Cancer Treatments, Insights and Other Musings -

Roller Coaster Ride

by GregP_WN

During chemo, you join an elite group that enjoys a camaraderie that many hope not to ever have to know. You get to know people by how far along in their treatment they are by the amount of hair they have on their head or if they have eyebrows or eyelashes. You can tell what kind of week they have had by the color of their skin – is it jaundice yellow? Is it pale and accompanied by sunken cheeks and black circles under their eyes? 

Care Speaking At Relay

Care speaking at Relay For Life

You can tell how they...

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TASTY FOOD OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DRY MOUTH FROM CANCER TREATMENTS

by GregP_WN

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and some cancer medications can cause dry mouth, mouth sores, thick saliva, and loss of taste. Dry mouth is not a dangerous side effect of these treatments, but it changes the quality of life and becomes a daily irritation. Here are some suggestions if you are experiencing dry mouth.

Dry Mouth

Chicken, Fish, and Casseroles

It is important to continue to get protein in your meals every day; soft-cooked poultry and fish are a great substitute for...

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Cancer Can Be Isolating

by GregP_WN

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, it can become quite isolating for both the patient and the family. Often times, friends and family may feel their visit is an imposition not wanting to “get in the way” or “bother the patient.” This couldn’t be further from the truth, at least not in our case.

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A large part of treatment is the positive reinforcement patients hear not only from their healthcare professionals but from family and friends alike. Day after day, week after week, we received...

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VALERIE HARPER STAR OF “THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW” HAS RARE BRAIN CANCER

by GregP_WN

Valerie Harper announced that she has a rare type of brain cancer. The doctors have declared her cancer terminal. Harper is best known for her role as Rhoda in the 1970’s sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and the ensuring spinoff, Rhoda. Harper is 73.

Valerie Harper

During her successful career as an actress, Harper earned four Emmys and a Golden Globe Award. Her cancer is a rare form in which the cancer cells invade the membrane around the brain. Harper says that her doctors have given her three months...

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Do You Juice?

by GregP_WN

Our guest blog today is from our own WhatNexter Kendall Scott, CHHC, AKA Kendallhhc, on WhatNext, stop by her profile page and thank her for the great information.

I had never even heard of juicing B.C. (before cancer). Healthy juice to me was a glass of O.J. from the carton for breakfast – and that was usually paired with a bagel with cream cheese and a lot of coffee. Actually, I usually skipped the O.J. completely. And sometimes the bagel with cream cheese too. My breakfast was...

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A Battle With Ovarian Cancer-WhatNexter Fights/Wins

by GregP_WN

This weeks WhatNexter of The Week is Derbygirl, an Ovarian Cancer survivor since 2007. Stop by her page and tell her thanks for sharing her story with us. 

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I'll never forget the journey I went through since 2008. I called the doctor in December 2007 regarding a pain on my right side that I
thought was my appendix acting up. After he did my exam, he ordered an ultrasound which showed a cyst twisted around my right ovary. He told
me surgery was the only option so after a cardiac...

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U.S. SINGER DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER AFTER 10 YEAR REMISSION

by GregP_WN

U.S. singer Anastacia, who has popularity in Europe and Australia, had to cancel her tour scheduled for April 6 because her breast cancer has come back for the second time. Her tour was to take place in Europe beginning in London. Anastacia, whose full name is Anastacia Lyn Newkirk, successfully battled cancer in 2003 and has since been in remission. Anastacia is 44 years old.

Anastacia 29

Anastacia hopes to make a full recovery with the support of her family, friends, and fans. Although she laments the...

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ACTRESS BONNIE FRANKLIN DIES OF PANCREATIC CANCER

by GregP_WN

Actress Bonnie Franklin, star of “One Day at a Time” 70’s television show, died at 69 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In September of last year Franklin shared that she had been diagnosed in August of 2012. She died surrounded by her family; a private memorial service will be held in her honor.

Bonnie Franklin

“One Day at a Time”, Franklin’s claim to fame, ran from 1974-1985. Franklin earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role in this comedy sitcom. The show was a success and discussed...

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Thyroid Cancer-How I Won

by GregP_WN

My name is Elaine Savard, emsavard on WhatNext. I am a papillary thyroid cancer
survivor since 1997. I have endured many different experiences with this cancer and
would like to share how.

Belief 1

Thyroid cancer is a cancer that changes your life completely. This cancer involves the removing of the thyroid gland, known as the “master gland” of the body. We forever have to regulate the very important thyroid hormones with a little pill

How do you deal with thyroid cancer? 

“Worry is a...

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Steve Garvey contributes to prostate cancer awareness via his own battle

by GregP_WN

Steve Garvey, former Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres first baseman, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2012. His cancer was removed in October; Garvey has resolved to spend a considerable amount of his time and money raising awareness for the cancer. Garvey feels a strong calling on behalf of his disease.

Steve Garvey

Garvey was surprised by his diagnosis, but he has some family history of prostate cancer. His father was diagnosed with prostate cancer at 64 and lived for 19 years...

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