Survivorship Today

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Survivorship

Today

Chơi rouletteWhat It’s Like to Live with Cancer

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"Today, living with cancer has taken on a different meaning, with new realities, triumphs and challenges."

Sterling K. Brown,
actor, TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER
THIS IS US, BLACK PANTHER

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"I try not to fear the future. After surviving two cancers, I’ve learned fear is an unwanted companion in my life."

REBECCA, TWO-TIME CANCER SURVIVOR

A person who has been diagnosed with cancer may be twice as likelyChơi roulette to experience mental health issues compared to a person without the disease.

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"Having cancer forced me to look within myself to find new meaning."

Chơi rouletteAJ, STAGE IV LUNG CANCER SURVIVOR

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"During cancer, I felt very isolated. With COVID-19, I’m getting a lot of those same feelings."

BIN, ADVOCATE AND CANCER SURVIVOR

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"Many cancer survivors feel a little lost. Everybody wants them to go back to normal, but life isn’t the same."

Chơi rouletteMELANIE GOLDFARB, MD, MSc, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ENDOCRINE SURGERY

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"I used to have all these preconceptions about cancer. Now I know that cancer can affect anyone."

BRANDI, EWING SARCOMA SURVIVOR AND U.S. ARMY VETERAN

Support and resources are available to help you manage your care while navigating our current environment.

COVID-19 Resources

Of the nearly

17 million

cancer survivors in the U.S. today, only 15 percent feel very prepared for life after treatment.

Today, more people who are diagnosed with cancer are able to live with the disease.

Despite this progress, research is only beginning to understand how cancer impacts us over time.

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Chơi roulette"Cancer has played a role in every decision I’ve made."

Chơi rouletteJamie, Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at Age 27

If you or someone you know is living with cancer, these resources may offer helpful information and support.

Patient & Caregiver Resources Young Adult Resources
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Chơi roulette"All I knew about cancer was death, and I didn't want to hear it."

AJ, Stage 4 Lung Cancer Survivor

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Chơi roulette"If you think in the way, this too shall pass, then it feels different. You know, if there's a will, there's a way."

Donna, Living with Multiple Myeloma

48 percent

Chơi rouletteof cancer survivors say their experience during the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their mental and emotional well-being.

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"Even though we are physically isolated, it doesn’t mean we need to be socially isolated."

MARCIA, CANCER SURVIVOR AND ADVOCATE

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"When I faced cancer, the concept of ‘normal’ really changed for me. And now facing the pandemic, normal has changed once again."

Justin, Men's Health Advocate and Cancer Survivor

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Reflections on coronavirus from an eight-year cancer survivor.

Read Amy's Letter
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"What the entire world is living now is essentially what every stage 4 cancer survivor lives everyday — worry, uncertainty, change."

Rebecca, Two-Time Cancer Survivor

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"Where I'm from, there's still a lot of shame around cancer."

Bin, Advocate and Cancer Survivor

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"There's no cure for multiple myeloma. I'll be living with cancer for the rest of my life."

Donna, Living with Multiple Myeloma

40 percent

of caregivers for people with cancer find their role to be emotionally difficult.

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"In some ways, Rebecca’s cancer has brought us closer and, in some ways, it has driven us apart."

Robert, Rebecca’s Partner