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If you had cancer.

If you know someone with cancer.

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Cancer

Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

Discussion Forum

Peanut protein spreads cancer

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by James M. Martin Dec 19, 2014. 2 Replies

Peanut component linked to cancer spread... a component of peanuts could encourage the spread and…Continue

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Metastatic cancer killed man 4,500 years ago.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 7, 2014. 9 Replies

I found this story moving.  This poor man, riddled with pain and misery, died of cancer 4,500 years ago…Continue

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Comment by Daniel W on May 21, 2014 at 8:57pm

Same here.  Patricia I'm cheering for you!

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on May 21, 2014 at 6:01pm

HURRAAAAAY from me too, Patricia.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 21, 2014 at 5:42pm

Glad to hear your good news Patricia.

Comment by booklover on April 17, 2014 at 7:51am

How beautiful and inspiring Joan.  What a wonderful picture in the face of an awful disease. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 16, 2014 at 10:49pm

Strength in numbers: How three little girls with cancer are inspiri...

Rylie, 3, has kidney cancer;

Rheann, 6, has brain cancer

Ainsley, 4, has Ainsley leukemia.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2014 at 2:28pm

Just keep swimming.  Something Joan is very good at.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2014 at 2:27pm

Thanks G Cat and Joan.  Could hardly see most of them for the tears.  My favorite uses a quote from one of my favorite movies:

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 4, 2014 at 11:04pm

Thanks to Joan for sharing this in another A|N group; it belongs here too!

"Meet Dan. Every Wednesday and Thursday, he heads to local Cancer Centers and buys a cup of coffee for each patient, nurse, doctor, and everyone in between... straight from his own pocket."

From the photo album at Buzzfeed, "35 pictures that prove the world isn't such a bad place"

Comment by booklover on April 3, 2014 at 4:42pm

Sorry to hear that Patricia!  It's one of the things I don't have trouble with. 

Have to have a Hysteroscopy done in a week or two.  It's like a D & C, but they use a camera, and they are going to snip out a polyp and test it to make sure it's benign.  Also I have fibroids.  Heavy bleeding the last two periods.  Ugh.  At least it's outpatient and my family has to wait on me for 24 hours. lol.

Comment by booklover on April 3, 2014 at 8:24am

If I don't get a good night's sleep, I'm toast!  I have to take a nap!  A lot of times I think I am just lazy.  I'm just not a go-getter!  It's such a feeling of accomplishment for me when I do a ton of things on my list in a day. ;)

 

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