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Cancer is a major event for all who are diagnosed, and for those who love and care for them.

Some survivors may experience physical, emotional, and psychosocial challenges after cancer treatment. Therefore knowing how to partner with your follow-up healthcare team can greatly contribute to your quality of life.

As you monitor your health post-treatment, you may choose to create a few lifestyle changes. This may include reducing stress, diet improvements, and giving more time to the events and activities you enjoy.

Many survivors report a renewed appreciation and engage in ways to optimize their good health. As empowered survivors they are focused on building strength for the future.

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  • All Journey Phases; Anal Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Bone Cancer; Brain Tumors; Breast Cancer; Carcinoid Cancer; Cervical Cancer; Colon Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Gallbladder Cancer; Head and Neck Cancer; Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer; Leukemia; Liver Cancer; Lung Cancer; Lymphoma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Ovarian Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Penile Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Rectal Cancer; Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer; Stomach Cancer; Testicular Cancer; Thyroid Cancer; Uterine Cancer; Vaginal Cancer; Vulvar Cancer; Other Cancer; Unknown Primary Origin Cancer
  • Survivorship Support

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Hi, I'm Bob H
How did you know that the cancer showed up in your lymph nodes without a rise in your PSA? What test did they do and what prompted the test? Thanks.
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  • Sun Oct 22, 2017 · Like1
Hi, I'm Katie and I'm a Survivor!
Fish oil, walnut oil, and other omega 3 oils are very good for us. But, as usual, moderation is the key. We shouldn't drink it.
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  • Sun Jul 27, 2014 · Like4
Healthcare professional for breast cancer recovery and lymphedema management
Yoga creates harmony of mind and body. It has become center stage in the offerings of complementary therapies for breast cancer recovery. Yoga is now offered in conjunction with other standards of ...
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  • Wed Feb 8, 2012 · Like1
Hi, I'm catherine f.
We have some good news. Cathy had nine treatments of very powerful stuff and three PET scans to see the results. Cathy was originally disgnosed as terminal, but in ;ast week's PET scan she was foun...
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  • Sat Jan 21, 2012 · Like4
Hi, I'm Allison
Thanks for this - it makes perfect sense! I am now exploring the idea of not even going back at all, and starting my own practice (make my own hours and work less than 'full time') - my tumors are ...
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  • Sat Oct 8, 2011 · Like1
Hi, I'm Katie and I'm a Survivor!
This discussion has really good information and a great list of suggestions in the first post. The latest information on nutrients and many recipes that can be prepared in 5 to 15 minutes (30 m...
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  • Fri Jul 4, 2014 · Like6
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In the booklet Facing Forward, the National Cancer Institute compiled what has been learned from survivors about life after cancer treatment. It includes practical ways of dealing with common probl... more
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In addition to the physical effects of cancer, survivors will experience psychological, emotional and spiritual impacts which are well addressed by MD Anderson Cancer Center. Many of these affect q... more
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All cancer survivors should have follow-up care after treatment. It is important because it helps to identify changes in health, such as checking for recurrence (the return of cancer in the primary... more