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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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Former supermodel Janice Dickinson reveals breast cancer diagnosis
The cancer, which Dickinson's doctor caught in its early stages, is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer. DCIS is not seen as life-threatening but can increase the odds of developing invasive breast cancer, according to Breastcancer.org. [...]
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Jacob struggles with David's cancer diagnosis
Jacob will learn the truth about his dad's illness, and will struggle to cope with his diagnosis, even stealing Eric's credit card. He decides to go back to Portugal with his mum unable to cope with the news, and when Tracy tries to talk him around by ... [...]
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Cancer diagnosis increases risk for mental disorders, psychiatric medication use
Although a steady decrease began following the peak period, patients with cancer still experienced an elevated risk for mental disorders up to 10 years after receiving their diagnosis (HR = 1.1; 95% CI, 1.1-1.2). ... Having advanced or metastatic ... [...]
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Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Stats, And Everything You …
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prostate cancer has become one of the most common forms of cancers among American males, with more than 200,000 men diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and more than 20,000 having ... [...]
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Three cases of thyroid cancer following the diagnosis of testicular cancer …
We herein present our experience with three cases of metachronous development of thyroid cancer after diagnosis and treatment of testicular cancer in our tertiary cancer centre. Our case report contributes to the limited available literature on such ... [...]
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Diagnosis and Treatment Is Just the Start: Issues Facing the Young With Breast …
A breast cancer diagnosis is obviously devastating at any age. Forget chemo-induced puking and hairloss, the issues facing younger women going through cancer treatment go much deeper, but are often ignored and belittled by healthcare professionals. [...]
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Janice Dickinson reveals breast cancer diagnosis
The cancer, which Dickinson's doctor caught in its early stages, is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer. DCIS is not seen as life-threatening but can increase the odds of developing invasive breast cancer, according to Breastcancer.org. [...]
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Faith guides woman after brain cancer diagnosis
ZANESVILLE - This Easter Sunday will begin just like any other Sunday for Cindy Hand-Morehead and her husband, Chuck Morehead: They'll go to church. It's not something to be missed. And as Cindy has been recovering from brain cancer since December ... [...]
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Sexual Intimacy and the Male Response After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
The article said, “Many women find that breast cancer diagnosis and treatment seriously disrupt their sexual lives. First there are the most obvious issues—the physical changes, exhaustion, nausea and pain from treatment, self-image, empty energy ... [...]
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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Prostate cancer is a type of malignant tumor that affects older men. It occurs when cancerous cells start to grow in the prostate gland, which is located under the bladder and near the rectum. The gland is responsible for the production of a fluid that ... [...]
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PTSD common after breast cancer diagnosis
Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer go on to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study has found. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can occur after experiencing an intensely stressful event in which grave ... [...]
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