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Survivorship Gains Attention in the Medical World

23 Jan

Breast Cancer Authority

Improving Cancer Standards for Breast Cancer PatientsDr. Robin B. Dilley, author of In A Moment’s Notice: A Psychologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer and a licensed psychologist.

For those of you who have been treated traditionally by oncology and radiation therapy you may identify with the awkwardness felt when that day of discharge from the oncologist finally came. Now, that “discharge” is being re-examined and explored positive by the Commission on Cancer.

This morning I was listening to Dr. Andrew L. Sainer talk about cancer survivorship treatment. Dr. Sainer is the director of Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center in Hartford Connecticut. In his short eight- minute audio he covered some very important facts and spoke of the Commission on Cancer. The Commission on Cancer is an important and clearly missing piece of this post treatment puzzle. There are current 14 million Americans living after a cancer diagnosis. 2/3 of that number will survive five…

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