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Debunking cancer myths: Myth Number 5

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The myth: Undergoing cancer treatment means you can’t live at home and can’t work or lead a normal life.

Most people with cancer are treated on an outpatient basis in their home community. At times it may be helpful to travel to a specialty medical center for treatment. But often, doctors at such a medical center can work with doctors in your hometown so that you can be with your family and friends and perhaps even resume work. In fact, many people do work full or part time during their treatment. A great deal of time and effort has gone into making it easier for people to live a more normal life during and after their treatment. For example, drugs are now available to help better control nausea. The result is you’re often able to work and stay active during your treatment.Watch out for Myth Number 6 same place, same time next week!(Source: Mayoclinic: Cancer Specialist Dr Timothy Moynihan: 3rd June 2003)

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Posted On: 16 June, 2003
Modified On: 3 December, 2013

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