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Consider keeping a file of newspaper or magazine articles, or notes about information you hear from other media sources. Then discuss them with your doctor. Unfortunately, sometimes the research reported is too preliminary to be helpful or relates to medical situations different from what your loved one is experiencing. Many patients and caregivers have found the Internet a very valuable resource, empowering them with information that may be particularly helpful in the beginning of the diagnosis and when making treatment decisions.
Does this mean I should discourage my wife from thinking negatively? Comment from Jean (a 46-year-old high school teacher, diagnosed with colon cancer): Sometimes I don’t feel so positive, and the rest of my family gets upset with me when I express negative thoughts, such as speculating whether the surgery and treatments actually will work, or sometimes wondering whether it is worth going through all this. Now, I am not only feeling guilty about having negative thoughts because I may be hurting my chances of survival, but I also feel that I am letting my family down.
15. It seems the more we find out, the more questions we have. Can too much information be a problem? Some family members cope well by learning everything possible about the cancer and its treatment. QXP 9/23/09 1:55 PM Page 27 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CARING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITH CANCER Start by reading information given to you by the physician. Review this information and then discuss it with the doctor. If you have more questions or wish to do more research, investigate legitimate resources (see the Appendix).
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