Caring for Yourself After Cancer

Advances in cancer care and research now mean that a considerable majority of people who receive cancer treatment survive the disease. As a result, the number of cancer survivors grows significantly each year. Following cancer treatment, survivors find themselves turning the focus of their attention from figuring out how to beat the disease to learning how to adjust to everyday life again.

This section addresses many of the issues confronting cancer survivors, including changes in the body after cancer treatment; emotional and physical symptom management; legal rights concerning healthcare and employment; finding support groups; maintaining, repairing, or enhancing personal relationships, and pursuing appropriate follow-up care.