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Support Network

Last one on cancer for a while.

I read a report that people undergoing treatment for cancer who have a support network (family and friends), live longer than people who do not. Both receive the same treatment but those with a support network live longer.

I believe this to be true. When I have seen people undergoing treatment who have someone with them, they seem more positive and healthy. It is not just the help they receive, it is the love and encouragement. Also, having someone else helps when navigating the sometimes confusing and always frightening treatment regimen and options.

This is my way of saying that we should do our best to support our loved ones and friends when they are in need.


Charles C. Goodin