Parenting is tough enough as it is. Adding in the complications associated with a cancer diagnosis can make it seem unbearable. Yet millions of cancer survivors are parents, and their experience with the disease naturally requires them to face the realities of their own physical and emotional capabilities.
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For many patients who fall ill, hope arrives swiftly in the form of treatment options that promise to eradicate whatever disease from their body. However, there are those patients who receive the news that no one wants or plans to hear: There is no cure. A disease that cannot be cured or that is likely to end someone’s life is known as a terminal illness, and the sufferer is a terminal patient.
Each year, more than two million Americans report a poisoning to control centers around the United States, and more than 90 percent of these incidents happen inside the home. Poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults, while most non-fatal poisonings happen to children under the age of six.
Nutrition is an integral part of any cancer treatment plan. For mesothelioma and other cancer patients, eating foods that support energy levels, immune function, and overall health is crucial to getting through treatment as successfully as possible and for improving well-being. Figuring out which foods are right and which foods are wrong, however, can be a confusing and overwhelming process given the amount of conflicting information that circulates about diet and nutrition.
It’s the time of year for giving. Sometimes, though, it’s difficult to know what to give to family members, friends, co-workers and others. It can be doubly hard if the person you’re buying presents for has a deadly illness, such as mesothelioma or other forms of cancer.
As people are living longer, a larger percentage of the population is developing cancer, with more than 1.6 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Part of the effect of this is that more people than ever are in need of access to specialized cancer care.
Saturday, September 26th, marks the 11th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day (MAD), where the mesothelioma community sheds further light on this terrible disease and reflects on the evolution of their advocacy efforts. Because of days like MAD, necessary research has been able to propel medical advancement forward, improving diagnosis and treatment options for a disease that is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat.
Mesothelioma can be an expensive cancer to treat. Patients and their families and friends can wind up spending tens of thousands of dollars on medicine, surgery, and other related costs in a bid to overcome mesothelioma.