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    Prior to my mastectomy someone said how lucky I was to be getting a " boob job"

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    CancerNews asked a questionCancer

    We are putting a blog post together about things to NOT say to a cancer patient.

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      meyati

      breast cancer is the only real cancer- If you don't have chemo, you don't have cancer.

      17 days ago
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      KB2013

      Only two things that have been said to me that were rude or thoughtless: "what kind of cancer do you have? My sister had breast cancer but refused to see doctors...she died." and a church member, "how much did you smoke? you knew that nasty habit could kill you. I will pray for you."

      I will think of Tinker Bell now, no worry.

      14 days ago
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      My first round of chemo 5fu for 24/7 for 5 weeks. The oncologist told me that 5fu will not be a chemo to have you lose your hair. You know...come to think of it I don't think I have ever seen a man lose his hair. I'm sure it has happened but not as much as women. My best to all of you...Russ

      12 days ago
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    CancerNews asked a questionCancer

    We have received several emails lately from people wanting to know what do you do to keep your mind off of cancer all the time?

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      Gumpus61

      Live, Live, Live.......a good book, a walk, volunteer, just go to your community center and sit around. Most of all....Just decide not to be afraid of anything, I mean, what's the worst thing that could happen once you have Cancer ? Dying from it of course.....so just decide to LIVE WITH IT !

      Once you find a new familiar set of people, It doesn't take ling at all for them to not see your Cancer anymore.....which is what you want. When they stop seeing it.....so do you.

      about 1 month ago
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      SandiA

      Keep busy! I also allow myself to make future plans. Buying the baseball tickets and renting the beach house gives me something to look forward to. Make plans with good positive people that can make you laugh. I have a group of friends that come over and take over my kitchen. I just have to open the door and make sangria. Most nights we just make our own pizzas sit laugh and eat. When I couldn’t do much at all I took up adult coloring. To some people it sounds silly but It really helped. I enjoyed it and one year I colored special sayings and framed them for Christmas presents. They actually came out pretty nice.

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I barely ever think about MY cancer. Cancer as a topic is on my mind a lot, but not my cancer specifically.

      I am anything but a worrier. I think worry is a waste of time. Every minute spent worrying about cancer is a minute thrown away. Worry changes nothing (except potentially making stress worse and then causing cancer to proliferate).

      I stay very busy. I love to take pictures, hike, watch movies on Netflix, play with my dogs, learn new things, paint rocks, attend church activities, write, go to the gym, talk to friends, go to activities at Cancer Support Communities, play on online sites like WhatNext, read...

      When I learned I had lung cancer I had one question for my oncologist. "Can I keep playing agility with my dogs?" Translation: "Can I keep living my life?" It wouldn't have mattered what his response was. I won't let cancer steal my life before it takes my last breath.

      about 1 month ago
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