Survivorship

May 28, 2019

Survivors Unite Together to Thrive

On the first Sunday each June, the world unites to commemorate what it means to overcome cancer, under the banner of National Cancer Survivors Day. Earning the title of “cancer survivor” is no easy feat, starting with facing the words, “you have cancer.” Between the stress associated with tests and the challenges that come with […]

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April 29, 2019

Celebrating Gifts of Motherhood and Survivorship

There’s no question that Lourdes C. was meant for motherhood. After meeting her husband Pete when she was just a senior in high school, they married and soon welcomed children to their family. Now, her four children, Dominic, Patty, Estella and Lucia, have given her 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandkids, with another on the way.  […]

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March 25, 2019

Getting Back to What You Love

The place that 51-year-old Tiffany P. feels most at peace is in the yoga studio. After facing breast cancer in 2014, getting back to a regular yoga practice hasn’t been as easy a path as she had hoped. “I just kept thinking if I can get back to yoga, I can get things back on […]

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January 29, 2019

Dating After Cancer

Briana R. never expected to find herself back in the dating pool in her early thirties, let alone back in the dating pool after fighting breast cancer and going through an unexpected divorce. Yet that’s exactly where the 34-year-old Texas resident, nurse and single mom found herself in 2018. Facing the Unexpected Two years ago, […]

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January 28, 2019

See it, Believe it, Achieve it

Goal-setting has many benefits, providing focus and motivation for achieving success. Sometimes distractions can get in your way, making it hard to remember and stay focused on your goals. This is especially when life takes unexpected turns, like after receiving a cancer diagnosis. For Bridget J., surgery scheduling logistics coordinator at Cancer Treatment Centers of […]

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November 27, 2018

Facing Cancer Together

Growing up, only child Ashlie Randolph was the epitome of a daddy’s girl. The now 34-year-old travel agent from Las Vegas is extremely close with her father James, a retired firefighter. One experience Ashlie never imagined she and her dad would face together? Cancer. But that’s exactly what happened when Ashlie was diagnosed with thyroid […]

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September 11, 2018

Small Steps to Healthier Living and Healthy Aging

Health goals often focus on the short term-what you can do now to see results quickly. For cancer patients, focusing on healthy aging may be more realistic and effective. By making small lifestyle changes patients feel more in control of their health and longevity, helping those changes to become healthy habits. The question is, what […]

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September 11, 2018

Coping with Unexpected Change

Joy Williams was diagnosed with a cancerous vocal chord tumor in 2011 and initially received treatment from a local physician in North Carolina. When the cancer returned in 2012, Williams decided to seek care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta. After several days of tests, Williams’ CTCA® doctor told her although the treatment he […]

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August 12, 2018

Sunburned as a Child? Your Skin Cancer Risk May Be Sky-High

You’re probably aware that protecting your skin from overexposure to the sun is key for both avoiding sunburns and skin cancer. Perhaps you even dutifully lather up with sunscreen or wear sun-protective clothing whenever you know you’ll be outdoors for a fair amount of time. These are great habits, but even if you haven’t had […]

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August 12, 2018

Should You Get the HPV Vaccine?

While most people know a human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine exists, according to Dr. Natalie Godbee, a Gynecologic Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix, many believe that it’s just for teens and young adults in their twenties. Many adults, particularly those being treated for cancer, aren’t aware, however, getting the HPV vaccine might […]

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