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Our WhatNexter of The Week

by GregP_WN

Our WhatNexter of The Week is SusanK. Susan is a Breast Cancer Survivor and shares her story with us.

My journey with breast cancer began in October 2011 with a routine mammogram. The next day I went to my daughter's home 150 miles away for a visit when my cell rang. Could I go in for a second mammogram? I could do that in a week or so, I said. A few minutes later, my family doctor called. Could I maybe go back tomorrow for another mammogram and possibly an ultra-sound? I knew my "routine"...

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3 kinds of survivors

by GregP_WN

As I sat last weekend at our Relay For Life Kick-Off event, I listened to one of this year's Heroes of Hope for Nebraska. A breast cancer survivor, Nancy was speaking about her story and how she is hope for other cancer patients. She brought back memories of the Relay for Life Summit I had attended in Lincoln, NE in October 2012. There I witnessed a tongue cancer survivor speak through his "magic microphone" about his journey and how his grandson's friends were so very curious about why Mr....

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Lifestyle Changes to Lower Your Cancer Risk

by GregP_WN

Cancer is one of the leading killers in the developed world, accounting for nearly 1 in every 4 deaths. Research on diseases up to the mid-19th century has shown that cancer was once a rare occurrence; today, however, it is rare to find someone who doesn’t have a relative or loved one who is or has been affected by it.

Lifestyle Changes

While a number of different factors have played a part in the fact that cancer has become so widespread in our society today, one of the main culprits is the drastic way our...

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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.

Blbragg

 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.

Breastcancer Breakthrough

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.

Rawfoodpyramid


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.

World Cancer Day

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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