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Stay At Home Mom Widow Survivor Benefits
It depends : It depends on the stage of your mom's cancer when she was diagnosed, and what treatments she had. Her life expectancy should not be affected if her cancer doesn't come back. The higher her stage at diagnosis, the more likely her cancer could return. Some treatments affect cholesterol levels and heart function, both of which can be treated. ...Read more
My mammogram shows a benign lesion. Why/how is this there? Is it a precurser to cancer? I am 53 and my mom is a breast cancer survivor.
44F. Mom died from bile duct ca, Dad from colon ca, uncle from pancreatic ca, grandparents had it , 1st cousin is survivor. Is it inevitable for me ?
Think Positively!: Cancer does run in the families, yet more than 50% of us will not face this diagnosis during our life time. So you should be cautious and adopt a healthy life style which can minimize your risk of developing Cancer. You must: Keep your weight healthy, eat healthy, plant- based foods(avoid red meat and processed meats) and minimize animal fats from dairy products). Lastly you must exercise daily ...Read more
My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?
Consult her oncologi: Her oncologist needs to know about this new development. Cancer can spread to brain and cause symptoms like the ones you have described. It can also be due to metabolic derangements which can occur due to her cancer. So an urgent visit and further evaluation is advised. ...Read more
Is it too risky for me to take birth control pills? My mom's a breast cancer survivor. Is it worth it to take them?
No major risks: Birth control pills do not cause breast cancer. So short term use for one or two years at a time is not likely to cause any significant problems. I think the benefit outweighs the risks.... Yet it is all relative and you only can decide what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOW: Every one should have a carefully planed 'will', health care proxy , organ donor cord ( if you want to donate your organs ) , should be done unrelated to any event. ...Read more
To see grand child: Unfortunate, but now mom have responsibly for kid (s) , to be part of their future. ...Read more
Be straightforward: Just tell your boss that you want to stay home. In most of this country it's normal and accepted to stay home with your kids while they're small. I don't think anyone will give you a hard time, at least not to your face. When i interviewed for med school i remember one professor saying that if a woman wanted to stay home and raise her kids, she was doing something more worthwhile than medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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