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Archive for July 2016

Look Good When Dealing With Cancer

by Brian English.

As if cancer isn’t enough to deal with, the diagnosis and treatment of this disease comes with an insidious side effect: it ruins your whole look.

This may sound glib, but both men and women, battling cancer impacts what you wear – and not in a positive way. This goes way beyond the baseball hats and scarves that many patients don after chemo-induced hair loss.

Look Good When Dealing With Cancer

During treatment, you can change shape in many ways. You could lose weight. You could get bloated. Your old clothes may not fit you...

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3 Things Cancer Patients Ask of Their Employers

by Brian English.

Dear Employer:
I have been diagnosed with cancer. While this has impacted my health, it has not changed my work ethic, nor my intelligence, nor my dedication to my fellow coworkers and the company’s goals. While I am being treated for this disease, please treat me with the respect that I’ve worked so hard to earn in my position.

3 Things Cancer Patients Want Employers To Know

Signed,
Working Cancer Patients Everywhere

One of the least explored aspects of the changes that cancer can cause in your life is the impact it can have at work. Many...

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Cancer and Marriage

by GregP_WN.

Life with cancer can be a pressure cooker. It dials up the stress on every aspect of your life. But it’s personal relationships that may show the strain of cancer the most – especially marriages. The question isn’t “will living with cancer change your marriage;” it will. But will “change” mean a stronger bond between you and your mate, or the end of your relationship?Terrilyn

“Marriage isn’t easy,” writes WhatNexter LiveWithCancer. “It is even more difficult, I think, when you throw in a...

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Has Cancer Changed Your Personality?

by Brian English.

Without question, that moment when you hear the words “you have cancer,” is a life-changing event. But while it may make an unalterable shift in the course of your life, has it changed you – who you are – fundamentally? Since your diagnosis, are you a different person?

Has Cancer Changed Your Personality

Chemotherapy may have less of an effect on personality, but every WhatNexter has heard of “chemo brain” – that “my brain is mush” side effect that can make you forgetful and put you in a daze.

All of these elements can...

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Cancer and Supplements: Yes or No?

by Brian English.

Anyone living with cancer has surely heard at least something about dietary supplements. And not long after hearing about them, you’ve probably heard all kinds of opinions – some pro-supplements, some anti-supplements. Indeed, the use of dietary supplements by cancer patients is a long-running discussion. The question remains: is it safe to take dietary supplements while you’re living with cancer or undergoing cancer treatments?

Cancer And Supplements, Yes Or No

It’s not an easy question to answer with a simple “yes” or “no....

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