Key Survivorship Issues
Cancer survivorship is the experience of living with, through, and beyond cancer. Currently, it is estimated that there are over 12 million American cancer survivors. Cancer survivors often face physical, emotional, social, financial, and organizational challenges due to the disease and/or the treatment of the disease.
Cancer and the treatments for cancer can affect survivors' in many ways, and the effects felt by survivors can persist or develop long after diagnosis and treatment.
The mission of the Connecticut Challenge is to empower cancer survivors to take control of their health by offering credible information, comprehensive resources and a roadmap for them to live healthier, happier and longer lives.
The following list represents many of the conditions a survivor might face; however, it is important to understand that this is not an exhaustive list. It is also important to understand that this list is not meant to assist in diagnosis of conditions. Rather, please use this list to learn about many of the conditions associated with cancer and treatment of cancer. If you are concerned that you are suffering from any of these conditions, be sure to consult your current doctor immediately, and alert your current physician to your cancer diagnosis if she is not already aware of it.
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