cancer Patients Ask of Their Employers

by Brian English

Dear Employer:
I have been diagnosed with cancer. While this has impacted my health, it has not changed my work ethic, nor my intelligence, nor my dedication to my fellow coworkers and the company’s goals. While I am being treated for this disease, please treat me with the respect that I’ve worked so hard to earn in my position.

3 Things Cancer Patients Want Employers To Know

Working Cancer Patients Everywhere

One of the least explored aspects of the changes that cancer can cause in your life is the impact it can have at work. Many...

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June 2016 Cancer Awareness Events

by Greg Pierce

National Cancer Survivor's Day

June is a rather slow month for cancer awareness events, compared to some months, but holds a big one. We have 3 events throughout the month with the biggest one being National Cancer Survivor's Day, on June 5th.

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According to the National Cancer Survivor's Day Foundation, National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a...

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Cancer and Taxes - What You Need to Know

by GregP_WN

Tax time is here again! Who needs that now especially while you're having to deal with your cancer treatments, appointments, side effects and everything else that comes with a cancer diagnosis, right? As aggravating as it may be to file your taxes, it still has to be done, cancer or not. Here are 4 things you need to know.

Cancer And Taxes

1) Figure out which expenses you can deduct on your taxes. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer you’ve probably spent a lot more on your healthcare this year. Chances are...

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The Top 5 Ways to Relieve Cancer Stress

by GregP_WN

“How To Relieve Stress” is the most-searched phrase on Google. Why? Because we’re all stressed out by modern life and we don’t know how to calm down!! But we asked you, WhatNexters, to tell us how you keep your stress under control. We all know that stress wreaks havoc on your body, and when you already have cancer making its presence known, well…keeping stress at bay becomes even more important.

Top 5 Ways To Relieve Stress

So here are the Top 5 Stress-Relieving Tips from the WhatNext community!

1) Get plenty of...

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