Posts tagged “Surviving Cancer”

13 Characteristics Worth Cultivating When Diagnosed With Cancer

by Jane Ashley

The diagnosis of cancer is often a shocking and traumatic experience, but we have to deal with the diagnosis. It has to be treated — ready or not; cancer doesn’t wait.

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So how do we cope? How do we learn to deal with the physical consequences of our diagnosis and the emotional ups and downs?
Part of the way that we cope is with cultivating and enhancing characteristics that we have, but that may lie hidden and seldom used. We all have these traits, and with a little coaxing and development,...

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Why You Should "Live Like You Were Dying" - If You Have Cancer

by GregP_WN

The first time I heard this song, I was just a few years out from the final treatments for my second diagnosis of Hodgkins Disease. As I listened to the lyrics I thought how true they are. I was 30 and cancer had already tried to kill me twice. I needed to get past that time and get busy living.

Why You Should Live Like You Were Dying If You Have Cancer

Whether you have just been diagnosed, or in the middle of treatments or in survivorship and moving on with your life, maybe we should take his advice and "live like you were dying". Maybe you should...

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Breast Cancer Survivors Deserve to Survive Beautifully

by Lana Koifman

Our WhatNexter of the Week is Lana Koifman , a seven-year survivor of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, and Founder of Surviving Beautifully.

Lana Koifman, Surviving Beautifully

Lana Koifman-Founder of Surviving Beautifully

It's not surprising that the song of choice for my work outs - especially my treadmill runs - is "I'm a Survivor" by Destiny's Child. My name is Lana Koifman and seven years ago I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, a really crappy type of breast cancer. Yes, I do realize there are no good kinds. My...

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How to Plan For the Future But Live in the Present

by GregP_WN

How To Plan For The Future, But Live In The Present

Everyone’s heard it. The quote that reads, “Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.” It’s one of those quotes that always end up on a magnet, or a plaque, or maybe even a t-shirt.
But do you ever take time to really read it? To marinate on those words? To wonder what it means? Cancer can make it pretty tough to decide where to focus the most energy—either on today or the future. But we say both! Here are 10 ways to...

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Cancer Survivors - Words of Wisdom

by Brittany McNabb

In a question posted on the site, WhatNexter TXHill asked others about words of wisdom that inspired them in their journey with cancer. We decided to share these words from cancer survivors since WhatNexters are always asking each other "What gets you through?"Here are a few words of wisdom that might help you as you cope with your diagnosis, undergo cancer treatment, and wade through your journey with cancer.  

Cancer Survivors Words Of Wisdom

"As you go through your day, notice what works for you. Then...

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A Physician with Cancer: It's Just as Scary

by bnmcnabb

Physician To Patient

WhatNexter of the week, Zubsha, shares her incredible journey of going from a primary care physician to a cancer patient. She explains that no one can really be prepared for a cancer diagnosis but within herself she found strength and is now moving onward and upward with her life. Read her unique perspective below.

On January 3, 2012 I became something I have never been before. I became a vulnerable, sick person with a diagnosis that required others to care for me. This kind of event is...

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Our WhatNexter of The Week - KateMarie

by GregP_WN

I’m Kate, known on WhatNext as KateMarie. Because of some problems I experienced for years I had a total abdominal hysterectomy on 2/5/13. On 2/11/13 while in my gynecologist’s office for a post-surgery exam, she informed me that the pathology report showed I had Stage 1 Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma.

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Surprise! After consulting a gynecological oncologist, I had a laparoscopic bilateral pelvic para aortic lymph node dissection on 4/15/13, along with a needed laparoscopic umbilical hernia...

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