Displaying items by tag: Bladder Cancer

Lawrence Tyler and Carol Brown have been friends since high school but recently joined forces to create a photography business, Tyler Brown Photography, in York, PA. They do it all- weddings, parties, portraits. But, recently, they’ve created a special project about something that has touched both of their lives deeply: cancer.

(Mount Laurel, NJ) -- A few years ago, Jarrod Skole of Mount Laurel, New Jersey was an average ten-year-old who enjoyed playing sports and hanging out with his friends. Then, he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Jarrod found visualization helped him cope with the disease, which he says he knew nothing about when he was going through treatment.

Marie of York underwent years of treatment for bladder cancer before she had extensive surgery last year to remove her bladder and part of her vagina. She now has a stoma in her stomach for using a catheter.  The cancer may be gone, but Marie and her husband now must cope with the operation’s sexual side effects.

It's been almost 50 years since the U.S. Surgeon General determined that cigarette smoking is a major health risk.  Still, about 20% of Americans smoke. 

“In December 2001 my life changed. At the time I didn’t realize how much it would change. I was diagnosed with bladder cancer.” This is the first entry in my journal.

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