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My cousin's wife has been diagnosed with bone lymphoma

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My cousin's wife has been diagnosed with bone lymphoma (Stage 4) but is responding well to chemotherapy - she has two more treatments scheduled then a course of radiography. She's been given a 50/50 chance of recovery but despite her response to treatment,
remains very negative often talking about having been given a death sentence. We all think she wouldn't be receiving the treatment she is if her case were hopeless however despite being a lovely person I think she's just one of those negative people. My main
question is, does cancer alter one's personality? Though she seems fine with visitors etc., her husband is having a bit of a thin time and confided to me that he can't do anything right for her. Is this normal please? I do want to emphasise that she really
is a lovely person with a heart of gold so I wondered if her attitude now could be put down to her illness.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
well it doesn't alter your personality but it can certainly cause depression.
Is she depressed?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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