Category: End-Of-Life Diseases

What’s New With Hepatitis C?

What’s New With Hepatitis C?

What Is Hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. About 3.9 million people in the U.S. alone have the disease. But it causes few symptoms, so most of them don’t know they are infected.  There are many forms of the hepatitis C virus, or HCV. The most commonmore>>

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Breast Cancer Information

What Is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distantmore>>

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer: Basic Info You Should Know It’s cancer that starts in your lungs and can spread to other parts of your body. Although it’s the top cause of cancer deaths for U.S. men and women, it’s also one of the most preventable kinds, by not smoking and avoiding other people’s secondhand smoke. The disease almost always starts inmore>>

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Prostate Cancer Facts

Prostate Cancer Facts

Introduction: Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 03/2018 ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Prostate Cancer. Use the menu to see other pages. Think of that menu as a roadmap for this completemore>>

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: What’s the Difference?

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: What’s the Difference?

What It Is   Dementia: In the simplest terms, dementia is a nonreversible decline in mental function. It is a catchall phrase that encompasses several disorders that cause chronic  memory loss personality changes or impaired reasoning, Alzheimer’s disease being just one of them, says Dan G. Blazer, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medicalmore>>

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Summary of End-of-Life Diseases

Summary of End-of-Life Diseases

Excerpts below concerning end-stage diseases are taken from The Final Journey–Complete Hospice Care for the Terminally ill Vaishnavas (Torchlight Publishing) by Sangita Devi Dasi (Susan Pattinson, RN, CHPN) and other website sources.  In Chapter 4 of The Final Journey, many diseases are discussed which, at their end-stage, are considered terminal and hospice-appropriate illnesses.  The following information is not meantmore>>

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