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Survivorship

Stepping Out from Under the Umbrella of Fear
SurvivorshipStress ManagementBreast Cancer
Bonnie Annis reflects on her breast cancer diagnosis, dealing with worries of cancer recurrence, using natural remedies, and how fear and stress affect our well-being.
Keep Moving, Stay Strong
Exercise & CancerSurvivorship
After her cancer diagnosis, Michelle Stravitz’s oncologist told her to keep moving throughout treatment. In this article, Michelle highlights the many benefits of exercise during cancer, and explains she started her organization, 2Unstoppable, with a fellow survivor to inspire women with cancer to exercise.
Beautifully Broken and Stronger Than Ever
SurvivorshipPatient Stories
With this moving portrait of how a cancer diagnosis can shake up one’s emotions and sense of self, Lydia DeJesus describes her experience with breast cancer and how she found her strength again.
Cancer Survivor Mindset Makeover
SurvivorshipThe Empowered Patient
At first, Tiffany Easley was overcome by anger that cancer robbed her of her childhood. She soon realized that she had to change her mindset to embrace survivorship; she created a 3-part strategy based on the concept of “Mindset Makeover” to turn a negative mindset upside down.
How My One “No” Might Have Saved My Life
SurvivorshipBreast Cancer
At her annual mammogram, Katrina Shaw made a decision that turned into a stroke of good fortune and prevented a delay of her diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma.
Fighting Is the Hard Part, but You Have to Try
CaregiversSurvivorshipLeukemia
At age 84, Inocencio Melendez-Schroder was diagnosed with stage IV leukemia and was told that chemotherapy and radiation would not be recommended. Soon after his death at home, his daughter, Barbara, was diagnosed with stage II leukemia and used her dad’s lessons to improve her prognosis.
What It Really Means to “Man Up”
Colorectal CancerMen's HealthSurvivorship
Six months before he was diagnosed with stage IIIB colorectal cancer, both of Joe Bullock’s parents passed away. Chemotherapy hit him hard and stirred a mixture of depression and feelings of inadequacy as a husband and father. Then he discovered the power of opening up.
Delayed Cancer Screening Because of COVID-19 Fears Could Cost Lives
COVID-19 & CancerSurvivorship
Dr. Maurie Markman explains that missing multiple doctors’ appointments because of the COVID-19 pandemic could have a profound impact on people’s health, because of delayed diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
How I Learned to Be Vulnerable: Sharing My Prostate Cancer Story Helped My Healing
Patient StoriesProstate CancerSurvivorship
A decade after his son passed away from a rare form of bone cancer at age 16, Mark DeLong was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He learned, among other things, the healing power of being vulnerable and sharing personal stories.
Long-Term Survivorship: Risks and Rewards
SurvivorshipBreast Cancer
Long-term survivors face unique challenges, such as endocrine resistance, but thanks to advances in research and clinical trials, new options can help face these problems, says Di Stuppy.
Survivors in Oz
SurvivorshipBreast Cancer
Cancer survivorship can be a strange and confusing road to navigate. Long-term survivor Judy Pearson offers advice on post-treatment questions and how to find positivity in the darkness.
Sharing Our 3 Stories as Breast Cancer Survivors
Book ReviewsBreast CancerSurvivorship
In Hope Among Us, Rhonda, Jennifer, and Mari share their personal experiences with cancer and interview family members for their insights on how the disease affects all facets of life.
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