Survivorship

February 11, 2016

Why Writing is Good for Your Health (15 Minutes a Month Makes a Difference!)

Have you ever found that ‘pouring your heart out’ on paper leaves you feeling somehow refreshed? Or do you like to jot down your daily thoughts in a journal, scribble down a poem now and then, or write about your past experiences in memoir form? No matter what form … and whether it’s “good” or […]

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February 7, 2016

Cut Your Food Bill in Half: 9 Top Tips

The average U.S. household spends about $4,000 a year on food. Wouldn’t it be nice to cut this expense in half? MSN Money shared nine solid tips for doing just that – without sacrificing the foods you love most. 1. Become a Slicer and Dicer Pre-cut fruit, chicken and vegetables are convenient but costly. Skip […]

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October 4, 2015

Good News: Cancer Survival is Improving!

The risk of dying from cancer has decreased by 20 percent over the past two decades, according to the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) annual review of cancer statistics. This means that more than 1.3 million cancer deaths were avoided, an encouraging finding that shows cancer survival is improving. Overall, from 2006 through 2010, cancer mortality […]

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August 10, 2015

Living Well After Diagnosis

After a cancer diagnosis, healthy lifestyle choices, which up to that point may have seemed merely worthwhile advice for the future, can quickly become a significant priority in the present. As patients progress through treatment and enter recovery, questions about diet, exercise and mental health often arise: How much sugar is healthy? Can I still […]

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August 10, 2015

Tips for Finding a Primary Care Physician

Find someone relatable. It is important to find a doctor who you trust and can connect with and who can help you get and stay well: “Think of your primary care physician as a family member or a real good friend you see from time to time,” says Dr. Sussman. Seek out a professional who […]

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May 15, 2015

Secondary Cancers

It is difficult to find clear estimates of how frequently secondary cancers occur or the likelihood that a survivor will develop one. The American Cancer Society reports statistics for particular types of cancers in its annual Cancer Facts & Figures, but it is harder to find reliable estimates for secondary cancer overall.1 Some research, however, […]

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May 15, 2015

Can Cancer Treatments cause Cancer?

It is not a recurrence, and it is not a metastasis (the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another). A secondary cancer, or second primary cancer, is a new cancer that develops in a person who has had cancer before. “It’s a different type of cancer,” explains Kamal Patel, MD, Medical […]

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November 3, 2014

3 Tips for Survivorship

When you’ve made it through cancer treatment, the life you face is undoubtedly different than the one you experienced prior to your diagnosis. When you’re unsure of how to live in your “new normal”, remember that life is full of possibilities. To get you started, here are three tips for writing your new chapter. 1. […]

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May 1, 2014

For Young Adults, Cancer Doesn’t End With a Cure

“It’s getting more difficult to fund-raise,” I recently lamented to my mother after telling her about all the competing cancer charity walks in October. She took my hand. “Don’t you think it’s time to move forward and leave your cancer in the past?” she asked. “What do you mean by leaving it in the past?” […]

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May 1, 2014

Step 4: Treatment and Survivorship

Once you have found a treatment provider, you will work with your care team to develop a treatment plan based on your unique diagnosis. You should continue to ask questions during this process to ensure you are fully informed about the treatment you will undergo and about any side effects that may result. Some key […]

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