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Survivorship

You Only Live T-W-I-C-E: A Cancer Warrior’s Motto
SurvivorshipLymphoma
Receiving a diagnosis of stage IIIB diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 26 at the start of COVID-19 meant that Steffi Ilagan had to sideline a lot of her plans. Her story illuminates the meaning of “T-W-I-C-E” when facing cancer.
Fertility After a Cancer Diagnosis
SurvivorshipFertility PreservationEndometrial Cancer
For young adults facing a cancer diagnosis, consideration of fertility preservation is an important component of the treatment plan.
How Planning and Organization Helped in My Breast Cancer Journey
SurvivorshipBreast Cancer
Cancer is hard enough. Add a global pandemic to the mix, and everything becomes more challenging, and everyone more lonely, as Heather Barto learned after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020.
Defined by Cancer, or I Defy My Cancer?
SurvivorshipBreast Cancer
A whirlwind of stress was mounting in Dawn Coyle’s personal life even before she received her breast cancer diagnosis in 2021. Then, she had to take on cancer largely alone in a post-pandemic world while working full time and being there for her aging parents.
No Evidence of Disease, or NED: How Is It Going for You?
SurvivorshipColorectal Cancer
Joe Bullock finally heard the 3 little letters he’d been waiting to hear since his colorectal cancer diagnosis: NED. But he wasn’t expecting the uncertainty that shortly followed, feeling stuck in the in-between phase “after cancer.”
Notes for Tomorrow
SurvivorshipWellness Corner
Tricia Tennesen, whose father passed away from colon cancer at age 60, describes her mindset in dealing with her stage IIA breast cancer diagnosis as she manages the tricky balance of anxiety, hopes, and dreams.
Spotting Cancer Scams and Shams: Watch for Partial Truths & Overpromises
Cancer & Misinformation/MythsSurvivorship
Today, we even use the Internet as a stand-in for doctors and medical advice. Dr. Forrestal provides surefire advice on how to know when sources are trustworthy, and how to spot misleading claims, scams, and false information.
Put Down That Drink to Elevate Your Health: Alcohol Increases Cancer Risk
Alcohol & CancerPreventionSurvivorship
Alcohol doesn’t have the stigma that cigarettes do regarding the carcinogenic effects of drinking, but the link between alcohol and cancer is something people need to become more aware of.
Knitting as Medicine
SurvivorshipArt Therapy
Rita Schunk is still knitting prayer shawls almost 10 years after her breast cancer diagnosis, giving comfort to other people through an act that puts her physical energy to use and mind at ease.
Why Cancer Survivors Should Get Screened for Other Cancers
Cancer ScreeningPreventionSurvivorship
People diagnosed with one type of cancer are at an increased risk of having a second cancer later on, explains Dr. Edith Mitchell, highlighting the importance of continued cancer screenings.
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.
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