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Surviving & Thriving With Cancer
Facing a challenge like cancer is extremely difficult. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a type of cancer, it can be overwhelming and frightening, or lead to feelings of sadness or hopelessness. There are many kinds of cancer, but they all start the same way when abnormal cells grow out of control. The Survivors Club is here to help you learn about and cope with various forms of cancer and their treatments, and to connect with others who are dealing with the same issues. You are not alone in your battle to fight cancer. Read more to have your questions about cancer answered, and read real stories from cancer survivors.
Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women. If you or someone you love was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, know that you are not alone -- more than one in four cancers are diagnosed as breast cancer. TSC's guide to breast cancer is full of information on breast cancer, including recognizing symptoms, diagnosing and treating breast cancer, and coping with the reality of living with cancer. Start Your Journey to Recovery
Leukemia, which affects adults and children alike, is defined by cancer that is in the blood or bone marrow. Blood and marrow produce blood cells, and a person with leukemia will produce abnormal white blood cells. This type of cancer begins when the DNA of immature blood cells become damaged, and this damage causes the cells to grow and divide chaotically. If you or someone you love is living with leukemia, these guides from The Survivors Club can help you better understand the disease, its symptoms, and hope for treatment and recovery. Start Your Journey To Recovery
Even though it is well know throughout America that overexposure to the sun is unhealthy, many people still do not protect their skin from the suns harmful rays. Therefore, skin cancer is common in the United States. Occurrences of skin cancer are increasing every year. Many cases of skin cancer could be avoided by taking preventative measures like applying sunblock and reducing time spent in direct sunlight. Learn about skin cancer, how to prevent it, and the dangers of sun exposure in this comprehensive guide. Start Your Journey To Recovery
Colon cancer affects many Americans each year. Despite the myth that colon cancer is a 'male' cancer, many women also are diagnosed with the disease. This cancer can be hard to detect, therefore it is recommended that men and women begin regular check-ups, including a colonoscopy, after turning 50. Cases of colon cancer, which are often linked to diet, smoking, and fitness, are increasing every year -- but, fortunately, treatments are improving as well. If you have or someone you love has been diagnosed with colon cancer, you can learn about it with this guide from The Survivors Club. Start Your Journey To Recovery
Thyroid cancer is diagnosed in about 37,000 Americans each year according to the American Cancer Society. Women are three times more likely to get thyroid cancer than men. The cancer affects the thyroid gland in the front of the neck which produces hormones that regulate blood pressure and weight loss/gain. Symptoms may not be recognized until the cancer develops. Thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, and if you or a loved one have been diagnosed, you can learn about it with this guide from The Survivors Club. Start Your Journey to Recovery
Prostate cancer develops in the prostate gland, part of the male reproductive system responsible for semen production. It most cases it grows very slowly, but it can also take a virulent, rapidly-growing form, which requires immediate treatment. There is a very reliable test for early detection of prostate cancer the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. It may be difficult to deal with the emotional impact of your prostate cancer diagnosis as you begin to make decisions about treatment. The four types of treatment for prostate cancer are active surveillance, surgery, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. Sometimes, prostate cancer progresses to the point where there is nothing more that medical intervention can do, but many people have lived to become survivors. Start Your Journey to Recovery
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