survivorship

October 29, 2015
· Jennifer Titche, as told to Jo Cavallo

Building and Adjusting to My Life After Cancer

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Once you have finished cancer treatment, it is impossible to reconstruct the exact life you had prior to diagnosis. Jennifer Titche talks about the challenges she faces as a young breast cancer survivor and how she is building a life with new goals.

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October 15, 2015
· Margaret Zuccotti

Thoughts on My Cancer Calendar

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Cancer does funny things to one’s sense of time. In this post, Margaret Zuccotti talks about how her diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survival of metastatic inflammatory breast cancer caused her to look at her calendar differently.

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October 6, 2015
· Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Living with Uncertainty

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Dr. Schapira reflects on how many people find strength and encouragement while living with cancer.

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September 29, 2015
· Randy Hillard, MD

The Strangeness of Being an Exceptional Responder

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When Randy Hillard was diagnosed with metastatic stomach cancer in 2010 he was treated with a drug that increased overall survival to an average of 13 months. Now, nearly 5 years later, his unexpected survival has led to some unexpected issues.

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June 16, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Choosing a Breast Prosthesis: A Survivor’s Perspective

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Although many women who have a mastectomy choose to have reconstructive surgery, wearing a breast prosthesis or breast form is another option. Breast cancer survivor Andrea Zinn talks about the process of choosing and being fitted for a breast prosthesis.

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April 21, 2015
· Barbara Tako

Finding Your Super Spidey Cancer Powers

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Barbara Tako is a breast cancer and melanoma survivor. Throughout her experiences, she has tried to turn the negatives of a cancer diagnosis into as many positives as possible—what she calls her “super spidey cancer powers.”

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