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Finding Balance in Your Life

 

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Embracing Survivorship
How to Make the Most of Life after Cancer Treatment

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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Creating a Cancer Legacy Project

by Paulette Kouffman Sherman, PsyD

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I realized that my life might end up being shorter than I had originally thought. And it became the push I needed to accomplish my dream of leaving behind a legacy of books.

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Post-Traumatic Growth

by Pamela J. Ginsberg, PhD

Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the most devastating and frightening experiences a person may ever face. Cancer can completely disrupt your life, sending you into a tailspin of fear, uncertainty, and loss of control. It will bring on a myriad of psychological and logistical challenges. And they all must be confronted at a time when you feel vulnerable and destabilized.

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