Whether it’s rest and relaxation you need or a little bit of excitement and adventure, if you feel up to travelling, then having cancer doesn’t need to stop you from exploring the rest of the world.
If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, a holiday can give you the time and space to come to terms with the illness. Or maybe you need a few days away to recuperate from cancer treatment. You might even want to go on holiday to celebrate the all-clear.
Unfortunately, many travel insurers are reluctant to cover cancer patients, or anyone with a pre-existing medical condition, because they are considered more likely to make a claim.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the United States is a pretty big place. So it makes sense that when it comes to fundraising and fighting cancer, the USA really knows how to go big.
We took a closer look at 5 of the most incredible fundraising initiatives happening across America – and what we found out was completely inspiring. If you’re based in the US and want to help fight cancer, these options are a great place to join thousands of others raising money and awareness.
“I felt terrible guilt for passing along this gene to my daughter and possibly to my grandchildren,” says male breast cancer survivor Arnaldo Silva
Arnaldo and Vanessa Silva share a close father and daughter bond. They share lunch dates and outings – but unfortunately, they both share something else as well: breast cancer.
“As a man, it’s the last thing that you expect to hear you have when you go to the doctor,” Arnaldo, 67, a retired stationary fireman, tells People magazine, “but I’m proof that it happens. This year alone, 3,000 men will be diagnosed and 400 will die, which I find unacceptable.”
Arnaldo, who was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in January 2007 after he found a lump beneath his right nipple while showering, is grateful today that he saw a doctor and had a biopsy — not only because it saved his life, but his daughter’s as well.
Cancer charity reveals for the first time the number of people living several years with advanced cancer after being diagnosed at stage 4
There are thousands of people alive in England who have survived for several years with the most advanced stage of cancer, according to new research from Macmillan Cancer Support and Public Health England’s National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service.
The research, revealed yesterday (Nov 8) at the 2017 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Conference in Liverpool, is based on data from England’s national cancer registry. It shows that at least 17,000 people have survived for two years or more after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer – the stage at which the disease has already spread to at least one other part of their body.
A nine-year-old cancer patient has asked for cards for Christmas after his parents were told he had just weeks to live.
Little Jacob Thompson has been fighting Neuroblastoma, cancer that forms in nerve cells early on, since he was diagnosed at age 5. It has spread to his head and hip, and treatment was deemed unsuccessful.
His mother, Michelle Thompson Simard, wrote on a GoFundMe page that Jacob has been admitted to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Maine, “for the last time.”