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Finding Balance in Your Life

 

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I’ve Just Been Diagnosed with Cancer. Now What?
Tips for Adjusting to Your New Life as a Person with Cancer

by Sarah Rosenbloom, PhD

A diagnosis of any type of cancer can be shocking and devastat­ing, even if it is treatable or curable. When you first learn you have cancer, you may feel as if your life is out of control. You may wonder if you’re going to live, your normal routine is disrupted by doctor visits and treat­ments, you may feel like you can’t do the things you enjoy, and you can feel helpless and lonely.

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4 Things Every Survivor Should Know about Cancer Rehabilitation

by Julie Silver, MD

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, there’s a good chance – scien­tifically speaking – that rehabilitation can help improve your daily function and reduce treatment-related side effects. There’s also a good chance that no one has fully explained these benefits to you.

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Embracing Survivorship

by Jolene Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C

It may surprise you to know that there are now 15.5 million can­cer survivors in this country. Needless to say, much has changed for cancer survivors in recent years. We have increasing knowledge about late and long-term effects of both cancer and its treatment. We even know more about how to prevent cancer recurrences and extend survivorship after treatment ends.

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