National Cancer Survivors Day 2016: Communities to Celebrate Cancer Survivors, Raise Awareness on June 5
On Sunday, June 5, 2016, cancer survivors and supporters in communities around the world will gather to celebrate the 29th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® and raise awareness of the issues of cancer survivorship.
Men, Cancer, and Sexual Health
Incredible advances in cancer care are now allowing men to recover healthy and active lives after treatment. Still, cancer treatments can affect a man’s sexual function. This is especially true for prostate, colorectal, and bladder cancers, three of the most common cancers in men. The side effects of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy for these and other types of cancer can interfere with your ability to achieve and maintain an erection, lessen your desire for sex, and affect your ability to have children.
What Causes It and What You Can Do about It
Until recently, the cognitive changes brought on by cancer treatment – often called chemo brain or chemo fog – were brushed under the rug. Many physicians believed they were simply a result of anxiety or distress and, therefore, not a real medical concern. We are now learning, however, that up to 75 percent of people treated for cancer do experience some form of cognitive symptoms due to the disease and its treatment.
What about a Support Group?
Support groups are frequently recommended for people who are facing a change or challenge in life. Groups of people gathering for information, help, and networking is nothing new. A cancer diagnosis often leads a person or a family to find a support group.
Say YES to Your New Possibilities after Cancer
When you’re diagnosed with cancer, your entire world is shaken. Your identity is altered, your priorities shift, and tremendous change occurs in almost every area of your life. These changes can be anxiety provoking and, at times, frightening. But somewhere in the midst of these un-certainties, something beautiful happens – a space for newness and fresh ideas opens up.
You Can Choose What to Do
with Your Next Chapter.
No matter how much time we have, we can make the most of it – right here, right now.
No matter where you are in your cancer journey, you can choose what the next chapter will look and feel like. The day I learned I had brain cancer changed my life.
One Step at a Time
How I Went from Being Unable to Walk After Cancer to Running Marathons
by Matt Jones
On January 29, 2016, I crossed the finish line of my seventh marathon on my seventh continent. Just three days prior, I completed my sixth marathon on my sixth continent, Antarctica – yes, I ran a marathon in Antarctica. But twelve years earlier, at age 25, I was relearning how to walk.