The “new normal”, Me 2.0…coming to terms with life after cancer is something all cancer survivors have to come to terms with. According to a 2010 Livestrong report, 62 to 80 percent of cancer survivors have concerns about their personal appearance, grapple with grief and identity issues and worry about their cancer coming back. Only a quarter to a third get any kind of help for these issues. According to the American Cancer Society, one in four survivors — and keep in mind there are 14.5 million of us in the U.S. alone — has experienced decreased quality of life due to these physical problems— problems brought on not by the cancer, but by treatment. One in 10 has experienced decreased quality of life because of emotional issues such as anxiety, depression and fear of recurrence. We want you to know that you are not alone and that there are resources and people here to support you in your cancer journey.
- Support in San Antonio
- Online Support Groups Advanced Breast Cancer– A website solely dedicated to the needs of people living with metastatic breast cancer. Breastcancer.org has a community forum where you can connect to other survivors National Lymphedema Network – The best and most reliable source for lymphedema information will be located on the National Lymphedema Network website.
What’s New in Survivorship
The ASCO Post Newsreels, recorded live at the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium in San Francisco, California, is now available to the public.. Click on the thumbnail to view the entire interview, or view the full video library on ASCOPost.com.