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Life After Cancer A Roadmap for Cancer Survivors


Life After

A Roadmap for Cancer Survivors



Introduction and Overview
A Roadmap for Cancer Survivors - Cancer Survivorship Care Program
Cancer survivors begin a new lifelong battle, which is best fought through a team approach....

Section 1: Coming to Grips
Coming to Grips - Life After Cancer
A physical cure does not mark the end of the healing process. Strategies can be devised to ease...

Workplace Discrimination
When you do get back to work, you may notice many changes...

Section 2: The Survivorship Care Program
Cancer Survivorship Care Program
A comprehensive proactive approach to improve quality of life, prolong survival...

The Cancer Survivorship Care Plan Summary
An organized preventive medicine program is needed with screening and advice on ways to adopt...

An Example of a Survivor's Follow-up Plan (Text version)
An example of a Survivor's an individualized follow-up plan...

An Example of a Survivor's Follow-up Plan (PDF version)
An example of a Survivor's an individualized follow-up plan...

A Personal Portable Health Record
Encourage your providers of healthcare to give you copies of your information...

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Longevity and Quality of Life
Improve survivorship, use information on cancer prevention, supportive care programs...

The Occurrence of a Second Cancer or a New Cancer in Cancer Survivors
A medical care provider relationship will improve chances of catching recurrent or new cancers at a more treatable stage....

Genetics and Cancer Survivorship
Genetic counseling and testing may be used to evaluate your hereditary history and make appropriate recommendations...

Challenges for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Childhood survivors are likely to develop severe and life threatening chronic health conditions...

Section 3: Caregivers
Caregivers
Caregiving includes providing nutritional and emotional support, and...

Section 4: The Healthy Lifestyle Imperative
Lifestyle and Age
The relationship between lifestyles and survival following cancer therapy is important....

Tobacco and Cancer
Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death in America causally related to...

Alcohol and Cancer Survivors
Alcohol has been shown to be a small to modest cancer risk factor...

Skin Cancers and Sun Exposure
Skin cancers are one of the most common second cancers, especially for those treated with radiation therapy...

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
Non-melanoma cancer probably accounts for more than 50% of all cancers...

Melanoma Skin Cancers
Melanoma - black tumor is one of the most lethal cancers of any kind...

Section 5: Nutrition for Healthy Survivorship
Nutrition for Healthy Survivorship
Lifestyle nutrition changes can help reduce the risk of recurrent and new cancers and promote survival....

Section 6: Benefits of Physical Activity
Benefits of Physical Activity
Exercise will increase survival, improve quality of life and decrease risk for cancer recurrence, fatigue, overweight....

Section 7: Surviving the Emotional Impact of Cancer
Surviving the Emotional Impact of Cancer
Patients and survivors experience emotional and social challenges during cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship....

The Stanford Cancer Concierge Program
The Cancer Concierge Services aspires to build a new model of care...

UCSF Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center
Information, Emotional, and Lifestyle Support care is profoundly important...

Mental (Cognitive) Changes in Survivors
Survivors should know that mental impairment called chemo-brain could happen...

Emotional Spiritual and Religious Support
At times of extreme vulnerability, we all tend to pay more attention to our innate spirituality...

Section 8: Survival with Disease and Side Effect Control
Pain and Pain Management
Pain has been rated by some as the most common symptom in cancer survivors...

Fatigue
Up to 90% of cancer survivors are affected by fatigue, especially those under treatment. It affects quality of life...

The Role of Sleep in Health, Disease, and Therapy
Cancer survivors have many potential physical and psychological issues which may disturb sleep...

Infertility
Fertility is a possibility for many cancer survivors with new treatment options...

Lymphedema
Lymphedema, swelling in the soft tissues of the limbs, is a chronic problem that may cause distress, pain...

Changes in Sexuality and Sexual Problems
Sexuality is a legitimate area of concern, after your cancer has been diagnosed...

Section 9: Treatment Side Effects and Solutions
Stem Cell Transplantation: Survivors Concerns
Autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation survivor issues...

Cancer Treatment Side Effects and Solutions
Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy-related Cardiac and Pulmonary Toxicity, Renal (Kidney) Toxicity Side Effects....

Section 10: Common Comorbidities that Affect Survival
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes mellitus a chronic disease - the body is not able to store and use sugar leading to hyperglycemia...

Heart Disease
We can eliminate much of the death and disability caused by heart disease...

Obesity, Cancer, and Survival
When you lose weight you can reduce your cancer risk and promote your longevity...

Osteoporosis - How to Live Longer with Bones that are Stronger
Osteopenia and osteoporosis are common problems associated with age and cancer survivorship...

Stroke
A stroke is a highly treatable disease like a heart attack...

Stroke Risk Factors
It has been estimated that the risk of a stroke is related to high blood pressure...

Stroke Prevention Tips
Diet and Exercise to maintain a healthy weight...

Section 11: Planning for Your Future by Getting Your Affairs in Order
Planning for Your Future by Getting Your Affairs in Order
Life is full of unplanned events. Death is actually a shared experience for your family and friends...

Section 12: Conclusion
Conclusion Life After Cancer - A Roadmap for Cancer Survivors
Survivors of cancer graduate to a new life keenly aware of how fragile life is and are ready to fight to preserve it...

Appendix: Publications and website resources
Appendix Cancer Survivorship Care Program
Useful Audio, Guidelines, Web and Internet resources and Publications...





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