I was three months past my 40th birthday when I received my diagnosis. This month I turned 45, which I think the original docs would have said at the time was not out of the question but probably wasn’t likely. 1,290 more words
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Most of us who have been diagnosed with cancer will be familiar with the war terminology that frequently accompanies a diagnosis. Fight, battle, war – they’re all words that get thrown around when you’re going through treatment or living with cancer. 770 more words
“Don’t go on the Internet”.
These are the words of many doctors and nurses that many of us hear when we’re first diagnosed. The Internet, of course, contains lots of useful information but sifting through everything that’s out there to get to the good stuff isn’t easy. 874 more words
There are lots of different types of cancer and, increasingly, just as many different types of treatments. While many people with ‘solid’ tumours receive surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, blood cancers sometimes require a slightly different tack. 1,170 more words