Cancer Patients Who Are Married Can Fight Disease
Charlotte - Emily crandall's mom died from breast cancer when she was 41. Crandall says, "I remember her losing her hair, wearing the wigs, and saw my dad caring for her." She remembers her Dad was there for her every step of the way. Crandall says, "He was Mr. Mom cause he had to be."
More than 10 years after her mom passed, Crandall found she had breast cancer. Her diagnosis came six months after her wedding. Her family and husband became her support system. Crandall says, "Being there for me, and being that shoulder to cry on, and him telling me I looked beautiful when I know I did not."
A new study says married lung cancer patients have a better chance of surviving than single ones. The director of the Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center says that applies to all cancers. Marcia Lampert says, "In terms of a marriage, you could see where a real partnership can take hold stronger when there is a diagnosis of cancer."
Lampert says, "Support groups give people an opportunity to talk to people about their cancer, and hear from survivors about how they managed it." As a survivor, Crandall says she feels lucky. Crandall says, "I can see a lot of similarities between my husband and dad and that why i married him, he was there for me."