Dealing With Cancer In The Family

Do you have a family member that has been diagnosed with cancer?  Cancer is a disease that can affect anybody regardless of age, race, or gender.  However, when someone in the family has been diagnosed with cancer, it affects everyone in the family.  We try to tell ourselves that it’s a disease that’ll just go away on its own.  Unfortunately, cancer cannot just “go away”.  Even though there is not a cure for cancer, modern technology and medicine has allowed for people to get diagnosed quicker so that doctors can try to prevent the cancer from spreading.  For most types of cancer (when caught early), it can be prevented from spreading further through the use of chemotherapy.  Chemotherapy is a therapy used, either through medicines or radiation, that can stop the cancer from spreading or it can get rid of the cancer altogether.  It is never easy to deal with cancer, but there are doctors that will go above and beyond to try and help a cancer patient.  If you are having a hard time with dealing with the news of cancer in your family, just know that you are not alone and there are resources that will allow you to simply talk or vent.  Visit http://cancer.gov for help with dealing with cancer or for more information on cancer.

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