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Support Teams for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

 

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Where Can I Go for Cancer Rehabilitation?

by Michael D. Stubblefield, MD

There are more than 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. This number will increase to an estimated 20 million by the year 2026. Greater than half of these survi­vors will experience complications of cancer and its treatment, which can profoundly affect their function and quality of life. Moreover, finding rehabilitation services to help improve function and quality of life after cancer can be a challenge for many survivors.

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Wings for Life

For cancer survivors, distant travel is sometimes necessary to reach a cancer center or hospital for treat­ment or a second opinion that is not available in their local communities. Various air transport organizations pro­vide free or reduced-cost flights to assist people who need help. The following is a partial listing of organizations that pro­vide or coordinate flights for cancer survivors and their families.

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How Are You, Really?

by Jolyn Taylor, MD, MPH, and Lois Ramondetta, MD

How are you? This is often the first thing a doctor says when you arrive for an appointment. While it’s a simple question, it’s one that can be difficult to answer. After all, most people battling cancer are likely experiencing a multi­tude of symptoms and side effects, with some more troubling than others. Should you report all of your symptoms? Only some of them? Which ones?

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