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Survivorship

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.
Meet the Medikidz–Medical Comic Books for Kids
Humor & CancerPediatric CancerSurvivorship
Dr. Kate Hersov describes the medical comic book series she and her colleague came up with as a creative way to communicate directly with children about cancer.
Survivorship: Finding Your
Survivorship
April 10, 2008 was the day Luann Keyes became a survivor, a date she refers to as her "Cancerversary."
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