survivorship

October 21, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

The Serious Financial Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

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After being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, a high school teacher struggles with figuring out how he will pay for his cancer treatment and keep from going broke. Although this is the basis for the hugely popular TV series Breaking Bad, for many people living with cancer, figuring out how to deal with the financial fallout of cancer and cancer treatment is a stark reality.

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September 30, 2014
· Lori Piggott, as told to Jo Cavello

Cancer Has Given Me Courage

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In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades.

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July 10, 2014
· Heather Von St. James

A Cause for Celebration

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Heather Von St. James and her family have turned the day she had surgery to treat mesothelioma into a huge celebration—Lung Leavin’ Day. In this guest post, she explains how adding a little humor to her cancer experience has taken away some of the fear.

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June 5, 2014
· Jane O. Smith

Body Image Matters

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Jane O. Smith offers insights about embracing and expressing the physical (and emotional) changes that happen after a mastectomy and other types of cancer treatment.

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April 24, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

What Should I Do With Unused Medications?

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When you no longer need a medication, it is important to get rid of it as safely as possible. Here are three ways to dispose of unused or partially empty prescriptions.

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April 3, 2014
· Samantha Rose

Great Expectations After Cancer

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Samantha Rose describes the pressure cancer survivors like her put on themselves to feel happy and optimistic after finishing treatment and how she has learned to be more patient with herself.

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