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FAMOUS CANCER SURVIVORS: CELEBRITIES WHO WON THEIR CANCER BATTLES

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, right after cardiovascular disease. It has countless forms and causes, but some people are more prone to developing it than others. Some risk factors for cancer include: age, family history, certain lifestyle choices, and environmental factors. However, having one or more of these risk factors does […]

DOES CANCER CAUSE MENTAL ILLNESS?

According to the American Cancer Society, in the United States, there were around 1.9 million new cancer cases in 2021. Approximately 600,000 people died of cancer in the same year, making it the second leading cause of death in the United States, right after heart disease. There is no doubt that cancer causes severe emotional distress […]

HOW TO MENTALLY COPE WITH CANCER

A cancer diagnosis has a profound impact on a person’s life. Not only does the cancer patient have to deal with the physical symptoms, side effects of cancer treatment regimens, and potential changes to the body, but they also must deal with the mental and emotional challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis. It is […]

THE FIVE EMOTIONAL STAGES OF DEALING WITH A CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is accompanied by a range of emotions – from shock and confusion to fear and despair. Every single emotion that may come up is a normal and natural response to a major life change, and it’s important to accept and allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling in order to […]

MENTAL HEALTH AND CANCER: IMPACT, EMOTIONAL STAGES, AND HOW TO COPE

Worldwide, there were around 18.1 million cancer cases in 2020. That is 18.1 million people dealing with the life-altering diagnosis of having cancer. While the physical effects of cancer and cancer treatment are often the primary concern of the medical team in charge of treating the disease, there are significant mental health implications as well. This psychological […]

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER PREVENTION AS AN LGBTQ PERSON

Every single person carries with them a certain amount of cancer risk. This is true for people of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, occupations, and lifestyles. Unfortunately, while we are familiar with a myriad of cancer risk factors, science still isn’t at the point where we can completely understand and explain all the […]

SYSTEMIC BARRIERS TO CANCER CARE FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE WITH CANCER 

Biologically speaking, members of the LGBTQ population are no different than the general population. They span a range of ages, races, ethnicities, and religions. They live in cities and rural areas and are employed in various occupations. However, it is undeniable that members of the LGBTQ population face a unique set of challenges when it […]

THE UNEQUAL CANCER BURDEN IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

According to a 2021 survey, approximately 80% of people worldwide identify as heterosexual. The remaining 20% identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, queer (LGBTQ), or are unwilling to divulge their orientation. It may seem like a small minority, but keep in mind that 20% amounts to 1 in 5 people. In terms of gender identity, […]

CANCER IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY: A COMPLETE OVERVIEW

An LGBTQ Pride survey from 2021 declares that around 80% of the global population is heterosexual. The other 20% identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, or otherwise queer. In terms of gender identity, the numbers are dramatically different. Only a little less than 1% of the population identifies as transgender, gender-nonconforming, or non-binary. Because members of […]

THEORETICAL IMPACT OF A NUCLEAR WINTER ON CANCER SURVIVAL

The term ‘nuclear winter’ was first coined in the 1980s by scientists using climate models to assess the impact of nuclear war on life on earth. The nuclear winter theory got its name because of the significant decrease in global temperatures due to a large amount of smoke and dust injected into the atmosphere as […]