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Nutrition For Cancer Patients
Cancer: Magnifies established personality traits. It also produces unanticipated reactions from friends and loved ones. Most people wanted to be treated as they always have been. Some friends avoid, others offer gratuitous advice. Simply think how would you feel if the tables were turned. And if that doesn't work, just be there and listen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer: Is is really important for a fully independent patient to know the stage of cancer one is in?
Yes,so you plan yr L: Stage determines your prognosis, so if you want to plan your future better, then you would want to know what your odds of survival from your Cancer will be like. This may give you more hope and lessen your anxiety. yet it is up to you to ask for more info or less info from your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many well: Intentioned care providers withhold information, offer more treament, and don't come clean about the fact that: losing weight, not eating; having no appetite; spending increasing to all one's time in bed or chair signal approaching end. Inability to control bowels and blader and losing consciousness can occur before breathing ceases. Invite palliative care in early ...Before the end is near. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tamoxifen: Valodex/nolvadex are other names for the generic drug tamoxifen. It is an antiestrogen and blocks the effects of estrogen in the body. It can be used in breast cancer, dcis (ductal carcinoma in situ, pre-invasive breast cancer) and non-cancerous conditions rarely. Some cancers need estrogen to grow and this can block that growth. ...Read more
No!: We can't always cure cancer, but we can always treat pain. Cancer patients should never suffer from pain. We can block nerves that carry pain signals, use medications, and even implant spinal cord stimulators to control pain. Cancer patients die for many reasons, but not from pain. If you are suffering from cancer pain, ask your doctor for relief. And don't stop asking until you are comfortable! ...Read more
When are the most trying times for a person newly diagnosed with serious cancer? What is your experience with cancer patients?
Stages..: I am not clear in what the question is but if you are asking about the person's reaction after diagnosis, people usually go through 4 stages: denial( they deny the condition or act like it does not exist), anger( they get very angry at life, others or God), negotiation( the person tries to negotiate a solution with God or life), acceptance( person finally accepts condition and treatment/options. ...Read more
Context is key: I'll let you find the "sick" / counterphobic jokes on your own. The greatness of the human spirit is shown, among other ways, in our ability to find a smile (not ridicule) even in the most difficult situations. Sandra miniere's "lighter side of cancer" is a model for staying brave, upbeat, and cherishing life. ...Read more
Is it a usual thing that the cancer comes back after curing to the patients after a while or in the future ?
Here are some...: The odd to have recurrence of a treated cancer always exists, but the longer no recurrence after its definitive Rx, the less its recurrence; the 5-year survival rate is designed to serve the purpose of comparison & study. Besides, the extent and tissue features of cancer play their important role affecting long-term survival. So, ask the treating doctor for more specifics on this subject. ...Read more
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