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whats your cancer fight song.

jermain21
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I think everyone who has to do treatment should have one, heck even if u don't have to do treatment. What's that song that gets u threw the Monday radiation session? I have a couple,my main one is The killers-sweet talk. The nurses who gave me radiation always played me the same cd and when I was about 5 minutes away from the end of treatment the pretender by the foo fighters would play, so that's number 2.

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ratface
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by the Eagles has become my fight song. I didn't have one during treatment as I pretty much just relied on terror for that. I use it now to accomplish unpleasant goals associated with post treatment and beyond!

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sweetblood22
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I can't say I had just one song. I brought in three CDs and they rotated them for me every day. I still have those play lists saved on my iPod because they are some of my favorite feel good tunes:

Waiting For You- Seal
Alive & Kicking- Simple Minds
Brand New Day-Sting
Break It Down Again- Tears For Fears
Interstate Love Song- STP
Learn To Fly- Foo Fighters
Viva La Vida- Cold Play
Champagne Supernova- Oasis

#2 Dance CD

SOS- Rihanna
All Things Just Keep Getting Better- Wildelife
Groovy Train
Low- Flo Rida
Steal My Sunshine- Len
Wind It Up- Gwenn Stefani
Disturbia- Rihanna
Shake Your Tailfeather
Clumsy- Fergie
Don't Stop The Music- Rihanna

#3

Sowing The Seeds Of Love- Tears For Fears
Life in a Northern Town
Angel- Adam Ant
Back On My Feet Again- The Babys
Wonderful- Adam Ant
Breakout- Swing Out Sister
Chuck E's In love- Ricki Lee Jones
Crash Into Me- Dave Matthews
Fall To Pieces- Velvet Revolver

The first couple of days I went, I tried classical music. It made it drag too much!!!! I like classical, but it wasn't cutting it. When they played the dance tunes, it was hard to stay still. Good tunes made the time go by easier. One day, they forgot to put my disk in, and they had the soundtrack to Mamma Mia in. Good grief!! I would rather stick a red hot poker in my own eye. No offense to anyone who likes it, it wasn't for me. I think that session dragged the most. Lol.

The girls liked my CDs so on my last day, I let them keep them.

jermain21
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And I was really drawn to coldplay-scientist and fix you.

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KristynRuth86
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Just have to say I LOVE fix you. Good song choice

jermain21
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If u like fix u I promise you 100% with out a doubt that you will love the killers-reason unknown. It should be the theme song for any cancer survivor.:)

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luv2cut1
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If You're Going Through Hell- Rodney Atkins

If you're going through hell
Keep on going
Don't slow down
Of you're scared don't show it
You might get out before the devil even knows you're there

If you're going through hell
Keep on moving
Face that fire
Walk right through it
You might get out before the devil even knows you're there.

jermain21
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That song is really good I like it. It's in my playlist now

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ekdennie
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I would play 10 minutes of loud meaningless dance club type music before I would go in for treatment...it would still be playing around in my head throughout treatment. my mom always asked me if I wanted something more sedate or calming, I told her, no...I want something that gets my blood pumping and reminds me that I am alive and that I want to dance with my children again very soon. it worked for me! it also kept me feeling upbeat, even when I mentally wasn't.
the one time I didn't listen to it, I ended up bawling in the bathroom after treatment...that only happened once.

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sweetblood22
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We posted at the same time. I totally agree about the dance tunes! :)

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SIRENAF42
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I had the same two songs play during my radiation...

New Attitude - by Patty Labelle
Faith - by George Michael, .... Cause ya got to have faith faith faith, I gotta have faith... lalalala

jermain21
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They played this on bob marley song every time. It goes every little thing is gonna be alright

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Pam M
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Love it "this is our message to you oo oo Don't worry about a thing - cause every little thing thing is gonna be alright"

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adventurebob
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Hi Jermain,
I listened to so much in the rad room but would have to say Fearless by Pink Floyd. The song is inspirational but also something about Pink Floyd's music cancels out the ringing in my ears from the Cisplatin.
I'm curious about your cancer Jermain. On your "about me" page it says you had cervical cancer yet your name seems like a man's name. Also curious about the support you might need from a head and neck cancer board for cervical cancer. Of course we're here to support any brother or sister with any cancer but we're probably most useful to an H&N survivor. How can we best support you? Thanks for the interesting topics.

Bob

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Kent Cass
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Music...my song is Celine's live "Oh Holy Night." Yeah, I know. And Safe And Sound. Reckon it's something about beautiful women and beautiful songs that brings out the best in the #51.

kcass

jermain21
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Thanks for pointing that out. I access this site from a touchscreen phone didn't see that mistake.lol i was diagnosed with nasopharyengeal cancer in July of 09 I began treatment around November. I did 7 weeks of radiation and 2 of 3 rounds of chemo at Barnes siteman cancer center. I assure u I am a 21 year old cancer survivor.

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adventurebob
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I too am NPC. You're about a year ahead of me as I just finished up treatment 3 1/2 months ago. How is your health now? I imagine you did pretty well in treatment being so young. I hate to read about young people getting cancer but the truth is we generally do better. I'm 39, not as young as you but younger than most I suppose. I did well with the treatments and hope to have a clean PET/CT in the next month or so. Welcome again to the board. Glad to find out you're not a man with cervical cancer.

Bob

jermain21
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And sorry to inform you that treatment didn't go well for me. Lots of hospital visits. My recovery was rapid I mean I would get better by the hour, thanks to god and my youth. I'm just glad to be done with it all, I had a clean scan about 3 weeks ago. Best of luck to u on your scans

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rush1958
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Nazareth - Hair of the Dog and Tom Petty's - I Won't Back Down.

It's cancer - you have to have an attitude!

Rush

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mswijiknyc
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Metal head here :) Disturbed's latest album gets me going, from Asylum to Ishfwilf. The best is Warrior (at least to me) Chorus goes

I'm one with the warrior inside
My dominance can't be denied
Your entire world will turn
Into a battlefield tonight

As I look upon you
Through the warrior's eyes
Now I can see the fear
That will ensure my victory this time

Another good one from them is A Welcome Burden. Just my two cents.

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Pam M
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NOW I gotta Google that song - love the lyrics.

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staceya
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Cheesiest song ever..but I love it!

Stacey

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sweetblood22
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Ack!

Lolololol

*snort* *sigh*

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staceya
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You are all lucky that I could not manage to attach a link to Mr Trololo..
you will have to find it on youtube unassisted..almost as good as the awful Friday song!
...STacey..........

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Hondo
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I love the song by Joni Eareckson Tada “Spirit Wings” because I may be trap here in this body now, but I look for the day that my God will give me a new body that will never have cancer or be sick again.

Thanks
Hondo

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Irishgypsie
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WAR OF MY LIFE!!!

Come out Angels
Come out Ghosts
Come out Darkness
Bring everyone you know

I'm not running
I'm not scared
I am waiting and well prepared

I'm in the war of my life
At the door of my life
Out of Time and there's nowhere to run

I've got a hammer
And a heart of glass
I got to know right now
Which walls to smash

I got a pocket
Got no pills
If fear hasn't killed me yet
Then nothing will

All the suffering
And all the pain
Never left her name

I'm in the war of my life
At the door of my life
Out of time and there's nowhere to run

I'm in the war of my life
At the core of my life
Got no choice but to fight 'til it's done

No more suffering
No more pain
Never again

I'm in the war of my life
At the door of my life
Out of time and there's nowhere to run

I'm in the war of my life
I'm at the core of my life
Got no choice but to fight 'til it's done
So Fight on, fight on everyone, fight on
Got no choice but to fight 'til it's done

I'm in the war of my life
I'm at the core of my life
I've got no choice but to fight 'til it's done. by (John Mayer)

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sweetblood22
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Dble post

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sweetblood22
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I suppose it's my sick sense of humor, that, and-since she has posted this kitchy little tune months ago, it's been indellibly etched into my brain, and I figure, why should I suffer this by myself? Hmm? So here's a link:

CLASSIC MR TROLOLO

Lalalalala lalala lalala lalalalalaaaaa!

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Pam M
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Stacey and Sweet,

Make it stop, Daddy - it hurts.

If I had thought of during treatment, though, I SURELY would have relied on "Dragostea Din Tei" by O-Zone (the "Numa Numa" or "Maya Hee" song). It makes my soul happy every time I hear that song, cause I see that guy in my head - adore him. Dragostea Din Tei

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sweetblood22
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I never heard that song before. I think we all have our odd tunes we find that others have never heard. I'm sure I have a lot. My taste in music is very diverse. I pretty much listen to every thing but country and like death metal. Grew up on stuff like Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Status Quo, love classic rock, southern rock, punk.... Then i also like show tunes and choir, since i sang, and like r&b, hip hop and dance tunes...And belly dance tunes. My dentist asked me what the heck I was listening to the last time I was there. Lol

If it sounds good, I'll listen to it. :)

PS. wondering why my Mr Trololo link doesn't work. It's a lot harder to torture people when my links won't cooperate. Lol. And it won't let me edit.

It refuses to work. How strange. You could copy and paste.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZRUHN2ABzc&sns=em

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palmyrafan
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My song is by Bryan Ferry "To Dance with Life" (Brilliant Light).

It reminds me to dance even during the worst of times. Dance like no one is watching.

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KristynRuth86
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by Korn... just makes me feel right for being angry lol. LOVE IT!

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mswijiknyc
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my kinda woman! lol

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Pam M
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I'm head-bobbing now.

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Army_Guy
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"No Where To Run, No Where To Hide" by Martha and the Vandellas and it is still my "fight" song! Army_Guy

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stevenl
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SADE

There's a long hard road ahead but something inside me said everything's gonna be all right.
Can't remember the name of the cd right now but talk about calming, that one did it for me.

Steve

jermain21
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Great songs, taste class and style.

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Rory1987
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I listen to Hardcore mosh pit-inducing music :D

Never Face Defeat - No innocent victim
Terror - Keepers of the faith
Donny Brook - Techno-logic-kill
Forever - Throwdown
Death before dishonor - True till death

and some less ear-busting stuff

chuck mangione - feels so good
Basia - So nice
Alan Parson project - GAmes people play
and almost every song on Little River band's Greatest hits album :D

rozaroo
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My favourite any song by U2 & love ZZ Top! I put away my Pavaroti & friend's dvd's as they made me sad & I still have a hard time with those!

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hawk711
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During Rads I played the best of Luther Vandross. It made me feel serene and I love his voice. As for hitting it hard later, Right Now, by Van Halen. Now that I've had Rads, my voice is about 4 octives lower than before so I can't sing anymore, except maybe a little Barry White, ha!!

All the best
Steve

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luv2cut1
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We seem to have a lot of people facing big battles now. Thought I would bump this in the hopes that they would find some music to inspire them in the fight ahead.

Another good one for caregivers is I Wont Let Go by Rascal Flatts.

Good luck to everyone. You are all in my prayers always.

Myka

sue5749
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My song as a caregiver is I'M not made of steal by Michael Bolton

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Angle's Among Us

I was alone, angry and sad.... he grabbed my hand!

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