Surviving Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is a cancer survivor?
  2. Are there many cancer survivors who are older?
  3. What factors influence cancer survival and recovery?
  4. Why does my age at diagnosis affect my survival?
  5. What is follow-up care?
  6. Why is follow-up care important?
  7. What does a wellness plan include?
  8. What kinds of medical information should I keep?
  9. What should I discuss with my doctor during follow-up visits?
  10. My treatment is over, so why am I still so tired?
  11. What can I do to lessen my fatigue?
  12. Why can't I remember things the way I did before I had cancer?
  13. What can I do to improve my memory and concentration?
  14. What can I do to control my pain?
  15. What are the symptoms of nerve damage, or neuropathy, caused by cancer treatment?
  16. What steps can I take to help manage my neuropathy?
  17. What can I do to prevent the lymphedema, or swelling, caused by my cancer treatment?
  18. Why is my mouth so sensitive after cancer treatment?
  19. How can I cope with mouth and teeth problems?
  20. What can I do to lose the weight I gained during treatment?
  21. What can I do about bowel and bladder problems that may occur?
  22. What can I do about problems with intimacy?
  23. How can I cope with my fear of cancer recurring?
  24. What are signs that I should seek professional help for depression?
  25. Why does my family treat me differently than they did before I had cancer?
  26. How can I ensure good communication with family and loved ones?
  27. Where can I get more information about cancer survivorship issues?

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