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Doctor insights on: Survivor Ribbon

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What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

Hope,badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information , counseling, commiserating , and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read more

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What is the Crohn's disease ribbon?

What is the Crohn's disease ribbon?

Blue: It seems as good a choice as any. On histologic secction, all three layers of the bowel stain bluer than usual because of the lymphocytes. ...Read more

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Does cidp have a support ribbon color?

Does cidp have a support ribbon color?

Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy generally uses the purple ribbon. I wish there were something even more effective than a ribbon to alert the public and physician alike to chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy -- it gets missed too often. ...Read more

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How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

More info needed: There are different types of hepatoblastoma and different causes, from genetic, to maternal alcoholism, to use of hormones by Mom to the Beckwih Wiedemann syndrome which can be associated with enlarged abdominal organs and blood glucose issues. Please consult your physician for more specific information, based on your specific history and histology (type of tumor). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is survivor of mental illness the best person to treat the mentally ill?

Hoping you can tell me, is survivor of mental illness the best person to treat the mentally ill?

Mental illness: Physicians trained in the art and science of treating mental illness would be the best people to treat mental illness. If the treating provider has a mental illness it may increase his empathy understanding and suffering and so can other trained mds who dont have mental illness. You have to find a doctor who is the right fit for you. ...Read more

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Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Depends on stage,etc: Survival and disese free interval are based on many important factors, including stage of cancer, grade of tumor, type of treatment, and potentially the molecular profile of the tumor. ...Read more

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Is adbocare safe for cancer survivors?

Is adbocare safe for cancer survivors?

If you mean: Advocare: you are talking about a weight loss program. There are mixed reviews with no peer-reviewed supportive data. We have a cancer survivorship program with integrated nutritionists and physical therapists to assist and may be preferred vs. Trying something alone like this. ...Read more

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What kinds of losses do cancer survivors feel?

What kinds of losses do cancer survivors feel?

Many kinds.: This can have a feeling of loss on several levels. Surgery might cause change of appearance and/or loss of function, etc.. Other therapy can cause loss of hair, etc.. But the ordeal of cancer and survival can result in loss of time with family and friends. Plans made before this need to be changed, and some aspirations may never be realized. All this can be tempered by the fact of survival. ...Read more