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Survivorship

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.
My Journey from Diagnosis to Survival
Breast CancerPatient StoriesSurvivorship
When Sandra Lewis found out she was a carrier of the BRCA2 gene mutation, she was determined to get informed. She learned to embrace the moment, focused on the facets of her life that she could control, and remembered to smile as part of healing.
Confronting Tough Questions After Cancer
CaregiversSurvivorship
As a 27-year-old, 3-time cancer survivor, Sonia Su explores the support her parents offered her as caregivers and offers advice to parents and caregivers seeking support for themselves.
My Cancer Survivor Story and the Power of Your Unique Voice
Survivorship
Nancy Litterman Howe, an avid athlete, found out that exercise did not protect her from cancer but could help her heal. Read about her new focus on helping other patients through exercise, and what the National Coalition of Cancer Survivors may offer you.
Helping Others Care for You
Support ServicesSurvivorship
Mend Together: a new website connects patients with cancer with friends and family during challenging times.
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.
Telehealth Can Help Patients with Cancer During COVID-19 but Does Not Replace In-Person Treatments
COVID-19 & CancerSurvivorship
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.
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety as a Cancer Survivor
Stress ManagementCOVID-19 & CancerSurvivorship
Disease recurrence is a common cause for the stress and anxiety typically experienced by cancer survivors even long after treatment ends. Several mental health experts provide some tips for easing these fears.
Surviving Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
BiomarkersBreast CancerSurvivorship
With her family history of cancers related to the BRCA mutation, Jamie Ledezma’s first pregnancy suddenly got very complicated when she learned she had triple-negative breast cancer.
Celebrate What You’re Grateful For: Lessons from My 20 Years of Survivorship
Patient AdvocacyBrain CancerSurvivorship
Shortly after his college graduation, Danny Heinsohn’s world turned upside down when he learned he had a brain tumor. He shares his inspiring story of overcoming adversity and finding something to celebrate every day, even while dealing with cancer.
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