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Survivorship

Improving the Care of Patients with Cancer and Diabetes: The Role of the Navigator
From Your NavigatorSurvivorship
“Navigators can play an important role in assisting patients and caregivers in managing diabetes and cancer treatment,” says oncology nurse navigator Cheryl Bellomo.
Sex and Intimacy for Breast Cancer Survivors: During Treatment and Beyond
SurvivorshipSexuality and Cancer
Almost all women who have received treatment for breast cancer have a list of questions that they find difficult to ask during a clinical visit with their oncologist.
Informed Patient? Don’t Bet On It
Survivorship
Dr. Sekeres and Dr. Gilligan examine the hidden problem of uniformed patients, and offer tips for patients to better communicate with and understand their doctors.
Lessons Learned in Surviving Cancer
Survivorship
It’s certainly true that great medical strides have been made in recent years in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, but there has been less focus on addressing issues uniquely associated with the patient’s experiences.
First-Year Survivorship
Survivorship
Survivorship can feel like a game of cancer whack-a-mole: pound one issue flat and another pops up, often where you weren’t even looking.
Resilience: Personality or Practice?
Survivorship
The ability to cope with a cancer diagnosis and the aftermath of treatment often requires an inner strength that supports an individual’s ability to rebound and recover. This strength is often referred to as “resilience.”
Survivor’s Guilt
Survivorship
Nearing the 12th anniversary of her dearest friend’s passing, Ginger Modiri reflects.
Preparing for Your First Appointment: 5 Tips to Make the Most of It
Survivorship
Before sitting down with your oncologist for the first time, there are a few things you can do to prepare physically and mentally.
Making Goals You Can Keep
Survivorship
Here comes the New Year and excitement about fresh starts, new goals, and a healthier lifestyle. So often, by mid-February those healthy goals have been derailed by day-to-day demands. With a bit of planning, however, you can set goals that will stick and bring you the rewards of a healthier lifestyle.
Strategies for Managing Cancer-Related Distress
Survivorship
When dealing with a cancer diagnosis, discussion of a cancer treatment plan is vital to help guide decisions about lifestyle and treatment. Equally important is a consideration of the individual who is experiencing cancer.
Doctor Appointments? Always Take an Extra Pair of  Ears Along
Survivorship
Once the statement “you have cancer” passed through my ears and hit my brain, I experienced a temporary form of hearing loss. I could see the radiologist’s lips moving, but I didn’t hear a word he was saying.
Fertility Preservation: What You Need to Know Before Starting Cancer Treatment
Fertility PreservationPediatric CancerSexuality and CancerSurvivorship
Many young adults with cancer don’t ask questions about their ability to have children after cancer treatment, despite wanting to have biological children. Not asking the right questions about fertility preservation before starting chemotherapy, radiation, or other treatments for cancer can lead to fertility problems and even infertility later on.
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