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9 Valuable Resources For Cancer Patients

by GregP_WN

This week we have a guest blog from a helpful WhatNexter Nancebeth. Nancy is a Breast Cancer survivor that has been through a lot during her journey. While fighting cancer she discovered there are things that a cancer patient can use help with. Financial resources, social resources and a myriad of others. She accumulated this list that might help others along the way.

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While fighting breast cancer, I spent a lot of sleepless nights online. I found some great resources for cancer patients...

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The HPV Vaccine: 3 Shots of Prevention

by GregP_WN

Today, we welcome a guest blog from the American Cancer Society's director of breast and gynecologic cancer, Debbie Saslow, Ph.D., providing an overview of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cervical cancer prevention.

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Many people ask me about whether or not their daughters should get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can help prevent cervical cancer. As with all new vaccines, there has been some controversy. Some parents have been reluctant to get their daughters...

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Nine Things Cancer Taught Me

by GregP_WN

By Marnie Clark, Breast Cancer Survivor, WhatNexter (MarnieC) and blogger http://MarnieClark.com

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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 WhatNext.com. 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

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 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:

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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 WhatNext.com 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

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Background: WhatNext.com 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 WhatNext.com 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

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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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