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Cancer Diagnosis Causes Increased Emotional Problems for Too Many of Us

Being diagnosed with cancer is tough. Being diagnosed with cancer is often coupled with clinically meaningful levels of mental or emotional distress. Researchers in Germany have found that during the prior four weeks nearly a third of more than 2,100 cancer survivors interviewed at inpatient and outpatient care centers experienced mental or emotional distress that meets the strict diagnostic criteria for mental disorders including anxiety, depressive and adjustment disorders. In the normal, non-cancer survivor population we would not expect to see rates higher than 18% at most. When the researchers evaluated the types of disorders they found that 11.5% of [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|General Information, How We Live, mental health, Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Response Vs. Reaction: The Mouse Theory of Dealing with Cancer

I was at a restaurant recently and I saw a mouse shoot across the floor and scamper under a table. I wasn’t the only one who noticed the little critter. A number of people began to scream, especially some of the people who were at the table that the mouse chose to pass under. Actually, a better description of those people was that they were really panic stricken. Their faces were twisted and their voices or actually their utterances were sharp, loud and full of four letter words. They all started jumping out of their chairs, actually into the air, [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|How We Live, Inspiration, survivorship, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cancergraph, free Quality of Life mobile app launched worldwide today!

Malecare launches Cancergraph, a Quality of Life mobile app recording. It's free on the iOS Apple App store, right now! Go to the App store on your iPhone or Download here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cancergraph/id1114343314?mt=8 Android coming in November. Cancergraph tracks your cancer symptoms and side effects over days, months and years. Designed by cancer survivors and caregivers, Cancergraph focuses on the unique experiences faced only by those of us who are diagnosed with one or more cancers. Cancergraph records each of your symptom’s severity, time of day or night and location of occurrence, with just one tap on the app. Cancergraph removes [...]

From A Survivor of 5 Primary Cancers Wishing You Just Joy Today, Tomorrow and the Next Tomorrow

Don't let today's joy be stolen by tomorrow's worries. Tomorrow can steal today, but only if you forget that tomorrow has not yet come. I will be happy and joyful today and tomorrow, tomorrow's worries will just have to wait until tomorrow or maybe even the next tomorrow because I don't have any extra room in my life. Happy, Joyful Father's Day and the next and the next and the next to all. -Joel  

By | June 19th, 2016|How We Live, Inspiration, Uncategorized|0 Comments