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The 2022-2024 edition of "Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures" is now available to help the public health community better met the unique needs of an expanding and diverse population of cancer survivors. The bottom line? The number of people living after a cancer diagnosis keeps rising, naturally due to population growth and aging, plus better treatment and early detection. And racial/ethnic disparities in cancer care persist.
Updated ACS guidelines for diet and physical activity aim to help cancer survivors reduce their risk for the cancer's return and for dying from cancer.
Jill Chang says she always knew she might get cancer some day. It seemed to run in the family. But she never dreamed she’d be diagnosed with cancer at age 30.
“It was such a silly little thing, to dress up as a child might, and treat the whole thing like a big circus, but it provided a way to help both myself and others stay positive,” said Jones.
When Coral Conway was diagnosed with stage IIIB cervical cancer, she felt overwhelmed. She was getting advice and information from many different sources. She had visited local doctors and hospitals in Florida and talked with professionals in her home country of Argentina.
Phyllis Alsterberg was recently treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She hasn’t left her home in New York City much since the coronavirus outbreak started because she has a weakened immune system and she’s worried about getting sick.
Now that she’s in her 50s, Pam Matthews has more aches, pains, and other physical problems. She blames some of this on age, and some of it on long-term side effects from breast cancer treatment she received in her 30s.
A significant number of cancer survivors have sleep problems years after a cancer diagnosis, and American Cancer Society researchers have found that these problems were related to the fear of cancer returning or distress from a physical, emotional, or financial issue related to cancer. The study was published in the journal Sleep Medicine.