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Are You Prepared for a Disaster as a Cancer Patient?

by GregP_WN

With all the hurricanes hitting the US lately, combined with the occasional tornado, flood, earthquake, ice storm, wildfire or other disasters, everyone should be like a Boy Scout, be prepared. Are you prepared for a disaster as a cancer patient? We have special needs and should take those into consideration if we should need to leave home or have to shelter in place at home without electricity for a while. 

Are You Prepared For A Disaster As A Cancer Patient

A lot of people say "it will never happen to me", we won't have to evacuate....

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Is Cancer REALLY Over, When It's Over?

by GregP_WN

From the time of diagnosis, through all of the surgeries, treatments, fighting the side effects and everything else that comes with a cancer diagnosis, you have heard "stay strong, it will be over soon ". But is cancer really over, when it's over? 

Is Cancer Really Over When It's Over

Your average person will not understand what we survivors mean. How can it not be over? You're not taking treatments any longer, the doctor said you were good to go. All we have to do now is come back for checkups, the occasional scan or...

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Cancer Awareness for September

by GregP_WN

September is a busy month for cancer awareness and events. This month these types of cancer and conditions are recognized.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (typically the last week in September)
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness 

Ask anyone with a child that has been diagnosed with...

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24 Survivor's Tips to Better Handle Chemo and Radiation

by GregP_WN

You have been given the three-word sentence that none of us ever wants to hear... YOU HAVE CANCER! For many of us, your head is spinning and you may not even be able to hear anything else that the Dr. tells you after that. The information starts coming at you like water out of a hose drowning you in the face. 

24 Ways Tips To Better Handle Chemo And Radiation

They will tell you the type of cancer, the location, eventually, they will tell you the stage, and maybe a plan of treatment. One common part of treatment is chemotherapy. There...

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Things We Didn't Expect From Cancer Treatments - But Wish We Did

by GregP_WN

After you get the cancer diagnosis, the next thing you usually get is a plan of treatment. A road map of what's going to happen, when and approximately how long they expect it to take. Keep in mind that this treatment plan is subject to change when problems, side effects or other issues pop up, and they usually do! They will tell you lots of things to expect, but these are some things that happened, that we didn't expect from cancer treatments, but wish we did. 

Side Effects We Wish We Had Known About

The term "treatments"...

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Get Cancer Support, Inspiration, Motivation and Education, at WhatNext.com

by GregP_WN

WhatNext was formed to allow cancer patients, their family, friends, and caregivers to connect and share their personal cancer experiences along the way. Have you ever heard someone say "you just wouldn't understand since you haven't been through it"? Well, it's true in the case of cancer. A cancer patient will understand and have empathy for you when you tell them about the side effects you're having after chemo. 

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They will understand when you tell them about nausea that the radiation...

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Let Your Smartphone Help You Be a Smarter Patient

by GregP_WN

Almost all of us have one now, you see people locked into their phones reading articles, playing games, texting, emailing or using Social Media. Smartphones are a part of our lives. Some people have been so wrapped up on their phone that they have walked into water fountains, down stairs or worse. So....you might as well let your smartphone help you be a smarter patient. 

Let Your Smartphone Help You Be A Better Patient

Most all smartphones come with a calendar app. This alone is a big help in keeping all of your doctor's...

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August Cancer Awareness Information

by GregP_WN

August is Summer Sun Safety Month, August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day, August 7 - 13th is National Health Center Week, and the American Cancer Society kicks off its series of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. 

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On World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, 2017, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS joins the grassroots...

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What’s the best approach for treating prostate cancer? Don’t ask a Naturopath.

by Britt Hermes

This article originally appeared on Britt Hermes' blog Naturopathic Diaries on 9-26-2016.  She is an ex-naturopathic doctor. She started her blog to expose naturopathic medicine and protect patients from the dangerous and incompetent practices rife in her former profession. We are sharing this article on Naturopathic treatment for prostate cancer to share her view of it from her own experiences. 

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Journalists seem to have a difficult time reporting the latest medical...

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8 Tips For Battling Chemo Brain

by Brian English

The fogginess. The forgetfulness. The feeling of cluelessness. That’s chemo brain , one of the most frustrating side effects of cancer treatment. There’s even an official name for it – bet you didn’t know that. It’s called “Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment.”

Chemo Brain

Of course, cancer patients probably have some more colorful ways to describe the condition, but it wouldn’t be polite to print those here.

One of the problems with chemo brain is that because it’s been given a familiar name,...

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