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Cancer Within Your Everyday Life

Nearly 14.5 million Americans alive today have faced a diagnosis of cancer. Some of them have just been diagnosed or are going through treatment, while others no longer have active symptoms of cancer or are thought to be cured. No 2 people with cancer are alike – just as no 2 friends or family members are alike. Everyone has their own way of coping with cancer. Here we will review how some people facing cancer have dealt with their feelings and their individual situations. This information comes from many people who have shared their thoughts and feelings about coping with...
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How Much Do I Want to KNOW

Having an idea of how much you want to know is the first step toward feeling good about talks with your doctor. You may want to know a lot of medical details about your illness. Some people feel more in control of what’s happening to them when they know all of the facts. Decide how much detail about the cancer and your treatment you want, and let your doctor know. But maybe you want only small amounts of information. Some people get upset when they are told too many details. They may want simple directions—what pill to take or what...
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How To Chose A Medical Team

When you learn you have cancer, you want to make sure you get the best possible medical care and treatment. Choosing your doctor and treatment center will be one of the most important decisions you will make. There are many excellent cancer care centers in the United States, but how do you know where to look? Here are some things to think about as you choose your doctor and hospital. Quality cancer care When you find out you have cancer, there are many things to think about and many decisions to make. Most people with cancer are not experts on...
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Survivor Speaks Out About Life After Prostate Cancer

Robert Ginyard travels around the country to share his story about surviving prostate cancer, advocate for research funding, and educate men and their families about the disease. He has testified before Congress, appeared on national radio shows, and spoken at hospitals, cancer centers, health fairs, and African-American churches. “Prostate cancer affects the whole family, not just the man,” says Ginyard. He says the men in his audiences want to enjoy  life, and not focus on death. He talks to them about his desire to spend more time with his wife and see his young daughters grow up. He discusses the...
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Cancer 101

Finding out you have cancer can present many changes for you and your loved ones. Simply having answers to your questions can help you feel more in control and less worried about what lies ahead. To help you and your family as you work through your fears and concerns about cancer and its treatment, we offer answers to some common questions and give you an idea of what you can expect from the people and services that are there to help you cope with cancer. Click on the topics below to get started.