Cancer might seem scary, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t learn about it. Like we said before, over 500,000 minors are living under the same roof as a cancer patient. Countless more are directly affected by the diagnosis of a best friend, family member, or other loved one. If we ignore what cancer is, we aren’t helping the cause, we’re just dismissing it. However, if we educate ourselves on what cancer is, where it comes from, and how we can help those affected by it, we’re making the world a lot better—both for ourselves and everyone else.
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What is cancer?
Cancer is a word no one wants to hear. Cancer is something that oftentimes invokes bad memories, unpleasant thoughts, or worry. However, we must remember something about cancer: as unpleasant as it is to think about, it’s important that we understand what it is and why it affects people. By learning more about cancer, we … Continue reading What is cancer?
What are the different types of cancer?
How many kinds of cancer are there, and what are they? There are many different kinds of cancer. Even now, scientists and doctors continue to identify new kinds of cancer. Cancer itself is defined as abnormal cells that divide and spread rapidly, oftentimes clumping together to form malignant tumors. These tumors can damage surrounding normal … Continue reading What are the different types of cancer?
What are the different types of cancer treatment?
Below are five of the ways cancer is treated. Depending on the progression or type of cancer, different methods may or may not be used. To learn about less common (but still effective) treatments, visit the American Cancer Society’s “Types of Cancer Treatment” page. Surgery1 There are various kinds of cancer-related surgeries, including surgeries to … Continue reading What are the different types of cancer treatment?
How can I take care of my loved one and myself at the same time?
When your loved one is diagnosed, it can sometimes feel like you have to dedicate yourself wholly to taking care of them. Whether it’s because you’re worried about them or feel indebted to them, it’s easy to take on a hero complex and think that you must sacrifice your life and time to make sure … Continue reading How can I take care of my loved one and myself at the same time?
My family member has cancer. What does that mean for my health?
Everyone should be aware of their family history of cancer and other conditions. Having a family history doesn’t mean you will definitely get the disease that another family member has developed, but it does mean you could have a slightly higher risk than everyone else. The best way to know your risk is to talk to your relatives about … Continue reading My family member has cancer. What does that mean for my health?
Why is nutrition important to cancer treatment?
For a detailed list on nutrition and foods catering to specific symptoms, visit the following PDF at cancer.gov. Nutrition is essential to cancer treatment. Cancer treatment, as well as cancer itself, can leave some patients with nutrition-related side effects, such as deficiencies or a lack in appetite. With the proper … Continue reading Why is nutrition important to cancer treatment?