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Survivorship

Cancer Took My Breasts and Gave Me Self-Acceptance
SurvivorshipBreast Cancer
Bethany Sell takes us through her thought process after learning she would have to lose her breasts to cancer, as she grapples with wishing to look “normal” but learning to embrace her new look.
Starting at the Finish Line: Cancer Will Not Define Us
Brain CancerSurvivorship
To deal with grade 3 astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer, Matt Newman turned to writing personal e-mails to his friends and family as a way of dealing with the challenges he was facing. He shares his insights on the life lessons he has learned.
The War on Cancer: Historical and Personal Perspectives
Breast CancerSurvivorship
Judy Pearson describes her personal fight with cancer, providing a historical perspective on the war on cancer, which was officially launched in 1971, when cancer was believed to be contagious, showing just how far we’ve come, with new types of cancer therapies leading the way.
SOAR Beyond the Trauma of a Cancer Diagnosis
Ovarian CancerSurvivorship
Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 3, Tiffany R. Easley learned the power of owning one’s story, detailing her powerful “SOAR” survivor mindset.
A Man’s Roadmap to Surviving Throat Cancer
SurvivorshipThroat Cancer
After being diagnosed with throat cancer, Ed Rossman kept in contact with others through the online CaringBridge service, remaining hopeful through music sessions and practicing a weekly mantra.
Staying Positive
Breast CancerPatient StoriesSurvivorship
Neelam Shinde, a 2-time breast cancer survivor, reflects on the power of positive thinking and remembering that setbacks are integral parts of life.
Cancer Rehabilitation: Creating Your Parallel Universe of Healing
Cancer RehabilitationSurvivorship
Cancer survivor Nancy Litterman Howe, MS, CES, dissects the function of cancer rehabilitation and the different treatment options that can improve physical function for patients.
Audrey Guth, 2-Time Cancer Survivor, Dedicates Her Life to Helping Mothers Undergoing Cancer Treatment
SurvivorshipThyroid CancerSupport Services
Audrey Guth is a 2-time cancer survivor, of thyroid cancer and breast cancer. In 2009 she launched the Nanny Angel Network to help children of mothers with cancer go to the camp of their choosing and give their moms a break.
Get Those Mammograms as Prescribed!
Breast CancerCancer ScreeningSurvivorship
Breast cancer survivor Ginger Modiri stresses the importance of getting mammograms on time. To celebrate her 8-year anniversary of being cancer-free she organized a walk after the More than Pink Walk was cancelled because of COVID-19.
Listen to the Voices of Cancer Survivors
Ovarian CancerSurvivorship
Annette McElhiney, PhD, notes the psychosocial needs of patients with cancer, survivors, and caregivers. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she describes the help provided by the recently launched “Steps Through Ovarian Cancer” program.
The Remission Question: Are You “In” or “Out”?
Breast CancerSurvivorship
After her 2017 breast cancer diagnosis, Sheryle Cruse had to learn how to navigate other people’s expectations for good news, and how to carry the emotional burden of not knowing what to say to people looking for answers about her disease.
Physical Fitness and Cancer
Exercise & CancerPatient StoriesSurvivorship
As a part-time personal trainer and a veteran strength athlete with 16 years of competition, Patrick McNamee was shocked to hear that he had stage III rectal cancer, and joked with his oncologist that he was the healthiest guy with cancer around.
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