Posts tagged “Survivors”

Survivor Moments - Breathe Them In

by GregP_WN

Have you caught yourself stopping for a moment and thinking to yourself, "wow, I could have missed this"?  Cancer survivors all have these moments, it might be simply sitting on your porch watching the sunset. Or seeing a new Grandbaby for the first time. It might simply be waking up one morning and enjoying a quiet cup of coffee. These are "Survivor Moments", breath them in!

Survivor Moments Breath Them In

After having three diagnoses of two types of cancer covering 30 years, I appreciate these survivor moments more...

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21 More Tips For The Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patient

by GregP_WN

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 begin? It's scary and not easy. We've turned to our WhatNexters, and asked them what advice they would give to someone who is newly diagnosed with cancer and needs support. They've been through it, hopefully their words of wisdom can help.

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1. Assemble your team. They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it takes a team to beat...

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WhatNexter Dan Dickinson - "Dan7264" Giving Back

by GregP_WN

WhatNexter Dan Dickinson "Dan7264" is giving back to others fighting cancer and going through chemo treatments at the facility he was treated at. He came up with an idea to go sit with some of the patients while they are having treatments, which is great in itself, but Dan kicks it up a notch by taking some custom made shirts for chemo patients with some funny, witty and edgy quotes on them. He might even be carrying a box of doughnuts. 

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Dan says that his purpose in doing this is not to...

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When Cancer is Over, Is it Really Over?

by Brian English

This is the day. You step out of the hospital, out into the fresh air and breathe deep. This is the day you’ve dreamt about.

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It could be the day you hear you cancer is in remission. It could be the last day of a course of chemo. It’s the day when you get away from tests and treatments. The day you re-join the day-to-day world.

“Finally,” you think. “It’s over.”

Well … sort of.

Does cancer really end? When cancer is “over,” is it really over? It’s another aspect of the disease that every...

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WhatNexter of the Week-"LirasGirl33"

by GregP_WN

Our WhatNexter of the week is LirasGirl33, she is a Stage IV Cervical cancer survivor/fighter and an inspiration to anyone who has been diagnosed with any type of cancer. She tells me how it started, her treatments and progress through her prognosis and outlook on life to come. She is an example of how to "Live Your Life...Not Your Cancer", because she is always doing the things she loves despite her fight with cancer. 

 

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Gladis on top of a mountain she just climbed, this while...

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6 Ways Survivors Can Help Those Newly Diagnosed With Cancer

by GregP_WN

WhatNexter JaneyHeart posted a question on the site that asked how she could help others with her same diagnosis and we thought it would make a great blog post. Cancer survivors have hard fought experience and inspiring insights that could be invaluable to others who are going through cancer for the first time. Here are some ideas spurred on by JaneyHeart’s question.

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1. Become a Mentor

Cancer survivors can help others with cancer by becoming a mentor. Organizations such as MDAnderson’s The...

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