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    NoLiver asked a questionLiver Cancer

    October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month - Did anyone know

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      GregP_WN

      We understand your frustration. There has been some dialing back of the Pinkwashing over the last few years. The NFL for example has changed their program from breast cancer only to calling it "A Crucial Catch" and tries to highlight all cancers and lets each player determine what type of cancer they will choose to highlight during Oct. On the other hand, as the old marketing saying says, "no publicity is bad publicity". Even though some are still hammering on the breast cancer bandwagon it still shines a light on cancer as a whole, and that helps us all.

      about 1 month ago
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      Dawsonsmom

      So valid. So many cancers out there making people sick or taking their lives. As a breast cancer patient I appreciate the “awareness” but other cancers need the same. I’m not sure how this happened, but I wonder if the fact there are self exams and mammogram screenings that help people find irregularities is driving some of this....reminding women to do these. I agree with Greg, any cancer publicity is better than none.

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      Thank you for bringing it to our attention. I suspect most do NOT know.

      about 1 month ago
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    NoLiver asked a questionLiver Cancer

    C0-worker is skeptical as if I have cancer or faking???!!

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      Nana52

      You'll always find those co-workers who think the limelight should always be on them and NOT anyone else in the office. So sorry you went through this. Best remedy...ignore them. Sometimes ignorance cannot be fixed!

      2 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I had lots of people say how good i looked for someone with stage 4 cancer, but no one ever doubted to my face if I was truly sick.

      My experience is that LOTS of us cancer survivors look perfectly healthy. I am glad you do!!!

      When i was pregnant with my son, i didn't show for a long time. My coworker showed right away. I was accused of lying about being pregnant. I still shake my head about that.

      2 months ago
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      CASSIEME1

      LIVING WITHCANCER,
      WITH MY SON I GAINED 10 POUNDS. WHEN I TOOK HIM OUT TO CHURCH AT 2MONTHS OLD EVERYONE KEPT ASKING ME WHOSE BABY WAS HE. AND HE WEIGHED 6LBS 3 OZ.

      about 1 month ago
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    NoLiver asked a questionLiver Cancer

    Lost hair, grew back, lost hair, grew back, repeat.

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      BobbyZ

      Mine fell out and all I have is stubble now. Hasn't really tried to full blown grow back.

      3 months ago
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      andreacha

      This is a side-effect of my oral chemo also. I can't say I lost mine but it used to be thick. It has thinned a lot. At the crown at the back of my head, I can see a very small actual loss. However, one night shortly after I started the chemo my hair changed from a medium brown with a few strands of gray here and there to stark white. No gradual transition. Brown one day. White the next. Really white!! I took a look in the mirror and nearly went into AFIB! Strangers always stop and tell me that they love the color of my hair.

      3 months ago
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      po18guy

      I have lost so many things so many times that I can only guess that hair is in there somewhere...

      3 months ago