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The Power of A Written Note

by David Wasilewski

I have a 9-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter. When I was young my parents always made my sister and I write thank you cards after receiving gifts for our birthday and Christmas. I am truly embarrassed to say my wife and I have been very slack about making our kids write thank you cards. 

The Power Of A Handwritten Note

Maybe it is because it feels so old school, the kids don’t want to take time out of playing to write, we never have thank you cards when we need them or maybe it is because our kids don’t...

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Hospice - When Cancer Leaves You No More Options

by GregP_WN

"Hospice " - A word that scares a lot of people, and a service that most of us never want to sign up for. But, when that time comes, when all other options have been exhausted, it is a valuable service. Sadly, I have experienced the services of a Hospice service twice, once with each Parent, only ten months apart. 

Hospice When Cancer Leaves You No More Options

Taking care of a loved one through with Hospice during the last days of their life is one of the hardest things I have ever done, and one of the most rewarding.

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Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy & Metallic Taste

by GregP_WN

Originally Posted at www.Metaqil.com the makers of Metaqil. That metallic taste we get in our mouth after having chemo is a common side effect. There have been hundreds of remedies suggested and written about on WhatNext. I recently ran across this product that eliminates that taste, so I thought it was worth looking into. Here is some information that was originally posted on their website. 

Metqil Revised Bottle

Radiation therapy to the neck and head can damage taste buds and salivary glands, causing the...

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What to Do When the Family Doesn't Support Your Cancer Fight?

by Jane Ashley

The cancer diagnosis doesn’t come with an easy-to-follow instruction book. Every patient responds to treatment differently. And the exact details of each person’s cancer are different. That is what our “shared experiences” are so helpful. But, what to do when the family doesn't support your cancer fight? Here are some ideas.

You Are Not Alone With Cancer

Communication seems to be the key element in gaining support during your cancer fight. How can you get the help you need if your family and/or friends don’t know how you...

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April Cancer Awareness and Events

by GregP_WN

April highlights the following types of cancer:

April Cancer Banner

Head and Neck Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and the Oral Cancer Foundation would like to invite you to join us in our national screening campaign to end oral cancer! Oral Cancer awareness in the American public is low. Approximately 49,750 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people in the US EVERY DAY will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer, and that one person EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY,...

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I'm a Mother, Wife, and Lung Cancer Survivor

by Sharon McBride

Our Guest Blog Post today is from "CheryNCP" She is a Mother, Grandmother, Wife, career woman, and a lung cancer survivor, as well as an active member of WhatNext. This is her story.

Sam

My name is Sharon McBride but all my friends call me Sam. I am a 66-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother. I live in Mobile, Alabama with my husband Bob and our two cats Grayson and Shadow. I worked in the medical field nearly my entire working life in one capacity or another. I was working part-time as an...

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Surviving Cancer And Making Bank - A How-to Guide

by Lisa Vento

Editor's note: A Guest Blog Post from WhatNexter Lisa Vento - "TimeBetweenIs" on WhatNext. She is a breast cancer survivor and fierce advocate for breast cancer issues and women's issues in the workplace, especially after or during cancer. She helps Women figure out how to get back to work and regain their confidence. 

Lisa Vento Surviving Cancer And Making Bank

Surviving Cancer & Making Bank - a How-To Guide

For those of us who are hit with the beast of cancer, without warning or planning because who in the world...

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Surviving Larynx Cancer - And a Misdiagnosis

by GregP_WN

Editor's Note: Our Guest Blog Post today is from WhatNexter "Patches0" she is a 6-year survivor of Larynx cancer, but almost didn't live through a misdiagnosis of COPD to be able to survive cancer. Her story of perseverance is inspiring.  

Patches

About 2010 I started having a lot of difficulty breathing. Worse than normal that is, as I had always been troubled with asthma. But at this time, the coughing and breathing became so bad I was hospitalized several times. My primary doctor kept trying...

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Getting Financial Help With Drug Costs

by GregP_WN

How to pay for cancer treatment? You've been diagnosed with cancer, the plan of treatment has been determined, it includes a new drug that has shown great promise for stopping your type of cancer. All you need is $57,000.00 per treatment, and you will need twelve. No problem, right? Here are some tips and resources for getting financial help with drug costs.

Getting Help With The High Costs Of Chemo Drugs

If you have been dealing with cancer treatment costs for any time at all you have undoubtedly realized that this is probably going to...

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Why I Finally Got a Feeding Tube

by Laura Compston

Editor's note: Today's Blog Post is from "LCompston", she is a two-time survivor of head and neck cancer, that covers over 32 years. She has persevered all of the treatments, the side effects, and everything that cancer has thrown at her over the majority of her life, and she is still happy to be here to tell us about it. Today, she describes what it's like to live with a feeding tube. 

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I resisted getting a feeding tube for as long as I could. I knew I’d have to use one eventually,...

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