Life changes immediately after hearing the words, “You have cancer.” At first, you can't think about anything else. All you feel is shock or numbness. It can be hard to believe. read more
Learn about the physical, practical and emotional concerns of cancer survivors. Find resources and support.
Young adults (teens to age 39) and adolescents have very specific concerns when they are diagnosed with cancer. This is a time when they want to meet others and form close relationships. It's a time read more
This presentation explains how health care professionals can provide timely and personalized fertility information to cancer patients.
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You may experience temporary or permanent physical changes in your body as a result of cancer treatment. The way you feel and think about your body may also change. Understanding how cancer can affect read more
Survivors sometimes experience ongoing pain after cancer treatment. Chronic (or persistent) pain may be mild or severe, and may affect quality of life. The good news is that there are now many methods read more
Do you understand the information you're getting from your health care team? Do you know what questions to ask? You need good communication to get the best care from your health care team members. read more
A spouse or partner can be a primary source of support to a cancer survivor. However, if communication begins to break down, it can be stressful and result in low levels of support for both. read more
It’s natural to have concerns about physical changes that could happen during and after cancer treatment. Your health care team can help you learn what to expect. They will explain what is likely to read more
The need for emotional support doesn’t stop when treatment ends. There are many ways to receive emotional support that can improve your quality of life and help you manage the challenges you face at read more
After treatment is done, you can experience a mix of reactions. Often the emotions are positive. You may have discovered new personal strength and deepened relationships with loved ones during read more
Sometimes survivors may feel extremely tired or feel like they don’t have enough energy to carry out daily activities. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by survivors during active read more
One area of life that cancer and treatment might change is the ability to have or enjoy sex. This is sometimes referred to as female sexual dysfunction and can affect you physically and emotionally. read more
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