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Prayer For Cancer Patients And Families
What kind of cancers are more likely possible with young patients: 24 years old, no family history?
Cancer at young age:
Compared to other cancers that could happen to people - testicular cancer, hodgkin's lymphoma, certain sarcoma and leukemia are more likely - with young patients at 24 year old. Those 4 can happen without family history.
Patients with hereditary cancer syndrome (breast, thyroid, stomach, brain) can be presented with cancer at younger age- but usually there is a family history with cancer there. ...Read more
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
What is the best way that you have found to offer comfort 4 family members of a terminally ill cancer patient?
Concrete offers: Make specific offers, like "i'm bringing a meal over this week; what night is best? " offer to update their friends via email/phone so they can spend time with their dying loved one. Mow their lawn, take their dog for a walk, pick up groceries or dry-cleaning, do the laundry...And just be available as a friend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother in law died this morning Cancer patient. But Died of Pneumonia. Can we delay burial one day till tomorrow afternoon. Until all family gather? Dr say he was on chemo and burial Asap should be
Family friend diagnosed with kidney, lung and spine cancer and wonder if cryoablation would help in canada please help to educate us here in canada if cryoablation would help a patient in ontario canada just diagnosed with multiple places of cancer and he
Blood test results say my WBC is 11.45 and MPV is 12.8. Should this be cause for concern in a patient whose family history is riddled with cancer? In addition to those results, my BUN is 4. Cause for concern?
Is sigmoidoscopy enough for a 30 year old no family history of colon cancer patient with red blood covered stool or must a colonoscopy be performed?
Cancer society: They will point you in the right direction. ...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
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
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
Cancer: Love, compassion, tolerance, and most important empathic listening, being able to understand the unique experience of the person suffering without trying to fix or judge. Also helping the person live life despite cancer. Helping the person to participate in life as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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