October 2018
WhatNext News and Notes
Our most popular Blog Posts, questions, and more from the Website during October
Our WhatNexters of the Month are: L to R, "Adrienne" , "Jaxun1" , and "Russ"
Visit our Pinboard for more WhatNexter Photos and Graphics
Most of us expect to feel jubilant and overjoyed when our treatment ends. But many of us find that it’s not that easy to   transition back into “nor mal” life . People who haven’t experienced cancer firsthand, either as a patient or caregiver, don’t realize that just because we’re not taking medications does not mean that our cancer care is over.

Shock, fear, anger, denial, overwhelmed – even Oh, no…WhatNext? And for most of us, we wonder if they can treat what we have. Most of us want it cut out, zapped with radiation or killed by chemo – we want it gone – and most of us are willing to go the distance in the pursuit of a successful treatment.

Peripheral neuropathy  is a common side effect in many cancer patients. Certain families of chemotherapy (platinum compounds, taxanes, vinca alkaloids, epothilones, bortezomib, fluorouracil, and thalidomide) are the most likely to cause chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). CIPN is now one of the most frequent reasons for referral to a pain clinic


Tutorial Videos to Edit Your WhatNext Profile Page
We often get emails from some of our members asking how to add a photo to their profile, or how to add a cancer diagnosis, or change their email notifications settings. We have made a set of tutorials to give you some quick and easy help. Just click the link below to review the tutorial page.

How do you cope with having cancer, going through treatments and dealing with it all when you're alone?
How long did you have to wait before getting your diagnosis?
What are your best tips to avoid the constant worry and anxiety about cancer?