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I remember hearing about this blood condition while studying in school decades ago. But here in this South East Asian country, I have not come across anyone with this genetic predisposition. I thought it would good to know about this anemia related disease since more and more Africans are coming to this country for study or work. I even had the privilege of studying with a Liberian lady a few years ago. https://www.ibogirlliving.com/2018/07/symptoms-of-sickle-cell-anemia.html
On a personal note, I lost my brother (my only sibling) aged 71 to lung cancer Stage IV. >10 years ago. He was >20 years my senior. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/11/10/cancer-health-care-reporter-229889 I am 32 years old and I am going through menopause. It’s temporary, and I chose to endure it when I got a life-threatening breast cancer diagnosis a year ago. But it’s a lot worse than I expected....... Now I realize what the cancer club really is. It’s a real network of patients who pass advice to one another—in my experience, over social media—about how to pick treatment programs and how to deal with their side effects. (My favorite cancer club recommendation? Taking Claritin to help with bone pain caused by a drug intended to keep my white blood cell count up so that I can keep receiving chemotherapy. Also, ginger candies.)