June 14, 2019
Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, detection, treatment and follow-up care, there are 15.5 million cancer survivors living today. But even when cancer is in the rearview mirror, the effects can linger. While friends and family are quick to rally support during treatment, the aftermath of cancer can be just as devastating as the cancer itself.
June is National Cancer Survivor Month – an important reminder that cancer survivors are warriors who need support even after their cancer is gone. Challenges often include:
If you know a cancer survivor, consider ways to provide support today just as you did when they were first diagnosed. Being cancer-free does not mean they are worry-free, so encourage those who are struggling to see a provider to help ease persistent symptoms and refer them to the right experts.