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Survivorship

Demonstrating Mental Toughness and Emotional Maturity During a Harrowing Brain Tumor Scare
Brain CancerSurvivorshipWeb Exclusives
Nate Loch’s attitude and demeanor shaped his approach to a life-threatening brain tumor, subsequent complications, and the prospects of a long recovery while serving as a reminder about the fragility of life.
The Link between Obesity and Cancer
Cancer ResearchSurvivorship
Obesity is associated with about 40% of cancers in the United States. This link is strongest in several types of cancer, including kidney, gastric, pancreatic, endometrial, and esophageal cancer. Significant weight reduction may help to reduce the risk for cancer.
When Losing Is Winning
Patient AdvocacySurvivorship
Lisa Lurie went from “bald, breastless, and bewildered” to all-glammed-up as a cancer survivor and founder of Cancer Be Glammed, a nonprofit organization that empowers women to recover with dignity and positive self-esteem. Last fall, Lisa was a finalist for CONQUER’s Hero of Hope Award, and although she didn’t win, this experience was a milestone in her cancer story.
Cancer Walks to Join in Spring 2019
Cancer FundraisingExercise & CancerSurvivorshipWeb Exclusives
Spring is a great time to get involved and participate in cancer fundraising activities. Here are several cancer walks you may want to join this season!
How My Battle Against Cancer Made Me a Better Entrepreneur
Patient StoriesSurvivorshipWork and Cancer
“I think most entrepreneurs believe they are superhuman,” says Jonathan Passley, a business owner, husband, and new father, whose world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with cancer at age 29.
To Disclose at Work or Not to Disclose?
SurvivorshipWork and Cancer
Cancer survivor Dan Dean weighs the many factors involved when deciding what to tell, or not tell, an employer about a cancer diagnosis and the job-related potential implications.
The Power of Here and Now
Patient StoriesSurvivorship
In this poignant article, cancer survivor Maya Harsaniova contemplates what it means to live in the moment, and how being a patient with cancer changed her perspective on many aspects of her life.
Permission to Grieve
Survivorship
Patients with cancer are too often made to feel they need permission to experience the emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Barbara Ritsema draws on her years of experience as a nurse to explain the stages of grief and offers tips for how to talk about cancer and how to help people diagnosed with cancer through the grieving process.
Why Wigs?
Survivorship
Hair loss is a major concern for many patients, men and women, who are undergoing chemotherapy. This article helps to demystify some of the many options available while shopping for a wig.
Grateful
Survivorship
Survivor Lisa A. D’Ottavio looks back with gratitude to her family and friends who offered support during her battle with breast cancer.
Do We Become Complacent Survivors After a Few Years of Cancer Remission?
Breast CancerSurvivorship
Breast cancer survivor Ginger Modiri cautions those in remission to avoid becoming complacent and to keep up with their follow-up screenings.
5 People You Didn’t Know You Need on Your Breast Cancer Team
Breast CancerSurvivorship
Dr. Citrin explains the role of 5 experts who are essential for meeting the physical, emotional, and therapy needs of patients with breast cancer.
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