Posts tagged “Cancer”

Cancer Related Pet Peeves

by Brian English.

Pet peeves: we’ve all got them. Some of us have more than others. Maybe it’s the way your husband puts the toilet paper on the roller (the only right way is “over” – with the paper in front – by the way). Maybe it’s that your wife doesn’t screw the top on the milk all the way.

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And you probably thought that once you were diagnosed with cancer, your focus on the “little things” would vanish; you likely figured that battling cancer would surely make any tiny annoyances seem silly. Which, of...

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Thoughtless Cancer Compliments

by Brian English.

One of the more difficult aspects of cancer is that the physical changes caused by the treatment can cause you to lose what might be called your “medical anonymity.” Hair loss. Weight loss. Weight gain. Skin lesions, Scars … these outward signs of your cancer battle are often obvious to one and all.

Thoughtless Cancer Compliments

Except when they aren’t.

“I ran into an acquaintance at my local Starbucks,” writes WhatNexter ShortCuts. “Upon learning about my cancer returning, she said, ‘Well, you look great without hair,’...

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Coming Out About Your Cancer

by Brian English.

After the initial shock of your cancer diagnosis subsides, it begins to dawn on you that you have a big decision to make: how on earth are you going to break the news about all this? And who on earth do you tell first? How do you tell them you have cancer?

I Have Cancer

To the uninitiated, struggling with the mere fact of “breaking the news” may seem insignificant in comparison to the news itself. But that’s hardly the case. A cancer diagnosis is a profoundly life-altering event. It will have an emotional...

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Has Cancer Changed Your Personality?

by Brian English.

Without question, that moment when you hear the words “you have cancer,” is a life-changing event. But while it may make an unalterable shift in the course of your life, has it changed you – who you are – fundamentally? Since your diagnosis, are you a different person?

Has Cancer Changed Your Personality

Chemotherapy may have less of an effect on personality, but every WhatNexter has heard of “chemo brain” – that “my brain is mush” side effect that can make you forgetful and put you in a daze.

All of these elements can...

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Cancer..... In 6 Words

by GregP_WN.

There are hundreds of descriptions of cancer, some dark, some realistic, some humorous. Ask a cancer survivor for a description of cancer and they will have a hard time trying to decide which description to give, we have many. We asked the WhatNext Community for a 6 word description of their cancer journey and this is what they said. 

"It's not easy, but I'm alive" - Angeldancer

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"Disbelief, fear, anxiety, adjust, love, optimism." - Whitey61

"Fought my worst enemy and won" -Leesa22...

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How Can You Be Happy When Dealing With Cancer?

by GregP_WN.

WhatNexter "JHale17" recently posed this question to the Community about getting back to being "happy" when dealing with cancer. The questions are; can you, did you ever lose happiness, were you happy to begin with? There is a lot to consider, but happiness is a state of mind, and if you can control your view of your life, your space in the world, and compare that to others, you may find it's easier to be happy than you think!

How Do You Be Happy When Dealing With Cancer

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Some people never actually lose their happiness. They have the...

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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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6 Things to Know About Cancer and Hair Loss

by GregP_WN.

6 Things Cancer And Hair Loss

1. Cancer itself isn’t responsible for hair loss (which is also called alopecia). Hair loss is actually caused by certain types of treatments—namely, chemotherapy. Chemo blasts healthy cells as well as cancer cells, including the cells that make hair follicles; however, not everyone with cancer loses their hair. It depends on the addition of chemotherapy, or radiation, and how you react to it. It’s worth remembering not all chemos cause hair loss, and hair loss can occur on any area of your...

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A Surprising Side Effect of Cancer - New Friends

by GregP_WN.

“Social butterfly isn’t” want people initially think of when they think of someone living with cancer. We more often hear about the lethargy and fatigue that comes from chemo, other drugs, and cancer itself. 

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But there are 5 surprising ways cancer helps you make new friends and reconnect with old ones.

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1. Reaffirm Relationships With Family and Friends

Cancer has a way of putting life into perspective. We’re so used to thinking that we’ll get to the things we love eventually: that big...

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Isn't That the "Good" Kind of Cancer?

by GregP_WN.

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: “Isn’t that the good kind of cancer?”  *RECORD SCRATCH* “The good kind?!?!?”

Isn't That The Good Kind Of Cancer

Your natural reaction may be to start destroy everything in sight, and a lot of the WhatNext community can relate. Instead of getting mad which we know isn’t good for our health, below are some ways in which a few WhatNexters have reacted when they heard “Isn’t that the good kind of cancer?”  

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Just Smile and Agree

“I just smiled and agreed. There...

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