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What Is the NCCN and Why You Should Download Their Treatment Guidelines

by Jane Ashley

Many cancer patients have never heard of the NCCN.

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So what is the NCCN? And why is it important to me? The NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) is a coalition of 27 prominent cancer centers committed to patient care and cancer research to improve the quality and effectiveness of care.

You may think this means meetings and conferences just for oncologists, surgeons and other cancer treatment specialists. But the NCCN is committed to improving care on a day-to-day basis whether the...

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March Cancer Awareness and Events

by GregP_WN

March has the following cancer types and awareness events scheduled.

Coaches vs. Cancer Final Four (March 31)
HPV Awareness Day (March 4)
International Women’s Day (March 8)
Kick Butts Day (March 21)
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Nutrition Month

Coaches Vs. Cancer

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The Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge helps the American Cancer Society save more lives. The 3-Point Challenge unites college and high school basketball teams from across...

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What Would Your "Farewell Note" Say?

by GregP_WN

Four months ago, a new app was launched called MyFarewellNote – it’s an app that allows people to leave messages for friends, family and loved ones, should the worst happen. Individuals can leave messages as just a typed message, photos, audio or videos or a combination of all four. 

My Farewell Note App

Some people might say why is there a need for this app but when you consider how many tragic events occur around the world on a daily basis, we believe that it is vitally important that individuals leave...

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January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

by GregP_WN

The American Social Health Association (ASHA) and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition have named January Cervical Health Awareness Month to encourage women across the country to get screened for cervical cancer and receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine if they're eligible.

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From Healthy Women.org

Get Screened: January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Each year, an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result...

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What a Pet Scan is and How They Work

by GregP_WN

When you are diagnosed with cancer, one of the first few tests you will likely have is a PET Scan or Positron Emission Tomography scan. It is a nuclear medicine functional imaging technique that is used to observe metabolic processes in the body. 

Pet Scan Ct Scan Comparison

These scans produce a color image that highlight where cancer may be located in the body, making it much easier for Doctors to know where to treat, how much to treat and to stage your cancer. In the two photos above, you can see the...

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8 Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

by GregP_WN

So often people come back from their holidays joking that they need another holiday to recover, well although they may be joking, all too often holidays and travel, in general, are not as relaxing and restoring as we think. This is especially true if you’re burning the candle at both ends while you’re away having fun. Read on and see our 8 tips to stay healthy while traveling. 

8 Ways To Stay Healthy While Traveling

The excitement builds in the days leading up to your travels, leaving your set routine behind for a week or...

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Kicking Cancer with the Help of Connected Technology

by Beth Kotz

Living in our digitally-driven world, there are more ways than ever before to connect to treatment and recovery resources as well as other members of the cancer community. The vast array of wearable gadgets, apps, and intelligent “smart” home systems available offer different personalized health functions, with more new features added every day. 

Kicking Cancer With The Help Of Connected Technology

No matter where you fall on the tech-savvy spectrum, there are ways to leverage new digital health tools to your advantage – read on for a...

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster as a Cancer Patient?

by GregP_WN

With all the hurricanes hitting the US lately, combined with the occasional tornado, flood, earthquake, ice storm, wildfire or other disasters, everyone should be like a Boy Scout, be prepared. Are you prepared for a disaster as a cancer patient? We have special needs and should take those into consideration if we should need to leave home or have to shelter in place at home without electricity for a while. 

Are You Prepared For A Disaster As A Cancer Patient

A lot of people say "it will never happen to me", we won't have to evacuate....

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Cancer Awareness for September

by GregP_WN

September is a busy month for cancer awareness and events. This month these types of cancer and conditions are recognized.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (typically the last week in September)
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness 

Ask anyone with a child that has been diagnosed with...

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Get Cancer Support, Inspiration, Motivation and Education, at WhatNext.com

by GregP_WN

WhatNext was formed to allow cancer patients, their family, friends, and caregivers to connect and share their personal cancer experiences along the way. Have you ever heard someone say "you just wouldn't understand since you haven't been through it"? Well, it's true in the case of cancer. A cancer patient will understand and have empathy for you when you tell them about the side effects you're having after chemo. 

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They will understand when you tell them about nausea that the radiation...

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