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As a cancer survivor, why would feel sad?

As a cancer survivor, why would   feel sad?

Fear of the Unknown: From my experience as a cancer surgeon, the two most difficult times are immediately after treatment, when one feels as if nothing is being done to treat the cancer (often after months of rx). The second most difficult issue to overcome is the fear that the cancer may come back even if all systems are clear. Of course, there is no simple answer, but with each passing month, this improves. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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What are the psychological effects of being a childhood cancer survivor?

What are the psychological effects of being a childhood cancer survivor?

Many effects: Although most children with cancer can be successfully treated. However, cancer treatment and diagnosis can cause side effects called late effects. Emotional effects such as anxiety, depression, and fear of recurrence can occur in cancer survivor. Depending on the therapies they received, they can also have learning disability and memory lose, specially in children received cranial irradiation. ...Read more

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What is the universal sign for cancer survivor?

Please explain: There is no universal sign for being a cancer survivor. Because of the different types of cancer affecting different organs, being a survivor can look differently among different patients. ...Read more

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As a cancer survivor, could I benefit from rehabilitation postop?

Strengthen your body: If you have to do rehabilitation postop, you can use it as an opportunity to get in better condition and strengthen yourself. This helps not only the areas that need this therapy, but your body as a whole. Your body can get in better condition, and you have something you can concentrate on to help overcome the cancer and its issues. ...Read more

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How might a health savings account be beneficial for a cancer survivor?

Insurance used to: Cover everything, now they avoid risk. A medical savings account usual secures pre-tax dollars to pay out of pocket costs: co-pays, deductibles, or if you are in favor of bearing your own risks, the billable costs. Most do not realize that the insurers cut deals to discount provider's cost. If you go at the bills alone, you pay full boat. You will have big costs of surveillance. ...Read more

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As a cancer survivor, what increases risk of neuropathy?

As a cancer survivor, what increases risk of neuropathy?

Neuropathy is: Associated with a number of chemotherapy classes: taxanes, platinums, vinca alkalods, and non-cancer causes, diabetes being the most prominant. A number of metals: arsenic, mercury, lead. Also infections, leprosy for instance. Maintaining good control of diabetes helps, and time alleviates many neuropathies. There are proposed preventatives, but i've not seen remedies once existing. ...Read more

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As a cancer survivor, how can I choose the right psychotherapist?

What's best for you.: It is your choice of who you want for this. You did the hard part by surviving the cancer, so you should go with who you feel most comfortable with. Since you survived cancer, there are issues important to you that you have to deal with, and this fact can help you find the psychotherapist that best suits you. ...Read more

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Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Several!: Currently over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease, due to advances in the treatment of common childhood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia; over 90% of children with that diagnosis are now cured. Many types of brain tumors, wilm's tumor, and lymphomas are also very curable. Metastatic bone and soft tissue tumors and neuroblastoma are still challenging. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more