The Big “C”
In 2016 The National Cancer Institute predicted, “An estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease.The most common cancers in 2016 are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer.” That’s a lot of cancers.
Cancer places us on the front line of a battle with our own body. We not only have to choose the right course of treatment from a wide array, but also the right team of professionals with which to form an alliance. It often involves breaking down one’s health in order to improve it. This is both counterintuitive and frightening.
Use this deck individually to work through the challenges and choose the Skills & Attitudes to apply in order to respond. Share these cards with family and friends to help them understand on particularly tough days. Use them in a support group to help build peer support. They can be used as a teaching tool for healthcare professionals and newly-diagnosed patients.
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