Journaling through Cancer in the 21st Century
by Deborah Ludwig
Marni visited me in the hospital during one of my admissions for chemo in the spring of 2004. I was bemoaning the difficulty of responding to all the emails I’d received from people who’d reached out to inquire about my health. She suggested I start a blog. I could write whenever I felt like it, posting health updates and giving my family and friends one central place to go for information.
Navigating the Journey after Cancer Treatment
by Tish Knobf, PhD, RN, FAAN, AOCN
The end of cancer therapy is often a long awaited milestone that many cancer survivors joyously celebrate. However, your last day of treatment doesn’t signal the end of your cancer journey. No, the end of active therapy simply marks the start of a new voyage, one where you will traverse the uncharted path to survivorship. Here are some navigation tips to help you SURVIVE your first year after treatment.
Live the Life You Love
by Wade Brill
Holy shit, I am a cancer survivor. Five years after my diagnosis, I am finally able to embrace those words.
Adopting a New Normal after Cancer
by Kathleen McBeth, MA
After my doctor told me I had cancer, the rest of the visit was a blur. I was told that I would eventually discover a “new normal,” but this concept was lost on me. I just wanted to have my old normal back.
On the Job Hunt after Cancer
by Julie Jansen
A recent Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of Cancer and Careers found that 78% of the cancer survivors surveyed were concerned that their cancer diagnosis would hinder their ability to find a new job. For many survivors, job hunting after cancer proves to be a challenging experience. However, you can rest assured that if you are qualified for a job, an employer cannot refuse to hire you simply because you have had cancer.
Balancing Cancer and Your Career as a Young Adult
by Rebecca V. Nellis, MPP
No matter your age at diagnosis, you’ll likely feel the impact of cancer in every corner of your life. However, for young adults, cancer poses unique challenges, especially when it comes to employment.
Ready to Get Back to Work?
by Leah Slagenwhite
First of all, you need to know that you are a conqueror. Seriously! The fact that you are even tinkering with the idea of going back to work during or after cancer is a success. Consequently, you may be excited to get back to work. Or you may find the prospect of re-entering the workforce unnerving. No matter what end of the spectrum you’re on, going back to work during or after cancer brings up many questions.
When Survival Isn’t Enough
by Samman Shahpar, MD
Whether you have been newly diagnosed with cancer or have completed treatment, the recovery process is about achieving your highest potential, which not only includes survival but also maintaining function.