How Patients and Survivors Are Closing the Care Gap on World Cancer Day and Beyond
In honor of World Cancer Day, we asked our readers what they do to raise funds and awareness since being diagnosed.
Cancer Made Me Superstitious
After being diagnosed with cancer, I’m nervous to plan for my future, and can’t say I’m in remission without knocking on wood.
On Cancer and Careers: How a Diagnosis Changed Survivors’ Jobs
We asked our audience of cancer survivors how their diagnosis affected their careers. Here’s what they had to say.
Is There a Scale for Cancer Survivorship?
My cancer was caught early, and I never had to have chemotherapy — leading me experience survivor’s guilt and ask, “can I even call myself a survivor?”
Finding Our Purpose After Cancer
Here are four ways I found purpose in my life after being diagnosed with cancer.
Loneliness May Lead to Chronic Conditions, Emotional Distress in Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors
As young adults, survivors of childhood cancers were more likely to report feeling lonely compared with their siblings, emphasizing the importance of screening.
When Memory Lane Veers Into Cancer Highway
Cancer is complicated enough while we are in it. How important are specific memories and details as we focus on survivorship into, hopefully, an old age that may bring natural memory loss?
Bouncing Back After High-Stress Moments While Fighting Cancer
My body and mind go through a lot before and after cancer scans. Here is how I bounce back.
Youth Taught Me a Lot About My Cancer
When I was asked to speak to a youth service club about my cancer, they asked some meaningful questions, making me take stock of my experience.
Patients with Cancer Share How They Celebrate Milestones
CURE® surveyed its audience to learn how they celebrate milestones in their experiences with cancer, if they do at all. Here’s what they have to say.
Being Persistent Pays Off in Cancer Advocacy
Fighting for something I believe in was worth it, especially since it came to my health after cancer.
Are You ‘Wasting’ Your Cancer?
I’ve heard the phrase, “don’t waste your cancer,” as a way to encourage survivors to tell their stories and donate to nonprofits.
Everyone Thought I’d Be ‘Better’ After Cancer Treatment, But I Still Struggle
Now that I’m six years out of my breast cancer treatment, people assume that I’m better and lack empathy. However, my anxiety is still high.
Crystal Singing Bowls Were a Relaxing and Cleansing Cancer Therapy for Me
My local cancer wellness center offered a singing bowls session, which I found incredibly relaxing.
People With Cancer Explain Why They Call Themselves Thrivers and Warriors
Through a survey on social media, CURE® collected responses on what terms people prefer when describing their cancer experiences. Some people who have experienced cancer explain why they have embraced the terms "thriver" and "warrior."
Patient, Survivor or Neither: People With Cancer Explain Their Relationship With Certain Terms
CURE® surveyed its audience to see which terms they prefer to use when describing their cancer experiences. Some people who have experienced cancer explain their mixed feelings with the commonly used terms “patient” and “survivor.”
Childhood Cancer Survivor Pays It Forward at the Same Hospital She Received Treatment
A childhood cancer survivor now works raising funds for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the same hospital where she received treatment for Ewing sarcoma at 12 years old.
Testicular Cancer Survivorship Lasts a Lifetime
As part of its Speaking Out video series, CURE® spoke with Michael J. Rovito,
on behalf of the Testicular Cancer Foundation, about survivorship.
Satisfy the Sweet Tooth With Cancer-Friendly Recipes
Treat yourself without the guilt! Here are three delicious — and most importantly nutritious — desserts to try at home when you are craving something sweet.
Reframing the Discussion for Surgical Options after Breast Cancer — Women are Choosing to ‘Go Flat’
After undergoing a mastectomy, women can either proceed with reconstruction or "go flat," but one expert says that the correct decision is what’s best for the patient.
20 Years of Cancer Care Advancements
In honor of CURE®’s 20th anniversary, here is a roundup of some of the major advancements in the world of cancer care, according to experts, patients and advocates.
Dealing With Cancer's Side Effects and Finding Motivation
From fertility issues to oral side effects, cancer survivors may face health complications after treatment ends.
Brush Up on Oral Hygiene After Cancer
It is important for survivors to maintain healthy oral hygiene because they face increased risk of dental problems.
Finding the Right Cancer-Related Information
The internet is flooded with information for cancer survivors, and it is vital they recognize the reliable sources from those that are not.
Fertility Discussions Help Cancer Survivors Preserve the Next Phase of Their Life
Fertility may be affected due to cancer treatment, altering the way survivors move on to their next phase of life — parenthood.
Cancer Survivorship Superstitions: Can a Delayed Mammogram Be Catastrophic?
A routine can feel so comfortable that change is hard. So, when my annual mammogram and cancer checkup was delayed, I tried hard not to sweat the small stuff.
High Sugar Intake May Lead to Premature Aging in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Childhood cancer survivors who had high daily sugar intake — especially when it came to sweetened beverages — had an increased risk of premature aging-related health complications, according to recent research.
How Can Cancer Survivors Learn to ‘Let It Be?’
As a cancer survivor, I can relate to the lyrics of the Beatles’ song, “Let it Be.”
Patients With Cancer, Survivors and Caregivers Open Up About Being 'Cancer Ghosted'
CURE® surveyed its audience to see if they had people in their life cut off communication after a cancer diagnosis, sometimes known as “cancer ghosting.” Here’s what they had to say.
Veteran Offers Advice to Other Military Personnel With Cancer: ‘There’s Nothing Worse Than Trying to Tough It Out’
After being diagnosed with sarcoma while deployed overseas, military veteran Brandi Benson realized the importance of speaking up about health complications.
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