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Police Officer 'didn't expect' colon cancer diagnosis at age 26

Aged just 26 Police Officer Shawn DePasquale is devastated with colon cancer diagnosis

Officer Shawn DePasquale was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer just weeks after joining the Rollinsford, New Hampshire police force.

At just 26-years-old Mr DePasquale said he “didn’t expect” to be handed a stage-four cancer diagnosis at his age, which reportedly came soon after starting a new job.

Rollinsford Officer Shawn DePasquale joined the department in December 2017 shortly before he unexpectedly learned he had colon cancer.

“I mean I'm 26, didn’t expect to come down with this,” DePasquale said. “You hear you have stage four cancer and immediately everything just fades out.”

Cancer sufferer battles bosses who accused her of not working during life-saving treatment.

Cancer sufferer Eimear Coghlan battled bosses who accused her of not working during life-saving treatment.

Eimear Coghlan has won a £50,000 legal battle against her former employers after they harassed her for taking time off to get life-saving treatment.

Eimear Coghlan, 34, was made to work in a 'hostile and offensive' environment by her boss Poonam Dhawan-Leach after the pair clashed over her missing work.

Hospital trips to see cancer stricken son costs Overton mum thousands

Reece Holt, of Church Park in Overton, is nearing the end of a gruelling course of chemotherapy following his brain tumour diagnosis last year. Reece with mum Rachel.

A mum who spent £700 extra a month on petrol to visit her poorly son in hospital has backed a travel cost campaign to help other families.

Rachel O’Neil, from Overton, spent more on petrol to travel to Clatterbridge Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool where her son Reece Holt was receiving treatment for a brain tumour.

Colon Cancer Patients Suffer Low Job Retention After Diagnosis

Colon cancer patients may experience low rates of job retention

After a colorectal cancer diagnosis, patients may experience low rates of job retention, according to a research letter published in JAMA.

Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System conducted telephone follow up calls with 567 employed stage III colorectal cancer patients to examine the link between access to paid sick leave and job retention and personal financial burden among this patient population.

The researchers reported that nearly 40% of US employees have no access to paid sick leave, although they believe it could reduce the need for unpaid sick time used during colorectal cancer treatment periods.

The Psychological Impact Of Prostate Cancer

Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer often struggle with their diagnosis

It would not be hard to guess the psychological impact on patients the moment a doctor tells them they have cancer.

Just hearing that word probably leaves most patients stunned and, in the moments that follow, perhaps only half-listening to whatever else the doctor has to say.

To some, cancer equals death. Cancer may or may not be life ending, but it is almost certainly life changing.

The diagnosis may intrude often on patients' thoughts and reshape their vision about the trajectory of their lives.

Some may decide to take that cruise around the world they have been dreaming about sooner rather than later.

Rare would be the patient who is not at least a little concerned or frightened about the odyssey of tests and treatment they face.

As a result of the diagnosis, some patients may experience harmful physiological effects and contemplate suicide. Men with prostate cancer (PCa) are not immune.

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