Survivors, Caregivers Share Hope for the Future of Cancer Advancements
We asked our audience what advancements they hope to see in the oncology space within the next decade or so. Here’s what they had to say.
Let Fear Help You Focus After Cancer
I’m 16 years out from my breast cancer diagnosis, but every now and then, panic still creeps up on me.
I’m Fighting Cancer for the Long Run
It’s essential that I maintain a sense of urgency, as well as long-term stamina, in my cancer survivorship.
Clean Cancer Scans and Thrift Shopping
After receiving clean cancer scans, I rewarded myself with a trip to the thrift shop.
Childhood Cancer Survivors Can Modify Death Risks
Childhood cancer survivors tend to die of the same factors as the general population, though at an earlier age. Research showed, though, that these risks can be modified.
Sometimes Cancer Surveillance is Satisfactory
When survivorship becomes long-term, it can be an adjustment to move from active treatment to periodic surveillance.
Cancer Imposter Syndrome
After hearing others' cancer stories, I found myself feeling "less than" because I didn't undergo radiation and chemotherapy.
Lessons From Cancer Survivorship
Nowadays, I think of myself more as a cancer survivor and advocate than patient. Here's what I learned along the way.
The Spectrum of Sharing a Cancer Diagnosis With Employers
Patients with cancer may decide to share their diagnosis with their employer but approaching it in a way that is most comfortable to the patient may make it a more effective conversation.
Understanding the Cancer Experience From the Outside Looking In
People who have never experienced cancer may think that life continues as normal after treatment is done, but that’s far from reality.
Cancer Survivors, Loved Ones Share How They Advocate
We recently asked our audience how they advocate for themselves and others in the oncology space. Here’s what they had to say.
MRD Testing Made a Myeloma Survivor Feel ‘OK to Be Safe’
A multiple myeloma survivor discusses how continued minimal residual disease negativity made her feel more confident in coming off of maintenance therapy.
'How You Doin'?' Can Be a Tricky Question to Ask Someone With Cancer
When I was in the throes of cancer, I didn't know how to answer well-meaning people who asked, "How you doin'?"
I Feel Cheated as a Cancer Survivor
Cancer took so many experiences away from me, yet I sometimes feel guilty that I survived and others did not.
Spring into Salads for Cancer Survivors
Spring brings a plethora of refreshing veggies into season, and these salads make the most of their natural flavors and health benefits.
The Invisible Side Effect of Visible Cancer Survivorship
How do survivors of head and neck cancer cope with drastic changes to one of the most visibly identifiable body parts — the head?
Nearly 25% of AYA Sarcoma Survivors Reported Impaired Social Functioning
Over a quarter of adolescent or young adult patients diagnosed with sarcomas will have difficulties financially, romantically for an extended period after diagnosis.
Everything Is Not OK: A TV Show Gave Me Flashbacks to Cancer
I thought my sensitivity to breast cancer scenarios on television shows had gotten stronger, but it hasn’t.
Radiation Dose May Increase Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors
Hodgkin lymphoma survivors should avoid associated risk factors of developing colorectal cancer such as smoking, alcohol usage and being overweight.
Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss
Many survivors see significant hair changes during cancer treatment, leaving a difficult reminder when they look in the mirror.
Tomorrow Begins Today: My Life After Cancer Treatment
I finally finished cancer treatment, and for the first time in a while, tomorrow feels more certain.
Healthy Diet May Improve Side Effects for Lymphoma Survivors
Cancer survivors who are experiencing side effects from treatment, such as chronic fatigue, may benefit from a healthier diet.
One Survivor Helps Others Find Their ‘Cancer Love Story’
After receiving supportive care during her college cancer journey, this survivor now works to guide other patients through their treatments.
We cancer survivors are complicated — not more complicated than others who have faced their mortality head-on, but there’s a certain bucket we get put in when we let others know about our diagnoses.
Celebrating My Cancer Survivorship
In 2023, my goal is to continue building my role as a patient advocate and to support other cancer survivors in the fight through the various organizations I am involved with.
Protecting Heart Health During, After Cancer Treatment and Into Survivorship
Cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation may increase a patient’s risk for heart disease, and being mindful of some of the symptoms may be one of the steps for prevention, one expert said.
Socioeconomic Disadvantages, Chronic Conditions May Increase Mortality Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors
The impact of living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged area and having conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure may increase the likelihood of a childhood cancer survivor dying at least five years after they were diagnosed.
Cancer Survivor to Attend the Super Bowl, Bodybuilder Dies of Cancer and More
From a cancer survivor who will attend the Super Bowl thanks to the Make-a-Wish foundation to the death of a former professional bodybuilder from the disease, here’s what is happening in the oncology space this week.
Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Higher Rate of Aging-Related Mutations Than the General Population
Survivors of childhood cancer tended to have a higher rate of clonal hematopoiesis than those without a cancer history, research showed.
Drug Offers Long-Term Heart Protection for Childhood Cancer Survivors
When children with cancer received dexrazoxane alongside their chemotherapy, they tended to have fewer heart complications in the short and long term.
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