Telling those you love that you have cancer is one of the most painful conversations you will ever have. Who to tell and how much to tell are all considerations and must be made thoughtfully. Even if you are not facing such a diagnosis, someone you love may be. Those on both sides of the conversation may need some direction. Here are some thoughts on how to tell family and friends about a cancer diagnosis.
Sadness, worry, and fear are just some of the emotions that engulf a person who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. It is easy to become overwhelmed and paralyzed when you hear those dreaded words, which is why the team at Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging has compiled a list of 5 immediate to-dos that can help you move forward and face the challenges ahead.
Once you have taken in the reality of your own cancer diagnosis, it can be gut wrenching to share it with your loved ones. This becomes exponentially more difficult if you have children. There are ways to tell your child of your cancer diagnosis, to be honest with them, and do so without frightening them.
If you or someone you love has just battled cancer, the next big challenge is managing the fears of cancer recurrence. You are not alone in this battle, as it is estimated that by 2024 there will be 19 million cancer survivors in America, all dealing with some level of uncertainty and fear.
Many men think that prostate cancer isn’t something they have to worry about until much later in life. While this is a dominant myth, there are certainly many more that continue to spread around. Here are five that you should know that can keep you proactive with your health!
That question would make anyone become stressed.
All kidding aside, this is a serious concern that we should consider and investigate. Stress permeates our lives and a recent report held that today’s millennial generation is more stressed than any other. Could chronic stress be related to cancer? Some research says yes, and others no.
Life is all about choices. Some of those choices include what to eat, what to drink, and how much.
While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system.
The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue.
Most people who experience heartburn after eating unhealthy, greasy foods may take over-the-counter medications and wait for the discomfort to go away.
According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime.