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Dr. Austina Cho
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Living With Cancer (Overview)

Receiving the diagnosis of cancer is a life changing event for a patient, and may affect a person in many ways, both physically and emotionally.


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What is the normal reaction to living with cancer?

What is the normal reaction to living with cancer?

Likely very hard.: This situation is often difficult to explain and takes personal experience. Very often patients feel powerless and frustrated that they cannot do something about their condition. Others may feel depressed. This is where they need the help of others the most. Help from family is likely the first, best source. Other sources include support groups, and possibly, counseling. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
10 doctors shared insights

Living With Cancer (Overview)

Receiving the diagnosis of cancer is a life changing event for a patient, and may affect a person in many ways, both physically and emotionally.


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Do you know any website where they give things to do everyday when living with cancer?

Do you know any website where they give things to do everyday when living with cancer?

Self improvement: Check these websites: www.Cancer.Net, www.Cancer.Gov or www.Nccn.Com for more information about cancer survivorship/living with cancer. ...Read more

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What percentage of people in the us are currently living with cancer or have had cancer @ some point in their life?

What percentage of people in the us are currently living with cancer or have had cancer @ some point in their life?

Prevalence: 4%: Statistics are squirrely, though. "prevalence" = # of living americans who who have had or now have cancer, about 12 million. "incidence" = # who get it in any one year: 0.6%, 1.64 million. Notice that these numbers are far below the risk of certain cancers. 11% of women will get breast ca for instance. For more great statistics on cancer, google "cancer facts & figures". ...Read more

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Is there a website with tips and things to do everyday when living with cancer?

Is there a website with tips and things to do everyday when living with cancer?

Many sites: Useful sites include cancer.Org; webmd; cancer.Net; cancer.Gov. Also there are specific sites for most cancers. ...Read more

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Power of healing prayer in living with cancer?

Power of healing prayer in living with cancer?

Prayer: I believe that hope is an extremely important part of the healing process and that prayer can play a valuable role in that. Where i work, doctors and nurses routinely pray with patients. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone living with cancer?

What is the life expectancy for someone living with cancer?

Depends: It will depend on so many factors - the type of cancer, the stage of cancer, the biology/other prognostic/predictive factors; type of treatments, your respond to therapy, your overall medical condition etc. Some cancer can be cured thus the life expectancy will be similar to other people who dont have cancer. ...Read more

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Living with cancer. How many millions of americans are cancer survivors now?

Living with cancer.  How many millions of americans are cancer survivors now?

Hard to say/growing.: This number is hard to determine, but it is certainly growing due to the advances in medicine. However, it is estimated by the sun-sentinel (fort lauderdale, florida). 22 january 2009. In their article "cancer survivors face psychological challenges that about 11 million americans alive today—one in 30 people–are either currently undergoing treatment for cancer or have done so in the past. ...Read more

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How is someone suppose to act when it comes to seeing a friend living with cancer?

How is someone suppose to act when it comes to seeing a friend living with cancer?

Act yourself.: Be supportive and let them know you are there for them. Give them a hug and enjoy their friendship. Be there to listen and show them you care. Understand when they are down or not as patient or tired. In short, treat them like a friend. ...Read more

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Power of healing words from preacher for living with cancer?

Power of healing words from preacher for living with cancer?

Help, not cure: Having a faith community's support -- clergy, health care providers who are believers -- is helpful in day-to-day survival and it may be that there benefits to the spirit -- peace, love, equanimity, courage. Don't expect it to affect the course of the illness, but be open to other benefits. ...Read more

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How is someone suppose to act when living with cancer?

How is someone suppose to act when  living with cancer?

Suportive: Patient and relatives are affected . Relative support is so different: some are active, doing everything. Others are detached, passive. How you act depends on your personality, and view of the cancer patient. Some are afraid, other are not. Talk to friends, clergy, social worker, nurses and oncologist for advice. Cancer clinics usually have brochures, and office to help you with your needs. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more