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How do we talk about cancer

‘If you ask someone with cancer how she or he is, do be prepared to listen to the answer’. Among cancer sufferers there’s often a shared moan about how some friends or acquaintances “just don’t get it”, how some turn away and retreat, and some meddle and proselytise. Cancer sufferers all have their own pet …

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Talking to your children

If you have cancer, discussing it with your children may be difficult. But listening and talking to them can be reassuring and can help them come to terms with it.   ‘Cancer becomes less frightening for everyone if it’s described as cells that have grown faster than other cells in the body’  Keep it simple …

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Dont Ignore the Signs

  Don’t Ignore The Signs: Testicular Cancer Losing a son at age 19. That’s why Can-Sir is spreading the message to young men not to ignore a swollen testicle, enlarged breasts or other symptoms of testicular cancer. Mike Campbell was in his second year at Fleming University when he was diagnosed at Peterborough Regional Health Centre …

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Prepare for you cancer results

  Each year an estimate of around 300,000 people are told they have cancer. If you’re waiting for test results, there are ways to help prepare yourself.  Call: Cancer Buddies or Can-Sir Malecare     “It’s always a good idea to ask when you can expect to get your test results and how you’ll get them. If …

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Families & Caregivers

FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS Caring for a man who has prostate cancer is a challenging experience, especially for significant others, who may have to adjust to a new lifestyle with their partner. Here are some suggestions to help you through your experience and provide the best level of support, not only for your loved one, …

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The “Stigma” of Cancer

 Why are you ashamed…?!! One of the major barriers to “Cancer” diagnosis and treatment is stigma. In many developed and developing countries such as South Africa, stigma is a barrier that can lead to late diagnosis and, in turn, death. To most South African Blacks, (in the South African context; Black, Coloured and Indian) the …

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Lies & Truths

PROSTATE CANCER MYTHS….. BUSTED!!!! Myth 1 – Prostate cancer is common, but few men actually die from it. In fact, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men over the age of 60 each year. Myth 2 – Prostate cancer is only found in elderly men. While it is true that …

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Male Fertility

Male Infertility Some male cancer survivors find that they are not able to have children due to the effects of cancer treatment. By identifying your risk for infertility, you can take steps before treatment to preserve your fertility. For survivors who have already completed treatment, there are other options for having children. Male Infertility: Detailed …

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