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Survivorship

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.
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.
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