Hot off the presses!The Colon Cancer Prevention Project and a team of experts worked together to update and create some of our awareness materials.
NEW materials to fight colon cancer!
- Monday, 16 September 2013 13:30
Support after cancer treatment
- Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:58
One thing we feel passionate about is that support for cancer patients shouldn't end when treatment does. One of our services includes monthly survivor groups.
Here's an excerpt:
"No hospital sends a stroke patient home without a detailed plan to help them regain as much of their normal functioning as possible. Yet cancer patients are routinely released with no guidance on how to deal with the impairments that may linger after their treatment is done. “A lot of cancer survivors feel ditched after treatment,” says Catherine Alfano, deputy director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute.
Research shows that cancer rehabilitation can help people reduce disability and improve their functioning, yet too few cancer survivors get such care, says Julie Silver, a physician and associate professor at Harvard Medical School. She encountered the problem herself after undergoing rigorous treatment for breast cancer in 2003. Afterward, she felt abandoned."