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Nine Things Cancer Taught Me

by GregP_WN

By Marnie Clark, Breast Cancer Survivor, WhatNexter (MarnieC) and blogger


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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Cancer During the Holidays - Cleaning Tips

by gabeallen

During the holidays, many dealing with cancer face the added pressure and stress of keeping the house clean when family and friends come over.  Greg Pierce, WhatNext's Community Manager and 3x Cancer Survivor, shares resources dedicated to those dealing with cancer to clean their house for free and relieve that added stress.

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Hey, everybody, Greg Pierce for Well, the holidays are getting closer and for the women out there that are fighting cancer this...

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WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist Vol. 2

by GregP_WN


 When you hear a song it takes you back to where you were when it first came out. Some songs take you to good times, others take you to bad times. Music inspires, soothes, invigorates and can just get under your skin in ways indescribable. Listening to music helps pass the time, and can s  oothe the nerves and calm you down to make treatment go easier. Here is another installment of our WhatNext Ultimate Chemo Playlist. Share your favorite tunes for getting you through...

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Foods and Drinks to Get You Through Cancer Treatment

by GregP_WN

You've been hit with a cancer diagnosis, told that you'll need to undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation and that you need to do your best to maintainCancer 10 Foods Berries 320 proper nutrition and a healthy weight. It's not always so easy to accomplish. We asked the WhatNext network to share the foods, drinks and tips (and some tasty treats!) that helped them to get through treatment. Here's what they offered up:

1. Eat small meals 5-6 times per day.
2. Don't buy in bulk. What you may like one day may not taste or...

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Don't Let Cancer Dampen Your Holidays

by gabeallen

Living with cancer can be extremely difficult, and the holidays can make it even more difficult without help. Greg Pierce, WhatNext's Community Manager and 3x Cancer Survivor, shares tips to get through and make the most out of the holidays.

Hey, everybody, Greg Pierce here for with some tips to help you make it through the holidays when dealing with cancer. If you're like me, you're one of 14 million people living with cancer in the United States and the holidays can be a hard...

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10 Tips for Someone Diagnosed with Cancer

by KarenG_WN


Background: is an online support network developed in partnership with the American Cancer Society that helps help cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers gain firsthand insight into living with cancer and connect with others facing a similar diagnosis. Members of are sometimes referred to as "WhatNexters."

Once you or a loved one are faced with a cancer diagnosis, you have so many questions, fears and concerns. How am I going to get through this? Where do I...

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Acupuncture For The Cancer Patient

by KarenG_WN


By K. Simon Yeung, PharmD, LAc, Manager, "About Herbs" website, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

In the last two decades, many cancer survivors have turned to complementary and alternative therapies, including acupuncture. According to the National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, acupuncture is considered a form of mind-body medicine. A report by the Centers for Disease Control indicated that more than 8 million Americans use acupuncture to treat...

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Reducing Stress from Your Life

by Rob Harris aka RobCares

Stress 1 150x99Consider the typical work week. Which day do you look forward to? Which day do you dread? The answer is fairly obvious isn’t it?
Unless you come from another planet, you are like most of us: love Fridays and dread Mondays. Our hatred of Mondays begins on Sunday, somewhere between noon and dinner time. Does it have to be that way? If Friday is, indeed, the least stressful day of the week, why can’t all days be like Friday? What is preventing us from thinking this way?

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Celebrate Your Life

by Kendall Scott, CHHC

SmoothiesThere’s nothing like getting slapped with a cancer diagnosis to make you realize how short life is. How often are we running here, there and everywhere, forgetting to take the time to celebrate and enjoy life as we go?

Ironically, it was getting cancer that, for some of us, caused us to really wake up to our lives, moment by moment, and to make the decision to enjoy each day for all it's worth. This celebration of life can take place in big and small ways: dancing in the kitchen, singing...

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Why I Do a Monthly Self Breast Exam

by Staci1219

Staci 60 DayWhen my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 59 it was a shock to my whole family. They found it through a regular routine checkup, she had to have a lumpectomy and remove some lymph nodes.

After she recovered from the surgery she started on a round of Chemo and radiation. Mom was a trooper through all that, she had her good days and bad days like everybody does but she got thru it.

A year to the day later she went back for her check up and found out she had AML(acute myloid...

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