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    Posted: Jun 01 2008 at 3:10am
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/108893.php
 
 
 
"The problems cancer survivors face can include pain, sexual difficulties, troublesome lymphoedema (chronic swelling caused by the failure of lymph glands to drain properly, often triggered by surgery and radiotherapy), and psychosocial problems including depression and anxiety. "

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This is news?  LOL
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This is a really valuable article as it is still unusual for the psychoemotional aspects of cancer(and other life threatening illnesses) to be spoken of, much less dealt with in any effective manner.  I have printed it out as I am currently working on an article regarding the need for attention to the psyche of someone who carries the concern long after the "cure". 
 
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Cheryl I am so glad you have taken on this project.  Once they pitch you out the door a patient still has alot to deal with and I know I for one could use somewhere to talk and vent, tell the truth.  Right now my poor cat Lucy is taking the brunt.LOL 
 
Their loved ones aren't going to understand, they don't want to hear it anymore, do we have to keep everything inside unless we join a forum of women who understand.  Where else can you talk about it?
 
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