Posts tagged “Cancer Support”

What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Cancer

by GregP_WN

Laughter can be the best medicine, and many WhatNexters experience a new sense of humor when they are diagnosed with cancer. However, some have felt like it was taken too far or someone has said something insensitive to them. Often people have no idea what to say; sometimes they end up sounding rude, even if it is unintentional.

What Not To Say To Cancer Patient

Maybe these examples of comments, shared by WhatNexters themselves, will help others learn what not to say and what kinds of comments to avoid when talking to a...

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9 Effective Ways to Support Someone Who Has Cancer

by GregP_WN

If one of your loved ones has been diagnosed with cancer then you may not know how to talk to them, how to form a support system, or what things you can do to support them. It is hard for family and friends to know what will be the most effective form of support. Phone calls, cards, and hospital visits often support someone with cancer, but if you are looking for other ways to support a cancer patient here are 9 suggestions from WhatNexter’s themselves.

Supportive Friend

1. Do Household Chores

“The best type...

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Feeling down? 12 Feelings of Depression During Cancer

by GregP_WN

Many WhatNexter’s have said that before, during, or after cancer treatment they have experienced anxiety, fear, worry, and feelings of depression. Whether the depression is situational, clinical, or brought on by certain cancer treatments, it is common to feel depressed. Here are 12 feelings of depression that WhatNexter’s have experienced that you may be feeling.

Depression Cancer

1. When your bad days outweigh the good days - Cancer is an emotional roller coaster and when the bad days seem to outweigh the...

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Nine Things Cancer Taught Me

by GregP_WN

By Marnie Clark, Breast Cancer Survivor, WhatNexter (MarnieC) and blogger


From the day I was told that I had breast cancer, I knew I was about to embark on an extraordinary journey.

Here are the 9 things I learned along the way.

1 Having cancer doesn’t mean you’re going to die. This was an important mind change for me because I lost my mother and Grandmother to breast cancer. I read somewhere that if you change your mind; you can change your life. I’ve found that to...

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WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist Vol. 2

by GregP_WN


 When you hear a song it takes you back to where you were when it first came out. Some songs take you to good times, others take you to bad times. Music inspires, soothes, invigorates and can just get under your skin in ways indescribable. Listening to music helps pass the time, and can s  oothe the nerves and calm you down to make treatment go easier. Here is another installment of our WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist. Share your favorite tunes for getting you through...

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Inspiring New Book for Caregivers Offers Tips, Laughs & Hope

by Karen Glowacki

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When Rob Harris of found out his wife was diagnosed with cancer (the first time), he found himself with a new role, "cancer caregiver." After supporting is wife through her second diagnosis, Rob was inspired to help other caregivers be as effective and empowered as possible. We sat down with Rob (also a WhatNext-er) to learn more about his inspiring new book, a love story that provides practical tips for the caregiver.

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