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“The New Normal”

by GregP_WN.

Today’s Guest Post comes to us from Jay Thomas, author of “A Call to Faith, the Journey of a Cancer Survivor,” and host of the website ACallToFaithBook.com. And one of our WhatNexters.

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Cancer is an insidious disease that touches far too many of us. Having had cancer four times, I apparently am here for a reason, a “new normal,” so to speak. Ever since my bouts with cancer and trying to clear my mind from “chemo brain,” I always run into trying to figure out what I am going to do next. What...

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Testicular Cancer - Detection and Treatment From A Survivor

by GregP_WN.

Tickling Cancer,  one of our most active WhatNexters, and a Stage III Testicular Cancer Survivor,  has a few tips for those males who have never checked or thought about having Testicular Cancer. It's a cancer that doesn't get detected until it has progressed past Stage I far too often, simply because guys just don't check.

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According to the American Cancer Society, the chance of a male developing testicular cancer is 1 in 270. More than 8,500 Men will be diagnosed with...

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Stuart Scott - Cancer has Returned

by GregP_WN.

ESPN sportscaster, Stuart Scott, shared on January 14, 2013 that his cancer has returned; this will be his third time fighting cancer. In 2007, after an emergency appendectomy, Scott was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer; after six months of chemotherapy treatment Scott was cancer-free.

Stuart Scott

 Then in 2011, malignant tumors were found in his small intestine. Again, he was cancer-free after treatment but has announced this week that he is back in the fight.

Scott is attacking his cancer head...

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6 Things That Helped Me Cope with Crappy Cancer

by GregP_WN.

Our Blog Post today is from one of our WhatNexters,  Kendall Scott, CHHC. Health Coach, Co-Founder of TheKickingKitchen.com and Coauthor of Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend’s Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer

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Hearing you have cancer will smack the smile off your face, force the wind from your sail and make that glass look more than half empty. That surreal and terrifying diagnosis is something we can’t truly comprehend the enormity of it until it...

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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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