Monday , January 22 2018

Cancer Patient Wins Lottery Then Finds Out Treatment Working

A Canadian woman with advanced breast cancer has won the lottery, just weeks before finding out she is responding well to treatment. Diane Bishop, from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, has won the C$1.5m (£886,000) Super Set For Life jackpot on the Atlantic Lottery. But Bishop, who has Stage 4 breast cancer, has …

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How do you tell your children you have cancer?

“Make sure you put in some advice about how to tell the kids,” a colleague urged me. My first response was: “I don’t know if I can. It’s such a difficult topic.” “You have to,” she insisted. “You know how much our patients struggle with this. I know Karen does.” …

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How to Be a Friend to Someone With Cancer

Friendship and cancer Today, most people with cancer are treated in the outpatient setting – they don’t have to stay in the hospital. During this time they often need help, support, and encouragement. Many studies have found that cancer survivors with strong emotional support tend to better adjust to the …

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17 Cancer Facts You Need to Know

Cancer is one of the most well-known topics on the planet, yet there is so much that can reduce your personal risk of developing cancer that you might not know. Cancer is the #2 killer in developed countries and #1 in underdeveloped countries.  Right now, due to poor lifestyle habits, …

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“My Best Friend Has Cancer” – What To Say.. And What Not To Say

By Seana Roubinek and Patricia Walters-Fischer My best friend, Seana, got sideswiped last month. After years of anticipating she’d get breast cancer (she’s got a very strong family history and the BRAC1 mutation), she received an unexpected diagnosis of stage 3 ovarian cancer. Basically, this sucks. Because we’ve been life …

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