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Cancer Recurrence

Six Months of Clean Scans, Yet I Can't Stop Fighting

Jeff Sirlin | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sirlin

I cringe every time someone tells me "congratulations" when they hear I had cleans scans. My body tenses up and an uneasy feeling starts build from within. I'm conflicted on how I should respond.

Your Cancer Is Not My Cancer: The Danger of Comparison

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

The truth is that every single person's cancer is different -- even those diagnosed as the same type and stage -- because that cancer exists in a unique human body unlike no other, with a unique life history and genealogy.

When the Other Shoe Drops: Making Sense of Life When Cancer Returns

Amy Curran Baker | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Curran Baker

My medical oncologist asks me how I'm doing "psychologically." And the truth is that most days I'm fine. Although I wish -- of course -- that I didn't have cancer again. I am calm and methodical about my cancer and how I will go about treating it, because now it is just a part of my life.

Preventing a Recurrence of Cancer

Keith I. Block, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith I. Block, M.D.

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are over 12 million cancer survivors in the U.S. That number is expected to grow as the population ages and treatments improve.