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Understanding the Realities of Cancer

Breaking Misconceptions

Misconception #1

Cancer is always a death sentence. While it is a serious and sometimes deadly illness, many people survive and thrive after cancer treatment.

Misconception #2

Cancer only affects older people. While cancer incidence does increase with age, it can affect individuals of all ages.

Misconception #3

Cancer treatment is standardized. Treatments can vary based on the type and stage of cancer, as well as an individual's health and personal preferences.

The Physical Side Effects

Pain Everywhere

The pain from cancer can manifest in many different ways, including joint pain, neuropathy, and overall body aches.

Weight Changes

Cancer can cause weight loss or weight gain. Many factors - such as the type and stage of cancer, treatments, and individual genetics - can cause these changes.

Mouth Problems

Cancer treatment can cause a host of oral health problems, including dry mouth, mouth sores, and tooth decay.

Noise Sensitivity

Certain cancer treatments can cause noise sensitivity, making it difficult to tolerate everyday sounds such as talking or traffic.


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