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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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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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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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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Is there anyone who has experienced power of healing in living with cancer?

Is there anyone who has experienced power of healing in living with cancer?

Please clarify.: It depends on what you mean by power of healing. There are many cancer survivors as you are likely aware of, and they go on to live long lives. Some people are cured while others live with cancer. If it is removed and there is a cure, many of these individuals heal perfectly well. Others heal all-right, but might have complications in their organs, immune system, etc. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who has experienced power of healing words with living with cancer?

Is there anyone who has experienced power of healing words with living with cancer?

Comfort: Yes always good to have faith, to console from suffering, but still has to under go conventional treatments for best possible results. ...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

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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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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