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I Don't Have The Good Cancer

by GregP_WN.

Today's guest blog post is from Tina Jacques, a Stage IV Follicular Lymphoma Survivor. We often hear the statement, "that's the good kind of cancer", and Tina tells us her thoughts on if that's the case or not.

Tina Jacques

I have no fingers left to count how many times I have heard "I've heard that if you're going to get cancer, lymphoma's the one to get" or my personal favorite "oh but lymphoma is the good kind of cancer". People of the world: No. Just no. I understand that this response is...

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HELP YOUR LOVED ONE THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES

by GregP_WN.

Today we have a guest blog post from Rob Harris from Rob Cares, a website on how to be a great caregiver. He has some great tips today on helping your loved one get through those difficult times that are bound to come up.

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What does a patient go through? One day, they are an independent, thriving, happy child or adult. The next, they are prisoners. It doesn’t have to be in a hospital. One can be held captive just as easily in their own home.

Most patients are poked and prodded. They have...

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Abrub – Rare Cancer: a Journey

by GregP_WN.

This weeks WhatNexter of the Week is Abrub . She is a long time WhatNexter on the site and has offered her experiences and knowledge learned through her first hand fight with a rare cancer. She describes her story for us

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How do I describe my journey through cancer, a rare cancer at that?

April 6, 2007: It wasn’t quite a normal day. Surgery isn’t normal. My gynecologist decided that a hysterectomy was appropriate to determine the cause of abnormal bleeding and a fibroid that on MRI didn’t...

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12 Ways To Battle Metallic Taste From Chemo

by GregP_WN.

Most people who are given Chemo will go through periods of bad taste in the mouth , where everything you eat tastes like metal, this is called Dysgeusia (a change in the sense of taste) it may occur during or after cancer treatment.

Bad Taste 

Some foods may taste different than they did in the past, some foods may taste bland, or every food may taste the same. Specifically, bitter, sweet, and salty foods may taste different, and some people may have a metallic or chemical taste in their mouth,...

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Wednesday's WhatNexter Of The Week - PackerBacker

by GregP_WN.

PackbackThis weeks Wednesday's WhatNexter of the Week is PackerBacker  who has fought Lung Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer and Adult Sarcoma. Currently After being told it was tongue cancer, then that the primary was lung cancer, now they tell her she has sarcoma, a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, more specifically. We asked for a little information about her journey with cancer and here is her story. We are glad to have her with us at WhatNext, drop by her profile page and...

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5 New Years Resolutions For Cancer Fighters

by GregP_WN.

Those of us fighting cancer have a different outlook on life, and therefore might have a different set of resolutions that the average person on the street. Here are 5 resolutions that some of the WhatNexters have declared.

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1) Don't Sweat The Small Stuff  

After a cancer diagnoses your priorities tend to change. What used to be a big deal is now minor stuff, and what was a minor detail that maybe used to get you going, now doesn't even get noticed. Some of the things that are now...

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Persevering with Cancer

by gabeallen.

The negativity from cancer can be a difficult thing to overcome. Watch as Greg Pierce, WhatNext's Community Manager, talks about how having a positive mental attitude is one of the most important things you can have during your fight against cancer.

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9 Valuable Resources For Cancer Patients

by GregP_WN.

This week we have a guest blog from a helpful WhatNexter Nancebeth. Nancy is a Breast Cancer survivor that has been through a lot during her journey. While fighting cancer she discovered there are things that a cancer patient can use help with. Financial resources, social resources and a myriad of others. She accumulated this list that might help others along the way.

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While fighting breast cancer, I spent a lot of sleepless nights online. I found some great resources for cancer patients...

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The HPV Vaccine: 3 Shots of Prevention

by GregP_WN.

Today, we welcome a guest blog from the American Cancer Society's director of breast and gynecologic cancer, Debbie Saslow, PhD, providing an overview of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cervical cancer prevention.

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Many people ask me about whether or not their daughters should get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can help prevent cervical cancer. As with all new vaccines, there has been some controversy. Some parents have been reluctant to get their daughters...

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Nine Things Cancer Taught Me

by GregP_WN.

By Marnie Clark, Breast Cancer Survivor, WhatNexter (MarnieC) and blogger http://MarnieClark.com

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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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