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Will Livestrong Survive?

by GregP_WN

The U.S. Anti-Droping Agency (USADA) stripped Armstrong of these titles and granted him a lifetime ban last year after U.S. officials concluded he used PED’s and now he has come clean in an attempt to preserve any bit of his career that he can. 


Lance Armstrong winning his 7th Tour De France

 Armstrong is a cancer survivor and a forerunner in the role cancer holds in the media via his contribution to the Livestrong Foundation.

As background information, Armstrong was diagnosed...

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Jenny Miller, Our WhatNexter Of The Week

by GregP_WN

This weeks WhatNexter Of The Week is Jenny Miller, she is a breast cancer survivor and an avid WhatNexter. She is always available and willing to provide support and words of encouragement to others of the Community. Her story is a two part, the first was written while going through treatment, the second part was after treatment was completed and she has a new outlook on life after treatment.

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Jenny and her Daughter Kim Amelio

Cancer is a game of Solitaire. I am the lone player. I am...

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Free Flights For Cancer Patients

by GregP_WN

Today's What Nexter is Robyn Stoller, patient advocate & founder of In 2010, Robyn lost her 47 year old husband to a very rare & aggressive cancer, but has put their journey to work for others. Her mission now is to help patients and caregivers touched by cancer find the information they need to make informed choices.

Robyn Stoller

(pictured above is Alan, me & Alan’s Sister Debby getting ready to board our Corporate Angels flight)

You have been diagnosed with cancer, and...

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Create Happiness - When Someone You Know Has Cancer

by GregP_WN

Today's Blog Post is from WhatNexter Barbara Jacoby from the Website Barbara is a two time breast cancer survivor and she also lost her Father to lung cancer and Brother to renal cancer. As you might imagine, cancer advocacy and supporting other cancer patients and survivors is a passion of hers. 

Barbara Jacoby Let Life Happen

One of the toughest things that a person will ever have to deal with is finding out that someone they know has cancer. What do you say? What can you do? What do they...

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“The New Normal”

by GregP_WN

Today’s Guest Post comes to us from Jay Thomas, author of “A Call to Faith, the Journey of a Cancer Survivor ,” and host of the website And one of our WhatNexters.

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Cancer is an insidious disease that touches far too many of us. Having had cancer four times, I apparently am here for a reason, a “new normal,” so to speak. Ever since my bouts with cancer and trying to clear my mind from “chemo brain,” I always run into trying to figure out what I am going to do next. What...

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Testicular Cancer - Detection and Treatment From A Survivor

by GregP_WN

Tickling Cancer,  one of our most active WhatNexters, and a Stage III Testicular Cancer Survivor,  has a few tips for those males who have never checked or thought about having Testicular Cancer. It's a cancer that doesn't get detected until it has progressed past Stage I far too often, simply because guys just don't check.


According to the American Cancer Society, the chance of a male developing testicular cancer is 1 in 270. More than 8,500 Men will be diagnosed with...

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Stuart Scott - Cancer has Returned

by GregP_WN

ESPN sportscaster, Stuart Scott, shared on January 14, 2013 that his cancer has returned; this will be his third time fighting cancer. In 2007, after an emergency appendectomy, Scott was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer; after six months of chemotherapy treatment Scott was cancer-free.

Stuart Scott

 Then in 2011, malignant tumors were found in his small intestine. Again, he was cancer-free after treatment but has announced this week that he is back in the fight.

Scott is attacking his cancer head...

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6 Things That Helped Me Cope with Crappy Cancer

by GregP_WN

Our Blog Post today is from one of our WhatNexters,  Kendall Scott, CHHC. Health Coach, Co-Founder of and Coauthor of Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend’s Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer

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Hearing you have cancer will smack the smile off your face, force the wind from your sail and make that glass look more than half empty. That surreal and terrifying diagnosis is something we can’t truly comprehend the enormity of it until it...

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I Don't Have The Good Cancer

by GregP_WN

Today's guest blog post is from Tina Jacques, a Stage IV Follicular Lymphoma Survivor. We often hear the statement, "that's the good kind of cancer", and Tina tells us her thoughts on if that's the case or not.

Tina Jacques

I have no fingers left to count how many times I have heard "I've heard that if you're going to get cancer, lymphoma's the one to get" or my personal favorite "oh but lymphoma is the good kind of cancer". People of the world: No. Just no. I understand that this response is...

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by GregP_WN

Today we have a guest blog post from Rob Harris from Rob Cares, a website on how to be a great caregiver. He has some great tips today on helping your loved one get through those difficult times that are bound to come up.

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What does a patient go through? One day, they are an independent, thriving, happy child or adult. The next, they are prisoners. It doesn’t have to be in a hospital. One can be held captive just as easily in their own home.

Most patients are poked and prodded. They have...

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