Cahlstrom

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Cancer Survivorship: A New Way of Living
June 15, 2015
In 1986 when I was lying in a hospital bed in Dallas after my mastectomy, a group of 23 cancer survivors were meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to discuss cancer survivorship. Their work would become infinitely important to me and my recovery from cancer in the years to come. What those survivorship pioneers initiated that day became the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS).

Being diagnosed with cancer changes everything about your life. Yes, there are those few who have a simple diagnosis, breeze through treatment and then actually get back to some form of “normal” — the life they lived before they heard the words, It’s cancer.

But for the vast majority of us, cancer is a game changer that impacts every ...

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