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WhatNexter of The Week - "Carool" A 20 Year Breast Cancer Survivor

by GregP_WN

Our WhatNexter of the Week is "Carool" she is a 20 year breast cancer survivor and a regular contributor to WhatNext. The following is her own cancer story in her own words. 

I’m Carool. I was born and remain in Brooklyn, NY. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on May 5, 1999. 

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Above: Carool at the opening of the Monmouth Museum Group Show


I found a lump in the upper part of my left breast in January of 1999, when I was 51. At first I thought it was nothing - and I’m someone...

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Cardiac Arrest to Stage IV Colon Cancer: Still a Survivor!

by GregP_WN

Meet our WhatNexter of the Week, William Sams, in this picture, he has just survived cardiac arrest, being shocked back to life 3 times and having had an Automatic Installed Cardiac Defibrillator (AICD) implanted. he is with his Wife and kids, happy to have survived such an ordeal. Little did he know that this wasn't going to be the hardest fight of his life. 

William Sams After Cadiac Arrest

William, his Wife and kids in the hospital after having had surgery for the implant

William had served almost 14...

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From Cooking For Fun to Cooking For Life - A Life Changing Event

by Ann Ogden

Our WhatNexter of the Week is Ann Ogden, she is a survivor of both breast cancer and kidney cancer. She describes how she went from the fast and furious world of fashion to cooking for fun and ultimately, Cooking For Your Life.

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If you’d told me ten years ago if I’d be a leader in the world of culinary medical initiatives, collaborating on programs with Columbia University, backed by data and studies funded by the NIH, I would have asked you what you were smoking. And yet, that is...

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Confronting a Hopeless Future Head-On: a True Example of Hope

by Brittany McNabb

WhatNexter of the Week PO18Guy was diagnosed with lymphoma after finding a lump behind his ear seven years ago. After a family history of cancer he thought, "This is it." He faced many fears as he was misdiagnosed, told that doctors couldn't fit him into their schedule, and that his specific type of lymphoma was almost too rare to treat. 

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After seven years of fighting, James realizes that nothing can get him down. As long as he is living and breathing he is still fighting and working...

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WhatNexter of the Week IronMom45: Her Race Against Cancer

by Brittany McNabb

Iron Mom45 Race Against Cancer

IronMom45 is a brave survivor of stage III endometrial cancer. Diagnosed less than a year ago, she has been an active participant on the site and advocate for her health. IronMom45 has a story that demonstrates that a cancer diagnosis can be shocking but there is a way through it. In her story she discusses her gratitude for WhatNext, the specifics of her cancer journey, how her family helped her through, and what cancer has taught her about life. Here is her story in her own words...

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"It's About the Journey" - LiveWithCancer's Journey With Lung Cancer

by Brittany McNabb

WhatNexter LiveWithCancer is currently in treatment for stage IV adenocarcinoma lung cancer and is one of the many inspiring people on the site. Here is a part of her journey in her own words including how she discovered cancer, chemotherapy, going through a clinical trial, and how she is enriching her life by living life with the joy of her family and dogs.

Live With Cancer Running With Barney Before Cancer

Before cancer...

I have always been a tall, thin person. I could eat what I wanted and I gained very few pounds. However, I quit...

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Surviving Acute Myeloid Leukemia - AML...Twice

by GregP_WN

WhatNexter Lisa Lathrop went to the Doctor to get what she thought was an allergy problem checked out, only to find out that she had a much worse problem. Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a life changing event was started. 

Lisa shares her story of fighting AML twice and having to sell the Family home and move to another State to get closer to a Research Treatment Center and on through treatment to being a two time survivor. Take a look at her story and share with anyone you know that may be...

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"Hear Me Roar" (HMR) - Our WhatNexter of the Week

by GregP_WN

It was an unusually warm mid-December day here in Southern Illinois. My family of four (hubby and two kids 8 and 10 at the time) always take advantage of warm days to go on long hikes in our state parks or to go mountain biking! It was a muddy hike that day, so I hopped in the shower as soon as I got home. That’s when I found the lumps – two of them, side-by-side. 

Post Chemo                                 ...

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WhatNexter of The Week Pam Braun, "PamBsky"- Beating Stage IIIC Fallopian Tube Cancer

by GregP_WN

In this video WhatNexter "PamBsky" shares her story of being diagnosed with Stage IIIC Fallopian Tube Cancer. In the face of a late stage cancer Pam talks about how she made it to the other side and how she is now "starting an new and unexpected chapter" in her life. She also shares what it was like to go through treatment and surgery. In this interview Pam gives encouragement to the newly diagnosed: "As a survivor it is so heart-warming to be able to give back to people. I'm still here and...

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Glam-Stage IV Colorectal-Colon Cancer Survivor-Our WhatNexter of the Week

by GregP_WN

In 2010 I lost my dear Dad…..in 2011 I lost my beloved pet who gave me 10 joyful years together so 2012 was to be my year, “beginning of a year of promises”, to be happy, to take care of health, to go back to my dancing classes, yoga, etc. I tried to get as attached to my promises as possible and with September coming, it was time for yearly check-up, nothing to worry about, right?

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Wrong-completely wrong, my husband’s check-up showed a kidney cancer so I slowed my exams to make deep...

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