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Recover Survivorship

There are approximately 2.5 million in the United States and, fortunately, this number has grown over the past decade.  For many decades the talk has been, and still is, about research to find a cure.  However, today, because of successes in understanding more about , successes in discovering increasingly effective treatments and improved , there is more talk about , i.e. .

In fact, the  and (Lance Armstrong Foundation) have led a public health effort to address the issues that the growing number of cancer face by living with, through and beyond cancer. Through their collaboration, was developed:

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The represents the combined effort of almost 100 experts in cancer and public health. It identifies and prioritizes cancer needs and proposes strategies for addressing those needs within four core public health components:

  • Surveillance and applied research.
  • Communication, education and training.
  • Programs, policies and infrastructure.
  • Access to quality care and services.

The has more information regarding its activities with partner organizations to help cancer throughout their cancer experience.

From the time you are diagnosed with cancer you are deemed a because you are taking steps to overcome the disease. But, what does really mean? 
Here’s the ’s definition:

covers the physical, psychosocial and economic issues of cancer, from diagnosis until the end of life. It focuses on the health and life of a person with cancer beyond the diagnosis and treatment phases. includes issues related to the ability to get healthcare and follow-up treatment, late effects of treatment, second cancers and . Family members, friends and caregivers are also part of the experience.”

Another perspective on “what is ” is provided by an ABC News interview, conducted by , a , with the founder of , :

Your and will be dictated by the decisions and choices you make about how you live your life after treatment.  Taking charge of your recovery and devising a holistic action plan, i.e. a to manage your will help you live in a way that focuses on and enables you to live a strong, healthy and vibrant life.

Breast Cancer Partner Events

September 29, 2012
'Pamper Me Pink' Breast Cancer Event, Floyd County, IN

September 22 – October 28, 2012
Shine Your Light Bright for the Cancer Fight, San Marcos, TX

September 29, 2012
Pink October Velvet Sessions with Bret Michaels, Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL

September 30, October 3, 2012
American College of Lifestyle Medicine Conference – “Treating the Cause”, Orlando, FL

September 30, 2012
Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Race, Washington, D.C.

October 3, 2012
The Beauty of Caring Event, San Francisco, CA

October 11, 2012
Cancer and Careers Online Event Legal & Insurance Issues to Consider

October 13 – 14, 2012
Lance Armstrong Foundation Live Long Run, Walk, Ride Event, Hallandale Beach, FL

October20, 2012
SASS Foundation 18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Uniondale, NY

October 27 – 30
AACR Cancer Health Disparities Conference, San Diego, CA

November 15, 2012
Cancer and Careers Online Event Re-Entering the Workforce After Short & Long Absences


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