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I have cancer and I'm finding it really hard to cope with mentally and physically...I have tried support groups etc but they don't help what can I do?

I have cancer and I'm finding it really hard to cope with mentally and physically...I have tried support groups etc but they don't help what can I do?

I would consider: Seeing a psychiatrist. Using medication to help your brain is likely indicated. Therapy is important but for moderate to severe depression, medication with psycotherapy is the most helpful. Mention sleep dysfunction, daytime energy and pain to your doc, these are all easy to treat; hang in there. Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How can I support someone with cancer?

How can I support someone with cancer?

Many ways.: What a nice question! Other than monetary donations you can help by volunteering time, skills, blood, etc. There are many websites but perhaps look at www. Volunteermatch. Org as a starting point. Good luck! Read more

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Can you tell me how I can support someone with cancer?

Can you tell me how I can support someone with cancer?

Support: I do not know what kind of cancer, how advanced it is, or if he/she is getting treatment but I would suggest you be available for him/her. Assist and be involved without smothering. Allow him/her some alone time when needed. Encourage your friend to do as much as he/she can and support his/her decisions even if you disagree. Read more

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What are some ways you can support a person who has cancer?

What are some ways you can support a person who has cancer?

Many: Touch them. It's not contagious. Assure them they won't be abandoned. Listen to them as they reminisce and may try to make sense out of their lives as the end approaches. Touch them. Offer privacy / emotional intimacy as they want. Help with the work of living -- errands, shopping, getting to appointments -- as these grow more difficult. Dozens of little practical things. Touch, as appropriate. Read more

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How can I support someone who has just had cancer diagnosed?

How can I support someone who has just had cancer diagnosed?

Cancer: Please visit him, provide support - emotional, compassion, if necessary financial. Get him help if needed, go with him to the doctor visits and the hospital. Be with him as much as you can - you will never regret it and you will be enriched by it. Read more

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How can I best support a family member with cancer and help them to be as healthy as possible?

How can I best support a family member with cancer and help them to be as healthy as possible?

Caregiver support: There are a number of websites offering tips and guidance for family or friends who are caring for someone with cancer. Joining a support group allows you to learn and ask questions from others as well not necessarily being very specific. Check this site: http://www. Cancersupportcommunity. Org/MainMenu/Family-Friends/Caregiving/Tips-for-Caregivers. Html Read more

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Can you find cancer support groups to be very depressing?

Can you find cancer support groups to be very depressing?

Indeed. Outdated: Many studies over the last ten years have concluded the same thing... That the support group model is a but if a downer and that courses to teach people skills to deal with anxiety, depression, disease and treatment are far more helpful. Community and classes to teach patients and care providers skills to help with mindfulness and survivorship are far more beneficial to patients than support group. Read more

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What can the support groups do for cancer, how do they help?

What can the support groups do for cancer, how do they help?

Information: I help with our brain tumor support group. This offers patients a venue to meet other patients and their families. They can discuss their experiences and offer advice to one another. Usuially, one of the physicians serves as a resource to answer questions. Or a specific topic is addressed (ie. What are clinical trials?). Also, local resources/events (ie. Fundraiser walks) are pointed out. Read more

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What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

Many: There are many support services available for patients and families. One can begin to search for local resources. If none are available, contact the american cancer society, the leukemia/lymphoma foundation, or the leukemia society for resources. Read more

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Do support groups for cancer actually help slow down the progress of the disease?

Do support groups for cancer actually help slow down the progress of the disease?

No: The goal of these is to help the patient and the family of the patient cope with the life style changes brought about by the disease, its treatment and changes in bodily function and activity. They can be very useful for this but this will not alter the progress which depends upon the type of cancer and the treatment needed. Read more

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How to get a childhood cancer support group started?

How to get a childhood cancer support group started?

Many resources...: There are many resources and organizations involved with various aspects of childhood cancer. Alex's lemonade stand foundation has an excellent list of web resources to help:

http://www. Alexslemonade. Org/childhood-cancer/resources. Read more

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What can I do to best support my father during cancer?

Talk it over with hi: This is something you can and should ask your father. He will tell what you can do for him. Just asking, being there and providing him all your support can be very helpful to him emotionally. Read more

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How can you support someone cope with testicular cancer?

How can you support someone cope with testicular cancer?

Many young men: And boys simply require orchiectomy. A decision as to whether to have serial imaging or a single dose of chemotherapy is difficult for many. If node dissection was needed, they may experience retrograde ejaculation - orgasm with no visible semen expelled. This is a highly curable disease for most. Dealing with difference, change and adapting to harms of treatment require understanding of cause. Read more

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How can I use the acs site to find support from other cancer survivors?

How can I use the acs site to find support from other cancer survivors?

ACS focuses: On cancer prevention no longer supporting reserach in other areas or patient focused issues. I'd suggest cancer. Net, a survivors site supported by asco. Read more

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How to request donations and direct support my 53 year old step-daughter with stage IV cancer?

How to request donations and direct support my 53 year old step-daughter with stage IV cancer?

Social worker: There are a number of avenues to pursue, depending on the state. See if state programs available, such as Medicaid. Also, if this is stage IV disease, chemotherapy can often be covered with payment assistance programs from the pharmaceutical companies. Also, stage IV disease often makes a patient eligible for Social Security, which can help with obtaining health insurance. Call a social worker. Read more

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I'm wondering if I donate my hair to cancer will it still be used in some way to support locks of love?

I'm wondering if I donate my hair to cancer will it still be used in some way to support locks of love?

Depends: I believe you have to donate at a site that works with locks of love. Those can be found online or by contacting the organization. Read more

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