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Survivorship Researcher’s Response to WSJ Article on Cancer Care

Survivorship Researcher’s Response to WSJ Article on Cancer Care

by Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, The Colorado School of Public Health and University of Colorado Cancer Center Response to the Wall Street Journal article:  The Next Front in Cancer Care Cancer survivorship topics are featured in the Wall Street Journal? How exciting! As noted in the article by the WSJ, Treatment Summaries and Survivorship Care Plans (TS/SCP) are now encouraged and required by The Commission on Cancer.  Several foundations and survivorship champions have begun to offer templates and structure to help clinical teams and treatment facilities provide the specific information. The hope is that they help patients bridge primary care with understanding of their treatment and health recommendations going forward. The large scale

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Meet the One Million Strong – Shanie H. from Kansas

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  Meet Shanie Shanie Hepler, Survivor From Overland Park, KS Shanie’s Story: At the end of 2006 and beginning of 2007, I was proudly expecting my third child. Throughout the end of this pregnancy I was suffering with terrible bowel trouble. I brought this up to my doctor at that time and was told I had hemorrhoids due to the pregnancy. It eventually got so bad that I couldn’t even take a walk after dinner and make it back to the bathroom. I also started passing nothing but blood. I gave

The “Now What” After Cancer Treatment

It’s an amazing day. You stand up and get dressed, finally getting to wear clothes that don’t have a huge crack in the back. Or, you walk away from the leather chair in the chemo ward for the last time. Becoming “free” of cancer is a day all survivors long for – it’s the goal. The finish line in sight. But for many of us, once we “cross the finish line,” we aren’t necessarily jumping up and down at the victory like we thought we would. Instead, something unexpected happens. It hits us. Whether it’s our hospital security blanket that gets taken away or just the reality of “now what’s”

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