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How Do I Comfort My Friend Who Just Found Out Her Teenage Daughter Has Cancer
Listen and support: Listen to your friend and be there for support. She may want to talk about the diagnosis and may not. Do not prod for information- let her share as much as she wants. Offer to run errands, do the grocery shopping or clean her house. Let her know you are there for her in whatever capacity she needs at the moment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help is available: Please find out more about your friend's daughter's cancer. What type of cancer and how has it been treated and has everything possible been done for her already? Or are there experimental treatments that she can avail from? If you want further help, take her to a major cancer center where research treatments can be offered and frequently prove helpful when a local doctor/oncologist has given up. ...Read more
Why do so many kids and teens get cancer ? My daughter knows 2 kids at her school with it and one other friend who is a survivor. Why so common ?
Wish we knew:(: Most expert however seem to believe that besides genetics, toxic contamination of environment may be the contributing factor for the seeming uptake in cancer prevalence all across the population. Our ability to diagnose them more readily than before would be an added factor, just like Autism, which has become much prevalent in recent years. ...Read more
I'm trying to determine whether my teenage daughter should receive the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. Since it's a new vaccine, i'm concerned about the safety of it. What risks should I be aware of?
VERY safe vaccines: As safe or safer profile than any other vaccine you give your kids. Nothing differed from placebo in initial studies of over 30, 000 men and women other than pain, edema, red an itching at injection site, and fever, nausea, headache and dizziness. That is it! most common 'severe' reaction is headache. 100 million doses distributed worldwide now with great safety data since release as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chewing on the inside of my mouth cause cancer? I do not smoke just a bad habit i got from my mom & now my teenager daughter is doing it.
My 31 yr old daughter just diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma from a liver biopsy. Can this be a primary cancer & how find primary if not?
I don't want to pass on psedomonas to my daughter who has cancer how do I avoid this. I have bronchiecstasis and have just finished two weeks of cipro?
Take precautions: Take pulmonary precautions, good clean habits wash hands , clean towels etc and you have this due to your lung problem, with precautions is not that contagious, and don't worry you both will be ok speak to our doctor bout your concern. ...Read more
Doctors found a bump in the middle of both my daughter's breasts, so is this breast cancer, or nothing?
My daughter just started chemo and radiation for lung cancer. She is also taking Juce plus Aro. is this ok?
Lung CA: I'm sorry to hear your daughter and family are dealing with this difficult issue. Your HEM/ONC is the best person to tell you what she can and can not take. Discuss all of you treatment options and alternative medicine options with your Dr. Good Luck and God Bless and grant you strength ...Read more
Good communication: Have a meeting with her if she is older that 7 years old. Tell her how you feel taking care of your spouse and the fears you are facing. Tell her that you would appreciate her to help in this or that. Less than 7 y/o...Get help with other relatives or other moms, or daughter's school. Get help from your religious or spiritual community. Get help for your husband too ( home health care or hospice). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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