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Survivorship

Telehealth Can Help Patients with Cancer During COVID-19 but Does Not Replace In-Person Treatments
COVID-19Survivorship
Dr. Chevon Rariy directs a large telehealth program for patients with cancer. Telehealth has been a great asset, she says, but stresses that patients with cancer must not delay treatments and services that require in-person care.
The 6 Elements I Attribute to My Survival
SarcomaSurvivorship
Brandi Benson took a radical approach when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. Focusing on making positive and holistic changes gave her the emotional and physical strength to battle her cancer.
A New Perspective on Life
Patient StoriesSurvivorshipBreast Cancer
Ronda M. Walker struggled to maintain a sense of normalcy as she fought breast cancer. This experience taught her to live in the moment and reminded her that life is short, and tomorrow is not promised.
The Survivorship Guide to Empowered Living: The 5 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Treatment
Survivorship
Survivorship starts at diagnosis. Here are the lessons learned by Gina, a nurse and cancer survivor, on how to live an empowered survivorship.
Defying the Odds: How I’ve Survived a Male-Dominated Terminal Cancer for 7 Years
MesotheliomaSurvivorship
Emily Ward was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a type of cancer usually associated with men who are exposed to asbestos. After working as a nurse for more than 40 years, her surprising diagnosis led to a search for the best care possible.
Difficult Conversations:  What to Expect When You Share the News of Your Diagnosis
Survivorship
Sharing the news of a diagnosis with your family, friends, and coworkers is hard. But you have total control over how and when these conversations take place. Here’s a guide of what to expect.
Giving Back After a Cancer Diagnosis
Survivorship
After her successful treatment for stage IV triple-negative breast cancer, Beverly Bradley wanted to give back. With her physician’s help, she began mentoring other women with cancer, creating a sisterhood of survivors.
Life's a Great Balancing Act
Survivorship
Leukemia survivor Alan Spector highlights the importance of maintaining balance and keeping hope during cancer by developing a “life plan” in addition to a “cancer plan.”
Navigating the “Cancer Forest”: An Empowered Patient Perspective
SurvivorshipThe Engaged Patient
Cancer survivor Kristen Yukness uses her personal experience to chart a roadmap to navigate the complex world of cancer treatment and self-advocacy.
Listening to Our Instincts
Breast CancerSurvivorship
Teresa Todt could not shake the nagging feeling that the pain in her breast was something serious, but repeated visits to her gynecologist and a mammogram didn’t lead anywhere. It was only after she found blood in her bra that additional tests showed she had invasive breast cancer.
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