The thing about cancer is, when you’re first diagnosed, it’s something that is completely foreign to you,” says Bill Donahue, prostate cancer survivor and member of Touched by Cancer’s focus group. “Even if someone close to you went through it, when it happens to you, you are just stunned. And because you have no experience [...]
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Cancer patients being assigned individual navigators (sometimes called patient advocates) is a fairly new phenomenon, with the birth of the first “official” navigator program coming in 1990. Since then the value of such programs has been recognized by the industry, but even today not all treatment facilities offer this invaluable service to patients. The patient [...]
Local facilities fight cancer through treatment, research and education When 2010 comes to a close and the final numbers are tabulated, the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics projects that there will have been 49,586 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the state, an increase of more than 17 percent from 2009. Of [...]
Fundamental 1. What type of cancer do I have? Is there any chance that any part of the diagnosis could be a mistake? 2. What stage is the cancer? Is there any way to tell what caused it? Can it continue to spread? 3. Are there any additional tests needed to help develop a plan [...]