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 Will we ever be able to cure cancer and aids??
are we or is it gona go on haunting the human race like this forever?...

 Who believes that there are cures for cancer but the scientist are holding back for what ever reason.?
accutally for any diseases.
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i think they should do testing on pedophiles not animals and they might get the cures alot faster....

 If you get a nose ring, does it cause cancer?
me and my friend were going to go get out noise pierced until our friend told us it caused cancer?
is taht true, or was she just saying that cuz she thought it was ugly?...

 What might cause BLOOD IN YOUR STOOL?

 Can you help me?
whats a good way to motivate someone to donate money to ACS american cancer society?

what should i tell them?
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i'm NOT going TO FORCE ANYONE. I just ...

 Is it possible for boys and girls to be true friends?

 I'm 24 and i smoked for 2 years average 8 cigaretes a day...?
i have been gave up for 3 month and i wanna know how much this career..this 2 years can cause lung cancer?
i wanna know are there a lot of persons like me (smoking for 2 years) that are involved ...

 How can i help my mom who died few weeks ago?
i am muslim, my mother died on 10 nov 2007, how i can help my mom after her ...

 Is cancer contagious?????
i just wondered ive always wondered it! thanks ...

 My friend has fried his brain with weed....?
what do you think about that? ... its not me asking them questions it was him....

 I have a really large lump in my armpit, I have no insurance and no doctor. what can I do?

 How to cope with a dying family member?
My grandfather has lung cancer and will probaly die this week because the cancer is spreading. I trying to do everything possible to make him comfortable....

 What are the survival rates for prostate cancer?
my dad was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. What are the survival rates? I've been hearing like 97% if it's caught early. is that true?...

 I just found out my aunt has cancer?
She is my favourite aunt. I want to send her a card, but I dont know what to say. I feel so awkward, bc I would like to talk to her but I have never known anyone to be sick before. I feel so ...

 Do you know of any cures for cancer? any kind of cancer especially endometrial (uterine) cancer.?
my grandmother was recently diagnosis with stage 4 cancer. She told me about a week ago but it didnt start 2 hit me until i started writing this... actually writing these words...this is so CRAZY! i ...

 My dad is taking chemotherapy treatments but still smoking?
My dad has colorectal cancer in stage four. The doctor wont operate becuase it's already spread to his liver and lungs. He wanted to start chemo right away. The doctor has told him to be ...

 Can cancer cells be detected thrrough a bloood test?

 My daddy is dying from cancer...?
My daddy only has about 2 months to live he is dieing from cancer. It used to be something so small and now i find out he's dieing. And i dont know what to do it is so devastating im only 13 and ...

 Is my dad going to die?
He has anal cancer and is being very secretive about it all. Im worried that he is keeping things from me so i don't know the ins and outs of it all. He has a colostomy bag and he is just 43...

 Cancer question??
can u get cancer if fire flashes at u?...

How to comfort a friend who's mother is dying of cancer?

There are no words to comfort someone who's parent is dying of cancer the best way to fight these is head on. Suggest to your friends to look up Team in Training- this is an organization whose commitment is to find a cure for Leukemia (a type of blood cancer). They will train you for marathons, triathlon and other physical feats where the proceeds go towards finding a cure about it. Feel proactive and like you are doing something my actually comfort your friend in such a situation.

just be there when needed.

I would probably offer support and just be yourself. Be availabe if your friend needs to talk or cry on your shoulder.

be there with her..and let her cry on ur shoulder..think its best not to talk anything..she only needs u to b there..

i say support your friend. dont worry about what to say, listening is what is important. offer to do household chores or shopping for her. that allows her to spend more time with her mother. also, if she is the primary caregiver for her mother, offer to give her some respite time by offering to sit with or visit with her mother for a while. a few hours away from caregiving can do wonders. send your friend for a massage, or a pedicure. you may also want to contact the local chapter of the american cancer society for caregiver/family support groups. if the mother is on a hospice program, remind your friend to take advantage of the hospice chaplain, volunteers, and social worker. hope all of this helps... one of my favorite books on death and dying is called "final gifts." its a must read in my opinion!

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Just listen to her. Share the good memories about her mother. Cry together, let her know u care. Just be a good friend, she needs that right now.

Tori J
Don't mention it unless she says something first. If she doesn't say anything, she's not ready to talk bout it. It's okay to say I'm sorry or comfort her, but if you try to say, I understand, she will just think "NO you don't! No one understands" plus, you haven't been through it right?

just be available as a friend, and don't make a fuss about mood swings.

sharon h
just be there for them when they need to talk. you only need to listen that would be my advise for you. It would be nice to let them have a shoulder to cry on and to just listen to them when they are ready to talk.

U only need to let your friend know that U will be with her/him no matter what happens.... N be attentive to her, as in provide her with attention as she will just need someone to be with her and let her feel that she is not and will not be alone...

My mom fought Stage 3c uterine cancer for two years, and she passed away last November (2005). During her illness there were times when I was happy, feeling she would beat it, and other times that I felt helpless to stop what was happening to her. The feeling of frustration and desperation was overwhelming at times, and at these times I would cry until I was sick.

I'm a "talker" by nature, so keeping stuff in, for me, is like having a poisonous toxin in my body. I HAD to talk about it. Not that it made me feel any better, but just to get it out, if for no other reason than to simply get it out. But not everyone is that way; and have to deal with their feelings privately.

My family and friends didn't have to bring it up with me, because I constantly talked about it. However, the person I went to most was my cousin, who had lost both her mother (1999) and father (2001) to cancer. She, more than anyone, understood what I was going through. What did she say to me, having that experience? Nothing - except, "I know" (because she DID), and she admitted that she didn't know what to say to make me feel better, because she knew there was nothing she could say to make me feel better.

So the answer? Just listen when your friend wants to talk. Don't offer advice. Don't offer "I understand" or anything similar. I would, however, the next time the subject comes up, let your friend know that you care about 'her' and 'her' mother, and that you think of (or pray for) them, and honestly admit that you don't know exactly what to say... but that if 'she' does need to talk to someone, that you will be there to just listen. Truthfully, that's all I really wanted. Someone to listen and let me say my peace, to let me cry, and without offering anything but their time.

So just "be there".

Just be there for her , as her friend.
Don't try and get her to talk about it, she will when she wants to.

When my mum passed away, my friends were great.
While she was in the hospital they came to see her.
They talked to me on the phone, came over. It wasn't always about mum, but they were there if I needed them.
Jsut do that
God Bless

it is hard to comfort when they go through this but all you can do is be there for them and let them know that they are not alone...help as much as possible

Listen to what your friend has to say. There's nothing you can say that will make your friend feel better about the situation. Don't bring the topic up with him/her either. Let them come to you about it. They may choose someone else to confide in. If this is the case, don't be offended and try to help him/her not think about it so much. They'll need time away from the problem as well as time dealing with it.
And if you feel like giving the mother a hug do it. I felt uncomfortable giving my friend's mom a hug the day before she died of cancer and I regretted it (I was a teenager). I found closure when I brought it up to him years later and he told me I could hug his mom anyday:)
On the same note, make sure that you take care of yourself as well. Not only will your friend most likely need some counseling, you may too. Be sure to talk to someone about how you are feeling with the situation.

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