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How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is one of the most widespread diseases worldwide. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that, in the United States alone, there were approximately 1,685,210 new cases of cancer in 2016. What are some practical ways that could help you to cope with the shock of a cancer diagnosis, and allow you to make the best decisions for yourself? Medical News Today has spoken with healthcare professionals and explored the experiences of people living with cancer with the aim of bringing you advice on how to face this unwelcome news. 'Make sure you understand your diagnosis' Getting diagnosed with cancer comes as a shock to anyone, but one important way of coping with it is to be well informed. Cancer is often surrounded by an aura of myth, and much of what we think we know about it can be based on hearsay. So, an important first step is to get as much (specific) information as possible, from both your doctor and other reliable sources. Dany Bell — a specialist advisor on treatment and recovery at Macmillan Cancer Support, based in the United Kingdom — told MNT, "Being diagnosed with cancer can be a big shock, even if you already suspected you might have it." "Cancer is a word that can stir up many fears and emotions," adds Bell, "but making sure you fully understand your diagnosis can help you feel more in control of the situation."   Continue reading.. Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis.   [...]
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Grateful despite prostate cancer diagnosis
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