life and cancer

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Fallenrosepetal, Oct 11, 2009.

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  1. My life has become overly suckish the past 3 years... a relationship i had for a year and a bit that finished just before my favourite uncle dies of bowel cancer. My mum then gets diagnosed with breast cancer but now has almost recovered. Now my Grammy has a rare cancer that 30people in the uk get a year. All this stress and strain has pulled me down and its hard to get back up, my grades have fallen and because of all the problems there are arguements at home all the time and mum doesn't come home during the week. Cancer is pulling my famly apart and has ause so much hurt and pain. i have to stay strong for my 2 younger sisters and brother but its so hard. im so lost i dont know what to do...
  2. Chargette

    Chargette Well-Known Member

    While you are staying strong for your younger siblings, don't forget to show your love to them and accept their love in return. As these events unfold, form a bond of strength with the younger ones with lots of hugs and crying it out together when you need to.

  3. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    It seems cancer is attacking so manythese days my mother has just fought off her battle with cancer. I am sorry you are struggling so much know you can come here anytime for support.
  4. harveybogart

    harveybogart Banned Member

    Hi Fallenrosepetal,

    Well,Regular exercise helps to improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
    Studies in the past have shown correlations between exercise and decreased cancer risk. To evaluate the effect of regular exercise on the life of breast cancer survivors researchers identified 1,829 Chinese women, aged around 54 years, diagnosed with breast cancer between 2002 and 2008. Ninety-five per cent of the women had a mastectomy, 92 per cent had chemotherapy and 28 per cent had radiation therapy. Approximately 70 per cent of the women exercised regularly at six months post-diagnosis and 74 per cent were exercising regularly for 36 months after their diagnosis.

    Those reporting even low levels of regular exercise were more likely to report better physical, mental and social well-being than those reporting no exercise. Also, women who exercised for more than eight hours per week reported the highest capacity for daily living and work or study, less distress, better body image, and higher quality relationships. In addition, the benefits of exercise were still evident more than 36 months after breast cancer diagnosis.

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