Cancer is often referred to as a ‘disease of old age’ because it primarily develops during the 40’s and 50’s and becomes symptomatic in the 60’s and 70’s. However, cancer is also known as the ‘disease that does not discriminate’.
Cancer is often referred to as a ‘disease of old age’ because it primarily develops during the 40’s and 50’s and becomes symptomatic in the 60’s and 70’s. However, cancer is also known as the ‘disease that does not discriminate’. It can develop at any age, despite race, ethnicity, social or economic status.
Loretta Talolo was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year at the age of 29.
My name is Chande Lutu-Drabble, and I was and always will be a Caregiver for my daughter who is a Cancer Survivor. I have just returned home after living over a year in San Diego, where my daughter had undergone treatment for melanoma cancer. When I went up to be with my daughter, I didn’t know what to expect, other than doing things that any mother would normally do; caring for my child and just being there as her companion.
I recall the greatest challenge I had to overcome when I became aware of the condition of my daughter was fear. It was the worst kind of fear—and that is: fear based on ignorance.
The American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition, a non profit local organization dedicated to the welfare of patients diagnosed with cancer, recently partnered with Hawaiian Airlines to provide travel assistance to a patient recently diagnosed with cancer. An airline ticket was donated by Hawaiian Airlines during the ASCCC’s 2008 Mardi Gras Event. The winner of the Mardi Gras Event, Mr. Brett Butler, gifted the ticket back to provide assistance for any cancer patient that needed travel off island.
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