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 Is cancer on the increase?
When I was a kid the only cancer you ever heard about was lung cancer. I never heard about skin cancer, testicular cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer. And the only people who ever got cancer were ...


 How do you help cure lung cancer?????
my dad had colon cancer then it moved to both of his lungs PLEASE BE SERIOUS and plz don't say chemo because he is on that PLEASE if you have ANY suggestions let me know by answereing this ...


 Would you think it was thyroid cancer?
If your doctor ordered an ultrasound to look at your thyroid gland and your lymph nodes were swollen and you felt like crap most of the time, what would you think? I have hypothyroidism. On Synthroid....


 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?
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 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?
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 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?
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 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?
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coolgem2
Why does Cancer age a person so much so quickly?
I was a handsome guy back in January and nobody guessed me for my age. (As much as 20 years younger.) Now I look like an old withered man. My looks no longer match my young personality. Is it the lung cancer or & the chemotherapy?
                     





zamira
It's all of it. Who cares what you look like though? I've seen some people who look great in the outside but are disgusting inside (poetically speaking).


Max Power
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The chemo.


leena
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well chemotherapy ! my grandfather had it.


.Milley.<3
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chemotharapy


Calli M
i think it is mostly the chemo.


reyewat b
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its your lung cancer,


maikerukun
Chemotherapy...the chemicals given are a poison, which are supposed to kill the Cancer out of your body, but has awful side effects.


Bubbly_08
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Chemicals and Radiation


Hazle
Its both, these are very debilitating happenings to your body.

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Many people will walk in and out of your life,
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you twice, it is your fault
Great minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses much more;
He who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Friends, you and me ... You brought another friend ... and we started our
group ... our circle of friends ... and like a circle ... there is no
beginning or end ... Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift.


Neelam
I am sure you still look young and handsome,don't worry:)


tiny Valkyrie
Because both cancer and cancer therapy are major physical, mental, emotional, chemical and biological stresses on the body. Stress ages people faster, a systemic stress like that even more so.


Marisol S
it's probably both. sorry to hear that you have cancer. People who love you will not even notice what you look like on the outside, they will see you for your spirit on the inside.


loriwild
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Its the toll on your body and STRESS, and WORRY. They can make you look 10 yrs older. When you loose those you will probably look younger again. It can easily show on your face. You are going through alot right now. When you get through it and life becomes back to more normal I think you will loose a few of those years you feel you have gained.

My daughter at age 4 had cancer. She looked like a little old lady so frail and skinny with no hair. At age 5 she weighed 23 pounds! She is now 16 and she looks a bit younger. She is tiny. I am 42 and have not had the treatments but the stress and worry of it all aged me 10 yrs!!! I use to also be guessed for much younger. Now I am guessed at my age...... Some days, and I have noticed this in others too, I look older than others depending on my stress level.

I think once you get through it you will be that vibrant YOUNG man once again.

God Bless and the best of luck to you in your trials! You will get better if you have faith and hope. They are your key medications.....

One more to add, just for good measure. Your still a handsome man. Age doesnt reflect that. In fact I think it adds to it on a man. If your beautiful inside, people will also find you beautiful outside. Your STILL you, don't let an evil demon like cancer rob you of it as well. *hugs*


butterflysky
I think most of the people on this forum who gave you advice have never been through chemo or cancer, so here is experience from someone who has been through it and KNOWS.

It easy to say that looks do not matter from outsiders on this forum and to tell us to get over it, but it's not that simple. This is a life altering event and it's hard, but you need to take it day by day and look ahead to good health and know that it's temporary.

Chemo is hard on you and yes, during chemo, I felt old and tired, but it is the treatment. It is harsh and it kills the cancer cells while killing the good cells. It can take you down and it changes your looks. It is not a time where most of us look good. I was one of them. As hard as chemo and cancer are, try to concentrate on getting well and fighting this beast.

I fought cancer two years and now I have been in remission over two years. During treatment, I felt and looked awful because of all the changes in my body (hair loss and weight gain because of Prednisone and so much more). However, I can say my determination to win this battle kept me going although I had days I did not want to look in the mirror and I didn’t. Now two years later, I've done everything to keep myself healthy and look healthy. I eat right, exercise and take care of myself. Most of all, I don’t stress anymore. Now, I feel and look great. Most people think I look younger than my age, but they wouldn't say that during chemo. Chemo will exhaust you and age you sometimes, so my advice is to fight, eat right, rest , take care of your body and don’t stress. It's temporary and before you know it, you'll be better than your prior self.

Chemo is no beauty treatment, but you need it to save your life, so concentrate on other things - your hobbies, your family, friends and your faith. Before you know it, chemo will be over and you'll be on your way to good health. Take it from a cancer survivor who knows.


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