CANCER IS A WORD NOT A SENTENCE WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER  DR ROBERT BUCKMAN Princess Margaret Hospital, U...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>This cannot  be happening to me </li></ul>Published by  Current Onc...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><ul><li>Fear often produces a sense of    paralysis, with  diminished c...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Why are we  </li></ul><ul><li>SO  </li></ul><ul><li>afraid of cance...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><ul><li>‘ Cancer’ is not one single disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Why ‘alien’ invasion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If perceived as single d...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>“ It used to be rare....” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancers account for...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Mysteries:  </li></ul><ul><li>Site of metastases </li></ul><ul><li>...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Cancer as metaphor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude as a cause </li><...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>“ Why is the treatment so awful?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer cell...
  What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>“ With so many breakthroughs, how come there’s no progress?” </li...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Complementary remedies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difference between ge...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>“  the more you understand about something you are afraid of,  the ...
What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>For more information on the books “CANCER IS A WORD NOT A SENTENCE”...
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  1. 1. CANCER IS A WORD NOT A SENTENCE WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER DR ROBERT BUCKMAN Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc .
  2. 2. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>This cannot be happening to me </li></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  3. 3. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><ul><li>Fear often produces a sense of paralysis, with diminished coping strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of the generalities may inhibit comprehension and coping with the specifics </li></ul></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  4. 4. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Why are we </li></ul><ul><li>SO </li></ul><ul><li>afraid of cancer? </li></ul><ul><li>W hy is the word so dreaded and awful even when the sentence is light? </li></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  5. 5. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><ul><li>‘ Cancer’ is not one single disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cancers comprise a group of 200 diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 200 different diseases have the same process in common(and often nothing else) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a wide spectrum of prognosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding palliates paralysis </li></ul></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  6. 6. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Why ‘alien’ invasion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If perceived as single disease, that disease is clever and highly unpredictable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primeval fear of something growing inside </li></ul></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  7. 7. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>“ It used to be rare....” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancers account for 25% of all deaths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not talked about before (epidemic of silence-breaking, not disease) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most cancers are not inherited (very few ‘doomed families’) </li></ul></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  8. 8. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Mysteries: </li></ul><ul><li>Site of metastases </li></ul><ul><li>Angiogenesis </li></ul><ul><li>Markers of biological behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Effect of removal of primary </li></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  9. 9. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Cancer as metaphor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude as a cause </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude as predictor of survival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of “blaming the patient’ </li></ul></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  10. 10. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>“ Why is the treatment so awful?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer cells differ minimally from normal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systemic treatment targets all growing cells </li></ul></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  11. 11. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>“ With so many breakthroughs, how come there’s no progress?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advances in understanding not the same as progress in treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative optimism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public relations </li></ul></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  12. 12. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>Complementary remedies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difference between getting better and feeling better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Not what you do, but how you do it” </li></ul></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  13. 13. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>“ the more you understand about something you are afraid of, the easier it is to cope with it ” </li></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
  14. 14. What You Really Need to Know About the Cancers <ul><li>For more information on the books “CANCER IS A WORD NOT A SENTENCE” and “WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER” </li></ul><ul><li>(Both published by Key Porter books) you can visit : </li></ul><ul><li>cinemedic.com </li></ul>Published by Current Oncology and the Cancer Knowledge Network © 2011 Multimed Inc
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