Chronic can be a good thing
When I was in cancer treatment, I was told cancer was being treated as a chronic illness instead of a terminal one. We all liked that. It was nice knowing that they didn't expect you to die anytime soon. Living with a terminal disease is not fun. Your life is counted in weeks and months instead of decades and generations. But living with a chronic disease is not that great either.We all know we came with an expiration date - life is a terminal occurrence. We are all going to die some day. But with a chronic disease, life just becomes a little (or a lot) less fun.I have a couple of those chronic conditions that make life less fun. And that's how life goes for me. If you want to learn more about living with chronic ailments, this is a wonderful essay on life with chronic ailments.And how you wake up each day with hope to be free of pain and and maybe there will be a cure. Life with chronic ailments is better than with a terminal one but how much is up for discussion.
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Summary: Chronic radiation-induced osteomyelitis/necrosis of the rib was rarely encountered in breast cancer patients even before the era of breast-conserving therapy. Few studies have focused on how to evaluate the extent of rib osteomyelitis for surgical management. A 78-year-old woman who had received radiation therapy after a radical mastectomy due to breast cancer 30 years ago manifested a rib pain and chest skin ulcers. Because chest magnetic resonance imaging failed to visualize osteomyelitis of the rib, a wide-ranged rib resection was initially planned considering her radiation field. An additional imaging, 3-dim...
It’s in the early morning of April 15th, 2030 that when looking at your smart mirror, the latter beeps a warning notification: that new mole on your chin should be checked by your dermatologist. That was to be expected. After all your genetic test revealed that you possess a mutation in the CDKN2A gene. But you also get the recommendation to have your esophagus and stomach checked as your connected smart scale registered a noticeable drop in weight and this mutation also carries an increased risk of gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer. With such increased awareness and early stage diagnosis methods, will the cance...
Conditions: Breast Cancer; Breast Cancer Lymphedema; Pain; Pain, Postoperative; Pain, Chronic; Mastectomy; Lymphedema; Breast Surgery Interventions: Other: Single rehabilitative treatment; Other: Group rehabilitative treatment Sponsor: University of Roma La Sapienza Completed
Conditions: Breast Cancer; Pain, Chronic; Pain, Postoperative; Mastectomy; Lymphedema Intervention: Other: Rehabilitation protocol Sponsor: University of Roma La Sapienza Completed