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Bereavement and Grief

    Bereavement is the period of sadness after losing a loved one through death.

    Grief and mourning occur during the period of bereavement. Grief and mourning are closely related. Mourning is the way we show grief in public. The way people mourn is affected by beliefs, religious practices, and cultural customs. People who are grieving are sometimes described as bereaved.

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    Description of the Evidence

    Incidence and Mortality Bladder cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed malignancy in men in the United States. It is estimated that 72,570 new cases of bladdercancer are expected to occur in the United States in 2013.[1] Bladder cancer is diagnosed almost twice as often in whites as in blacks of either sex. The incidence of bladder cancer among other ethnic and racial groups in the United States falls between that of blacks and whites. The incidence of bladder cancer increases with...

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    Grief is the normal process of reacting to the loss.

    Grief is the emotional response to the loss of a loved one. Common grief reactions include the following:

    • Feeling emotionally numb.
    • Feeling unable to believe the loss occurred.
    • Feeling anxiety from the distress of being separated from the loved one.
    • Mourning along with depression.
    • A feeling of acceptance.

      WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
      This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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