Some diseases aren’t entirely curable. But, in many cases they can be treated effectively. People with such diseases may live a long time with the disease, receiving treatment off and on for years. This type strategy is important for some cancers including lymphoma, leukemia; chronic infections including HIV infection, hepatitis B and C; and autoimmune diseases including asthma, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Joining support groups and developing coping skills to deal with stress and treatment side effects can make a positive difference. Share your stories with completely.com so others like you can have a benefit of self-help.