Surveys indicate that cancer survivors have varying desires regarding the kind of support they want. Some patients find support groups very helpful as they deal with the host of issues in survivorship. Others want to distance themselves from the “world of cancer.”
Studies also show that enrollment in cancer support groups improved quality of life for selected patients. Women tend to enroll at higher numbers than men. Enrollment also varies widely among different cancers, with breast cancer the highest. Then there are the cultural and religious aspects that affect patient perspectives on sharing their stories with others.
We cannot avoid to say that cancer has a massive impact on society in the United States and across the entire world. Cancer statistics describe what happens in large groups of people and provide a picture in time of the burden of cancer on society. According to National Cancer Institute, statistics tell us things such as how many people are diagnosed with and die from cancer each year, the number of people who are currently living after a cancer diagnosis, the average age at diagnosis, and the numbers of people who are still alive at a given time after diagnosis. They also tell us about differences among groups defined by age, sex, racial/ethnic group, geographic location, and other categories.
Eight months ago, Gregg Breinberg says: flashing back today to this unforgettable performance of the PS22 Chorus singing for our beloved Mrs. Adriana Lopez as she was battling breast cancer like a champ.
PSS22 has a ritual where every end of the year, Gregg Breinberg the director of the PS22 Chorus of Staten Island, the Webby Award-winning internet choral sensation ft. 65 public school fifth graders, signs along with the Chorus, but two years ago he decided to have a special performance in front of Mrs. Adriana Lopez, a teacher who was battling cancer like a champ!
Take a look at this video yourself:
KLEENEX WARNING! Flashing back today to this unforgettable performance of the PS22 Chorus singing for our beloved Mrs. Adriana Lopez as she was battling breast cancer like a champ. We're happy to report, she kicked butt and has been cancer-free for over 2 years now!
Posted by Gregg Breinberg (PS22 Chorus Director) on Friday, January 19, 2018
Almost forgot to mention, Gregg says: we’re happy to report, she kicked butt and has been cancer-free for over 2 years now!