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Survivorship

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 sure-fire 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.
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.
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