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Meals As You Heal

by GregP_WN

The effects of radiation continue for weeks after treatment has been completed. We continue to research and test foods that will be enjoyable while at the same time provide enough calories and nutritional value.

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 Barbara Bragg, Author of Destination Cancer Free

At three weeks post treatment, we began introducing solid food back into my husband’s diet very slowly. His doctors wanted him to maintain his weight eating by mouth alone for several weeks before they were willing to remove his...

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Top 5 Cancer Videos That Will Make You Laugh

by GregP_WN

Disclaimer: cancer is not funny. However, laughter therapy is one of the best everyday ways to cope with having cancer. Such a personal disease often eliminates pretense and brings people together. Funny videos about cancer help to raise awareness, and remind people of routine tests to remember, while still remaining light-hearted.

1. Rethink Breast Cancer: Your Man Reminder

Rethink Breast Cancer, a Canadian breast cancer charity that brings bold awareness to the ‘under-40 crowd’, has...

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Wednesday's WhatNexter Of The Week - MGM48

by GregP_WN

This weeks WhatNexter of the week is MGM48. He is a 2 time Prostate Cancer survivor as well as Stroke survivor, a regular contributor on WhatNext and a great advocate for those fighting Prostate Cancer. 

Mike Photo

My journey actually started in January 2005 with a routine physical. My PSA was high. I had no idea that one day I’d wish for it to be as low as a 4. There was no WhatNext back then. All I found were a bunch of disconnected websites. Even the good ones of 8 years ago have come a long...

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Promising New Breast Cancer Drug

by GregP_WN

Roche, swiss drugmaker, boasts of promising new cancer therapy drugs to be released later this month. Among these drugs is T-DM1 (trastuzumab-emtansine) which is used to fight advanced breast cancer. Roche awaits federal approval; T-DM1 has been under trial since October of 2012. The FDA will most likely announce decision near February 26.

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T-DM1 combines Herceptin and a powerful chemotherapy agent to target inside the cancer cells of HER2-positive breast cancer, a very aggressive form of...

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S.A.D., C.R.A.P., Cancer and a Raw Deal

by GregP_WN

My oncologist was a brilliant man. It took me 13 years to find him and he retired at the end of the year I was treated, 11 years ago. When he announced his retirement, I visited him and thanked him for my life.

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Most of us eat a Standard American Diet (SAD). We eat ingest Cola/cooked/canned food products, refined food product, altered food product via genetic splicing/additives which are chemicals, and processed/preservative laden meals (CRAP). This way of eating does not deliver enough...

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WORLD CANCER DAY

by GregP_WN

February 4th is World Cancer Day; it is a day that declares to the world that ending cancer should be a global health priority. It is an opportunity to raise all voices to improve awareness and knowledge of cancer and to bring light to misconceptions about the disease.

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World Cancer Day is supported by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). This year they will aim to address four main myths associated with cancer via the question “Cancer - Did you know?” The United States shows...

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Preventing The Dental Side Effects of Head & Neck Cancer Treatment

by GregP_WN

When we are diagnosed with cancer, we think of all the treatments we will have to have, radiation, chemotherapy, surgery and many other procedures. Initially, we are worried about getting rid of the cancer and not worried about the side effects of all those treatments. Prolonged dental problems are some of the least discussed side effects and can be some of the worst. Most of us are not told about the importance of preventing the dental side effects of head and neck cancer treatment, and many...

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Making Dinner Quick and Tasty: Simple Green Stir Fry

by GregP_WN

Kendall Scott, CHHC

One of the misconceptions I sometimes hear regarding eating a healthier diet is that it’s too time consuming. Food that is quick to make can’t be good for you too. And that’s what I always thought too, which is why on the days I was getting home from work at 9 o’clock in the evening, I was picking up a pizza instead of making something health-promoting. 

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While getting in the kitchen and cooking can be time-intensive, it doesn’t have to be. If I didn’t have some quick...

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Don't Be Afraid of Your "New Normal"

by GregP_WN

Life's journey brings all of us many changes. And with each one comes a "new normal." Think about it...after you graduate high school or college, get married, have your first baby...life is never again what it used to be. You may have heard from your oncologists, nurses, and PAs about a "new normal" after cancer. What exactly does that mean?

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Lisa Lathrop Survivor, Relayer

Does it mean that you'll be able to go back to your old job but maybe not be able to work as many hours as you once did,...
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When a Hernia Meets Cancer

by GregP_WN

This week's WhatNexter of the week is Buckey Shelby. She is an Endometrial Cancer Survivor and is starting to get compfortable with the idea of being a survivor. Shelby is very active on our site always there to help others along their way, offering support and answering questions that those who are just starting always have on their mind.

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My name is Shelby Bartellis, know as Buckeye Shelby on WhatNext. I’m 48 years old and am just recently willing to call myself a survivor of endometrial...

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