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What you really need to know about Cancer - by Dr. Robert Buckman, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, 2008.

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