Kaden's pictures set to a heart touching song that explains just how I feel as his mother and his caregiver.
This website has leukemia information, stories, support groups and ways you can help.
Cancer Family Care is a great organization available to help cancer patients and their families. They have been a great help for me in providing counseling service to work through the emotional baggage I haven't been able to face alone and in helping me get back on my feet. Additionally, I can't believe how much knowledge they have and I'm getting help figuring out medical care, testing I have not been able to afford in two years, help navigating the disabiltiy system and overall support. I wouldn't survive without them.
The Wellness Community is a wonderful resource to help cancer patients and their families. They offer may wonderful free meetings and classes to help work through the emotional stuff and learn to cope. I wish I could do something big to support them and return the favor of all they have done to support my journey.
If you need help, this is a wonderful place to begin! They are a national organization with locations in many cities.
This is a great article for those of you who may have to have this treatment.
Colon and breast cancer patients who take Xeloda know the side effect Hand-Foot Syndrome (HFS) or Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia (PPE). A study at a university in Turkey looked at the use of henna in treating PPE. This webpage tells you how to use it. Reference to the Turkish study is given.
Three years ago, Plastic Surgeon Luis A. Vinas, MD, FACS, stood in his plastic surgery center and listened to an anxious breast reconstruction patient ask him the same question that other patients had asked when they viewed what had been their nipple area:
Doctor, isnt there something that can make my breast whole again?
All that was available was the option of nipple reconstruction. But the results of nipple reconstruction, no matter how skilled the surgeon, were often poor.
Dr. Vinas put together a focus group of breast cancer survivors. Their goal: to help create a beautiful and practical prosthetic nipple that they would want to wear. The prosthetic nipple had to be as lifelike as possible. It had to be thin, resilient, hypo allergenic, and self-adhering. It had to be translucent so a womans skin tone would blend in with the nipples coloration for a perfect match. It had to mold perfectly to the contours of a womans breast for a natural look. And it had to be reusable so women could afford it.
A whole new manufacturing process was developed to give the nipple the natural look and feel that the patients desired. One of the very first women to try ReForma thanked us for our long task with words that will always stay with our company: for the first time in ten years, I feel whole again.
Living Conversations is a celebration of breast cancer survival.
Through the stories of women who are now on the other side of their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, the site offers hope, inspiration and courage for the many women, family members and network of supporters, affected by this disease.
Living Conversations is a social site where survivors can share their stories through text, photos and videos, and connect with each other. We support the Catalyst for the Cure breast cancer research project at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
This board is dedicated solely to Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivors and caregivers. It has a very active community, and lots of information on the disease, treatments (both conventional and trials), as well as support in getting through this!
There is also a Non-Hodgkin's forum here as well.